Tau Chapter at UT Arlington Celebrates Founders Week; Hosts 24 Hour Canned Food Drive and Miss Silver Rose Pageant

In celebration of their twenty-first founder’s day, the Tau Chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington coordinated a week-long series of events culminating with their inaugural Miss Silver Rose Scholarship Pageant.

The chapter also hosted informative community events such as Brothers Against Drunk Driving and their traditional 24 hour canned food drive which has become a staple of Tau Chapter in recent years.

The UT-Arlington campus community got an opportunity to Pie the UTA Knights as that event kicked off Founder’s Week. Supporters from other campus organizations as well as UTA students in general were able to partake in this event which has become a tradition across the country.

On Wednesday, the brothers of the Tau chapter hosted their traditional 24 hour canned food drive in front of the Library Mall. The brothers collected all type of non-perishable items that were then donated to a local food bank.

Founder’s Week culminated with the inaugural Mrs. Silver Rose Scholarship Pageant which the brothers worked tirelessly to coordinate and promote. The outpouring of support from contestants, and the UTA campus community was evident. Organizations like Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc., Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. among others were represented by members of those organizations who competed.

The pageant awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the winner and the title of reigning Miss Silver Rose. A Miss Silver Rose is an ambassador to everything ODPhi represents: a rose among chivalrous knights. She represents academic excellence, personality, service, and leadership and the judges looked to find that in every one of the contestants. 

The pageant was held on campus at the Rosebud Theater and the Pie a Knight event was held at the UC Mall, in front of the University Center.

The Tau chapter actively worked to coordinate this week long series of events in order to showcase the impact that the brotherhood has had on the University of Texas at Arlington.

Unity, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, a goal to serve those that are under-served and to graduate its members, goals that are all too familiar to all members of Omega Delta Phi but that the Tau Chapter has continually owned and accomplished.