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Ohio Theta

Bowling Green State University

Founding date: 4/19/1986

Installing Officer:
Grand President Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg,
Ohio Alpha

Philanthropy Events:
Pasta With Pi Phi and ArrowSpike

Installation at Ohio Theta

The chapter was installed on April 19, 1986. Ohio Theta’s installation was held at the United Christian Fellowship Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. The installation banquet took place at the Holiday Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio. At the banquet, Pi Phi Grace was said before a formal dinner. The installation banquet was held at the Holiday Inn in Perrysburg with the theme “Ocean to Ocean: Pi Phi Devotion.” Decorations included floral arrangements, carved wooden Pi Phi letters with wine and blue balloons and angel posters. Programs were printed in wine and silver blue with shells, sea horses and rope designs to fit the ocean theme. After dinner, "Ring Ching, Ching" was sung and guests were introduced as well as the New Members. The presentation of gifts followed, along with acknowledgement of gifts. The last events of the banquet included the installation of the chapter, the Candlelight Ceremony and the Loving Cup Ceremony, which is no longer recognized by Pi Beta Phi.

Living at Ohio Theta

Ohio Theta is lucky enough to have an 11-bedroom house that is home to 18 active members. Over the past two years, no Greek organization has been housed in an on-campus house, but rather in residence halls while the new Greek houses were being built. The Greek Village resides on the east side of campus, where it is composed of two blocks of Greek houses. These houses were built in a town home style fashion. In this Greek Village, Ohio Theta’s neighbors are Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Chi! Ohio Theta’s charter hangs at the entrance to the chapter room. Another piece that is special to the chapter is a framed photograph of Pi Beta Phi women on the White House lawn with First Lady Grace Goodhue Coolidge, Vermont Beta.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa 

Philanthropic Service

In the fall semester, Ohio Theta hosts Pasta With Pi Phi, and in the spring semester, the chapter hosts ArrowSpike. Pasta With Pi Phi is a community pasta dinner, with proceeds going toward Read > Lead > Achieve®. ArrowSpike is a campus volleyball tournament consisting of teams of six people, a raffle and food for participants.