Omega Delta Sigma

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Omega Delta Sigma
Founded1999; 24 years ago (1999)
University of Florida
TypeLeadership and Service
EmphasisVeterans, Reservist, & Supporters
MottoProfessional, Scholars, Warriors
PillarsSelfless Service and Leadership
Colors  Blue,   Black and   Silver
SymbolAmerican Flag
HeadquartersState College, PA
WebsiteOfficial website

Omega Delta Sigma (ΩΔΣ) National Veterans Fraternity, also known as ODS, is a leadership and service based co-ed fraternity.


Omega Delta Sigma was founded at the University of Florida in 1999 as a way for veterans to come together, share experiences, and meet other veterans. The founders were:

  • Carlos Espitia (USMC) serving as University of Florida Chapter President, National Chapter President
  • Dave Morton (USN), serving as Santa Fe / Saint Leo University Chapters President, National Chapter Vice President
  • Scott Raeburn (USMC)
  • Jason Cottey (USAF)
  • John Travis Rivero (US Army), K.I.A. 2002

Since its founding, Omega Delta Sigma has established a number of other chapters located across the United States.[1]


ΩΔΣ has three goals:

  • To facilitate the transition from military life to collegiate life and to provide a network of contacts
  • Provide support within the fraternity
  • Offer services to veterans[1]


National Presidents

  • 2000–2009 Carlos Espitia
  • 2009–2012 Peter Ficnerski
  • 2012–2016 Sam Smith
  • 2016–Present Vincent Rivera


Omega Delta Sigma donates to Wounded Warrior Project, Support The Troops, and Toys for Tots. In addition, each chapter organizes their own philanthropy events.

Chapters established[edit]

See also[edit]

Other veteran organizations:


  1. ^ a b Noted in its history, national website, accessed 28 August 2022.
  2. ^ Corso, Vincent (July 1, 2021). "After Selling State College VFW Building, Club to Establish Home for Veterans' Fraternity". Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  3. ^ Shearer, Nicole (November 10, 2020). "Two student veterans share their experiences and insight". Retrieved 28 August 2022.

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