Twenty-two women from five Panhellenic organizations moved into the Panhellenic House. The house is the only known dwelling in the United State purposely created to provide women from multiple sororities with a collaborative Greek living and learning environment. Read more on the house here!
Stop by 30 Williams Drive during Homecoming & Family Weekending on October 21 from 3:30-5 p.m.
By the Numbers
- Philanthropy: $17,327.76 was raised by the members of the OWU Greek community during the 2016-2017 school year.
- Service: 17,259 hours of service were performed by members of the OWU Greek community during the 2016-2017 school year.
- Jack McKinnie '54, Phi Gamma Delta, was awarded the David Hamilton Smith award for Outstanding Greek Alumni Contribution. This award acknowledges the impact of Greek alumni at the University.
If you would like to nominate a deserving alumna or alumnus, contact Greekalumni@owu.edu.
More than 50 Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters from four decades, 16 states, and 16 class years came back to campus to reunite for a Pi Phi reunion
Improvements to Greek Housing
Members of each fraternity were able to suggest items for repairs to their houses in the spring and most of what is being completed is off of the recommendations of the students.
Sigma Phi Epsilon: New dining furniture, new blinds in the living room, repair back deck, refurbish building signage
Chi Phi: Install new building sign, install new flooring in halls, paint in some first floor rooms
Alpha Sigma Phi: Install railing on back steps, repair back patio retaining wall, new dining room furniture, refurbish building signage
Phi Delta Theta: Install new flooring on second floor, new dining room furniture, refurbish building signage
Delta Tau Delta: Paint stairwells, replace outdoor furniture, improve cable service to pool room, complete kitchen repairs, refurbish building signage
FIJI: Improve cable service to basement, new basement furniture
Get to know your fellow alumni
Read below on Greek alumni who are instrumental in supporting the OWU Greek community through volunteering after graduation.
Interview with Laurie McGregor Connor '77
Laurie is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and has been involved since her graduation in 1977.
Greek life has benefited me in many ways. I learned the basics of teamwork - listening to others, sharing the credit, and celebrating the results, through my Theta training. I love networking and connecting people with similar interests and skills with each other. Having worked for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity immediately upon graduation from Ohio Wesleyan, I feel compelled to continue to give back to my first employer. I still find it very rewarding.
I have fond memories of my four years as a collegian, but I now have 40+ years as an alumna. Hard to choose just one memory, but the support of the Theta sisters when times are rough (and joyful too!) has been most meaningful.
If I could give advice to students it would be - there's always something to learn from each person you meet and every situation you encounter. It may not be readily apparent in the moment, so listen carefully and take time for reflection.
Interview with Matt Kear '99
Matt Kear is a member of Alpha Sig and attorney with Shade & Shade
I currently serve as the Vice President and Secretary for the Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter Housing Corporation. For the Alumni Interfraternity Council, I am currently serving as the Secretary, and served terms as President and Vice President in the past.
The thing I like the best about serving the Greek community is having the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and to assist in creating a situation where the men in my chapter can experience brotherhood, learn, and thrive.
To me, it's important to volunteer and serve in any community that I am a part of. I was happy to volunteer service during my college days, both in the Greek community and the general campus community, and I have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Greek community and in the overall Delaware community...While we often think of Greek life as something that is only part of our college days, the oath we took at initiation was something that bound us for life. I'm happy to continue to live out my commitment every day.
Fraternal Government Relations Coalition Lobbies on the Hill
The Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, comprised of representatives from the National Panhellenic Conference, North-American Interfraternity Conference and the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, as well as our own Laurie McGregor Connor '77, continue to make their annual visits to Capitol Hill in April.
In addition to their ongoing efforts to make contributions to housing fully tax-deductible via the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (S. 736/H.R. 1200), there is new hazing reporting legislation. Introduced in June by Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA), member of Beta Theta Pi, and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), member of Delta Sigma Theta, the Report and Educate About Hazing (REACH) Act (H.R. 2926), bipartisan legislation that takes on the challenge of hazing on our college campuses by requiring incidents of hazing to be reported as part of a college's annual crime report.
OWU Greek Awards
Ohio Wesleyan University’s Greek community gathers once a year to recognize significant achievements within the OWU Greek Community. See the 2017 winners.
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