The women of Pi Zeta Phi held a funeral April 14 to commemorate the ‘death’ of their club. After 14 years as a women’s social service club on the Oklahoma Christian University campus, the bear cubs of Pi have decided to disband after this semester.
The funeral was open to the Oklahoma Christian community and attendees spent the evening listening to speeches, participating in t-shirt raffles and taking part in club traditions with one another for the last time.
“We did a funeral, because in all honesty, we wanted to go out with a bang,” senior Pi member Emmy Oehlert said. “We won third in Homecoming, but since then, we have been kind of quiet. We wanted one big last event that the people at OC could celebrate with us at.”
Although the Oklahoma Christian community mourns the end of Pi, the club shared favorite memories and laughs with each other at the event. Students from every club filled the room, coming together to recognize and enjoy the final time Pi would come together as a club.
“One of my favorite memories was winning the Unity award at Spring Sing this year,” Oehlert said. “We did not even know we could win, and I think that shows who we are and it shows how much other people care about us and Pi as a club.”