Brothers Rack Up More Than 500 Volunteer Hours!

This year our chapter has accumulated more than 500 community service hours as we close out the 2014-2015 school year. We have created a new system of tracking philanthropy hours, incentivizing participation and keeping brothers up to date about activities on campus. Furthermore, our brothers raised more than $1,400 for the United Way of Putnam County when we paired with the sorority Alpha Phi for an annual Tiger Stock philanthropy.

Also this year, our house sent more than 15 brothers to New Orleans over fall break to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Luckily, our chapter received more support in our efforts by bringing members of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, pushing our numbers to more than 26. We are hoping to keep growing our philanthrophic efforts with this year's Derby Days. We have decided to pair with another organization, Timmy Global Health, to create a glow stick run that will hopefully help our cause.

Nick Polanco

Preparing for Derby Days 2015

Derby Days this year will be a house effort to raise over $10,000 dollars for Riley's Children Hospital and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Last semester, our active chapter participated in over 500 hours of Greek community-service events and in even more hours off-campus. Also last semester, our chapter raised over $1,400 for United Healthway of Putnam County, when we paired up with the Sorority Alpha Phi. Our house has greatly increased our philanthropic efforts this semester, and hopes to do even more things in the upcoming semester. Click here to donate!

Nick Polanco '17

Sigma Chi Contributes to DePauw and Greencastle

This year, the Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi has really stepped up to help out DePauw and the town of Greencastle. For instance, we raised a new high of $1,300 for the United Way of Putnam County by pairing up with Alpha Phi in an event called Tiger- Stock. This event included music, catering, a dunk tank, and involvement from almost every Greek house on campus. Not only that, but our chapter has participated in a majority of philanthropic events on campus this year. We took second place in Pi Phi's Culligan Ball, third place in Delta Gamma's Do Good Week, and had the most members in attendance at Alpha Chi Omega's Dodgeball Tournament and Theta's Bark-B-Q. Outside of Greek events, we participated in Timmy Global Health's Soccer Tournament.

We have plans to help out at Rescued Treasures, the Humane Society, Asbury Towers, and assisting in building a mountain bike trail in Greencastle. It is my hope that we will be able to assist any one of these local organizations every two weeks in order to build a better community. As a house, we have contributed more than 200 hours of community service as a whole, hoping to do even more before the end of the semester. For next semester, we are hoping to pair up with Kappa Kappa Gamma to start a new philanthropy on campus sometime in the winter. I am currently working with Kappa's philanthropy chair to pick a date and ideas for the snow-themed event. Furthermore, we hope to get involvement from the NPHC organizations on campus and with this we will be able to raise more money and create a more unified Greek culture at DePauw!