This event celebrates annually a particular historical achievement or anniversary, and will focus this year on the value of Greek Life, with the program title, “Not Four Years but for Life: Celebrating 160 Years of Greek Life.”
While it focuses on a specific segment of OWU’s history and traditions, Heritage Day is open to both the campus and the Delaware communities.
The day’s activities will include, at noon in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center: a visit from “President Merrick,” a visit from the Bishop and a celebration cake for all, and a collection of posters from every active Greek organization on campus.
Later, there will be a “Seek the Greeks” matching contest from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Benes Room A, where registered small groups will have the chance to match clues about famous OWU Greek alumni to their photos, with the first-place prize being a $50 Chartwells gift card (or a donation to the charity of the winning group’s choice). Teams can register through the Heritage Day website.
Heritage Day will conclude with a “Review of the Decades” at 7 p.m. in Gray Chapel. The presentation will begin in the year 1853 with the founding of the Beta Theta Pi chapter to current day, focusing on and highlighting major achievements and events in the history of Greek Life on campus. Various story vignettes will be performed by active Greek members, as well as past Greek alumni, to help illustrate some significant aspects of the journey.
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