Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The 2014 celebration was to commemorate the incredible contributions of the Greek community at Ohio Wesleyan. “Not Four Years, But For Life. Celebrating 160 Years of Greek Life” explored the many events, alumni, and chapters that have made our campus strong since the chartering of Beta Theta Pi in 1853. Greek life has served as a source of community, service, and leadership during the last 160 years and remains a source of great pride into the future.

The events of the year’s Heritage Day was in three parts throughout the day on November 13. A poster contest took place in the Hamilton Williams Atrium during the day and gave all active chapters a chance to highlight their fascinating history. Posters were judged on creativity and completion of necessary information for the chance to win a Chartwells gift card or a donation to their philanthropy of choice. In the afternoon teams participated in the “Seek the Greeks” competition. Famous alumni had their photos displayed with facts and teams competed to match each alumnus with their accomplishments and Greek affiliation.

The evening program, “Review of the Decades” at 7 p.m. in Gray Chapel took the audience on a journey from the 1850’s to today highlighting major achievements and events in the history of Greek life. Active chapters performed vignettes to capture the spirit of each story and speakers returned to campus to tell their stories.

During the evening event Order of Omega announced the David Hamilton Smith Award for Outstanding Greek Alumni Contribution to commemorate the dedication and gifts of Greek alumni to the university to Mark Shipps '70.

  • If you were unable to attend, this event has been webcast and archived on Stream OWU for the enjoyment of all of our alumni and friends.
  • A photo gallery of the event is available.