Spirit & Traditions: Legends and Traditions
Many alumni met their soul mate while attending BGSU or married someone who also earned a degree from the University. Falcon Flames are couples who married and both individuals have BGSU degrees. As of August 2010, there are 10,706 Falcon Flame couples living throughout the world.
The group is formally recognized as an alumni society through the BGSU Alumni Association. Valentines Day cards and annual newsletters are sent to these couples which recollect countless love stories and chance meetings that resulted in a lifetime of love.
This tradition began in the 1960s and continues today. Twenty to thirty students would start a conga line and weave their way through campus, picking students up along the way. Their final destination was a pep rally and bonfire held at Sterling Farms (now the site of the Student Recreation Center). In 1975, Bowling Green State University entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest conga line with 3,376 students participating.
For more information about BGSU's traditions, see the BG News Index.