Oklahoma State University was established on Christmas Day 1890.
The pond used at the turn of the century to water the college work animals eventually took its name from the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, then located nearby. Theta Pond has witnessed many “memorable” moments. Freshmen were often thrown into the pond, as were students who became “pinned” or engaged. In the early years, classes and colleges held tug-of-war competitions across the pond, with the losers getting a dunking! Today, the beautiful pond offers the perfect setting for relaxing under a shady tree, talking with a friend,that perfect picture or watching the ducks.