Sigma Chapter of Omega Delta Phi at Southern Methodist University hosts "Never Send a Knight Without Armor" Valentine's Day 2/14/2013 Safe Sex informational
The Southern Methodist University Sigma chapter of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc is hosting a table to promote safe sex and proper condom use on Valentine's Day Thursday, February 14 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at the West Bridge area on the SMU campus. The chapter states that the informational is a chance for their chapter to support a platform that coincides with their fraternal values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership.
Per Kalen Lewis, vice president of the chapter, "The purpose of this event is to keep people safe and informed on Valentine's Day. In a sex positive environment, it's important to also remember that ("sex") it's not necessarily a risk-free venture."
Kalen further informs on a Facebook response, "Besides, if there is free protection, I think more people would stay equipped and better protected."
Chapter President Gustavo Castillo presses on Kalen's point in reply, "Our group worked on the event partnership with the SMU Women's Center and Health Education department. One of our biggest motivations is to provide a means to stay safe on a night some people feel its okay to take more risks. Giving students literature and contraception reminds them that safety should still be a couple's first concern. Valentines is that time of the year where couples tend to be more intimate and newer couples are maybe planning for a big night so our chapter wants to provide information and contraceptives for free because it can be intimidating to buy them."
Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private research university in University Park, Texas; a suburb of Dallas (though the mailing address says Dallas). Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, SMU operates satellite campuses in Plano, Texas and Taos, New Mexico. SMU is owned by the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. [Information from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Methodist_University]
Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. is a multicultural service/social fraternity that aims at graduating its members while giving back to the community. The Fraternity has established itself on over 50 campuses and is predominantly centered in Texas and the Southwest. However, the Fraternity has been experiencing tremendous growth in the Midwest the last 10 years. Although founded mainly by Latinos, the Fraternity has traditionally always been open to men of different backgrounds, as demonstrated through its “One culture, any race” philosophy.[Information from the Omega Delta Phi website http://www.OmegaDeltaPhi.com]