The Ohio Northern University Gospel Ensemble was formed in December 1987. Since that time, the ensemble has traveled to many area churches each year on weekend trips and has visited some of the members' home churches throughout Ohio and Michigan on spring-break tours. An annual spring concert on campus is the traditional end-of-the-year event for the ensemble. The ensemble sings primarily contemporary gospel music, and much of it is sung a cappella. There is no academic credit granted for participation. The primary purpose of the Ensemble is to spread the Word of God through song. Their motto is: "Winning souls to Christ with a melody!"