Oklahoma State Celebrates its Centennial
The Beta Xi Chapter at Oklahoma State University celebrated its centennial throughout the weekend of May 6, 2023. Although the chapter was founded on May 18, 1920, the anniversary was postponed due to COVID-19. More than one hundred brothers were in attendance over the weekend which included a reception on Friday, a lunch at the chapter house on Saturday afternoon, and a centennial Banquet at the University’s Student Union.
The program of the Centennial Banquet featured a welcome from OSU Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Casey F. Domnick (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’07), an invocation by Number V Kevin S. Rapacki (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’22), a Chapter update from Number I William L. Britton (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’07), Remarks from former Executive Councilor Sam O. Leake Jr (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61), and a State of the Order from Senior Councilor King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83).
“For many of our alumni, it was their first time reuniting since being active brothers, Number II Spencer Roach (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’21) commented. “It was a great weekend that nurtured our chapter’s alumni relations to a level that has not been reached by us in a long time.”