There are those that say that there is no bigger bond than the one forged by blood. Blood family is everything; but if there is anything that even comes close to that type of bond, it is the one we forge with our fraternity brothers in Omega Delta Phi. For a select few brothers, the bond comes twice for they are not only members of the same fraternity, but also family by blood.
In the twenty two year history of the Delta Chapter at Texas A&M University, our chapter lineage has become intertwined with that of our bloodlines. Younger brothers have followed in the footsteps of older brothers and become fraternity brothers swearing to uphold the same principles and the legacy of the Delta Chapter.
Daniel Escobar, of the Gamma Line was the first chapter legacy who joined the brotherhood immediately after his brother David was activated as a member of the Beta Line. Like him, several other members have pursued membership at Delta Chapter as legacies and been fortunate to revel in the fraternal ties that make this fraternity so great.
One of the first Delta Chapter legacies was Stanley Bertrand, member of the Zeta Line of Spring 1994 who joined the brotherhood following in the footsteps of his older but shorter brother Daniel, activated with the Delta Line of Fall 1992 and who would eventually become National President of the fraternity. Stanley credited Daniel’s involvement with the brotherhood as a big influence in his decision to pursue membership.
“I was able to get a rundown before I pledged, I got to meet a lot of brothers too” Stanley noted. When asked if he believed being a legacy added extra stress, pressure to his pledge process, as it was known at the time, brother Stanley shared this: “Hell yes. I felt I had to represent my family and b