The History of Gamma Omega Delta
We are a young fraternity, but our methods and symbols date back thousands of years. Our mascot, the Phoenix, is an age-old emblem of new life. It is believed that the ancient Greeks derived it from the Egyptian Bennu, a bird deity of rebirth.
The idea for our multicultural fraternity was first born in the City University of New York (CUNY) at Brooklyn College in the spring of 1989. It would unite men from different ethnicities under the Greek letters of Gamma Omega Delta.
The restructuring of the fledgling fraternity began in the spring of 1992 with eight brothers from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. It was completed in the fall of 1993 after the initiation of three more brothers at SUNY Binghamton University. By this time, the organization also had members at CUNY Staten Island College.
These 11 members established ownership of the fraternity and laid down its foundation by establishing goals and ideals that define our mission of multiculturalism, service, academic excellence, and brotherhood. Because of their tireless work and undying dedication, these members are recognized as the 11 Visionaries of Gamma Omega Delta. November 20th, 1993 officially became known as our Founders' Day because it marked a new beginning, symbolizing a clean slate for us to create our vision upon.
With the intent of establishing a central office that would have governing power and further define the organization's existence as a legitimate legal entity, the fraternity was incorporated on March 1st, 1994 under the laws of the state of New York. Today, it is recognized as Gamma Omega Delta Fraternity, Incorporated.
The Visionaries of Gamma Omega Delta Fraternity, Incorporated
Beta Chapter of Spring 1992
Luis Alberto Inoa
Delta Chapter of Fall 1993