Omega Phi Gamma

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Omega Phi Gamma
ΩΦΓ
Omega Phi Gamma Crest.jpg
Founded May 21, 1995; 21 years ago
University of Texas at Austin
Type Social
Scope Asian-interest
Motto “Bound by Honor,
Rise above All”
Colors      Ash Grey

Black

Symbol Dragon
Chapters 5
Creed We, the brothers of Omega Phi Gamma, swear to uphold the traditions and ideas of our fraternity, to promote brotherhood among all, to display leadership among others, and individuality within ourselves
Homepage http://www.omegaphigamma.com/

Omega Phi Gamma (ΩΦΓ, also known as Omegas or OPhiG) is an Asian-interest fraternity established in the Spring of 1995 at the University of Texas at Austin. They strive to promote brotherhood, leadership, and service within the Asian-American community, and continue to maintain the highest levels of excellence while encouraging the growth of strong and successful men.

History[edit]

Omega Phi Gamma was founded at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 1995. The founding fathers were originally brought together by their sister sorority, Sigma Phi Omega. The founders took the Sigma Phi Omega big brother program and merged it with close friends to form the original group of brothers.What they envisioned was an Asian American organization that truly promoted the principles of brotherhood and provided a balance between community service and social activity

Omega Convention 20th Anniversary and Texas A&M Charter Class Crossing Ceremony

The founding fathers came together for the first time on November 18, 1994. On December 2, 1994, the founders officially introduced themselves with a new fraternity tradition, the step show. During the spring of 1995, they began working on a charter from other already established Asian fraternities. However, they were unimpressed with the quality of the fraternities they visited, and so the founders voted unanimously to start a fraternity from scratch, Omega Phi Gamma.

After the founders created Omega Phi Gamma, one of its early members propose to create a brother fraternity and asked for support in building another fraternity from scratch which is now Delta Epsilon Psi, a South Asian interest fraternity. Alongside with Sigma Phi Omega and Delta Epsilon Psi they created the original Tri-fam and has one of the strongest bonds between organizations.

Founding Fathers[edit]

  • Alex Chang
  • Ting Chang
  • Tom Chang
  • Charlie Chang
  • Christian Fernandez
  • Michael Gong
  • Minh Ha
  • Jeff Ho
  • Nguyen Ho
  • Dave Lee
  • Matthew Lee
  • Michael Lee
  • Sung Lim
  • Hsin-Lei Liu
  • Thomas Nguyen
  • Andy Pan
  • William Reeves
  • Andrew To
  • Joseph Yu
  • Stephen Yuen

Founder, Thomas Nguyen (Middle) and Alpha class, Aiki Tran (left) on CNBC’s Restaurant Startup reality show

Unity Talent Show[edit]

Every fall semester during rush, the brothers of Omega Phi Gamma host one of the largest talents shows on campus as a way to promote unity among all organizations and perform their traditional step show to show new students all that they have to offer. Unity showcases the talents of various ethnic organizations on campus in order to promote cohesion and discover commonalities among diverse groups through friendly competition.

Omegas at Unity 2016

Philanthropy/Scholarships[edit]

  • Omega Phi Gamma Endowment Scholarship

Omega Phi Gamma is the only fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin with an endowment scholarship program to help incoming students financially with their education. The Omega Phi Gamma Endowment Scholarship program is funded by the alumni of the fraternity to give back to students in financial need.

  • Philanthropy

As a service/social fraternity, Omega Phi Gamma partake in numerous community service events every year. As part of their annual philanthropic project, they raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation as part of their Riding to Fight Cancer Week. Within this project, they participate in the Austin LIVESTRONG Challenge to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. The fraternity has raised over 10,000 dollars for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the fight against cancer.

Actives and Alumnus from all chapters participate in the Livestrong bike ride to raise funds for cancer awareness

In addition to this, Omega Phi Gamma is prominently involved on campus and in the local community. The fraternity has been volunteering at local schools tutoring children, at the University United Methodist Church feeding the homeless, and most recently at Project 2016, a community service project sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin, fixing houses to be given to those less fortunate. They have also adopted a street as part of the Keep Austin Beautiful project.

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