Celebrating 100 Years of Greek Life on Campus

May 6, 2009 -

Alumni from the university's Pi Chi fraternity will come together to reminisce about their experiences with the organization, while also commemorating the 100th anniversary of Greek life on campus.

Pi Chi Celebrating 100 Years will be held Saturday, May 9 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the university's Casa Loma Room. The cost is $125, which includes $25 in membership dues.

The cost of tickets covers dinner, two drink tickets and a gift bag of Pi Chi memorabilia. A commemorative DVD will be available for an additional $50. A silent auction also will be held.

An open house will be held for Pi Chi family members, but the dinner and other events are only open to fraternity alumni.

David Ascher, a former Pi Chi and member of the class of 1964, said he thought it was important to give alumni an opportunity to come together to reminisce about their fraternity days. Doing so on the 100th anniversary of Greek life is particularly important, he said.

There's something special about being with your fraternity brothers,” he said. "There's a strong sense of brotherhood. Even when you haven't seen guys for years, you can get together and talk and it's like you are back in the fraternity again.”

The University of Redlands has a rich Greek life. Members of the university's sororities and fraternities frequently volunteer on campus. And many Greek alumni continue to contribute their time to the university long after graduation.

"From an alumni perspective, Greeks make excellent alumni,” said Andrea Anthony, assistant director of Alumni Relations at Redlands.

"As Greeks, they learn a great deal about leadership and about dedication. And they are very willing to give back. It's important to recognize the role that they play.”

Call Alumni Relations at 909-748-8011 for more information.

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