Philanthropy

 

Commitment to service

Here at Sigma Phi Epsilon, we are passionate about service. Members are expected to reach a minimum of 15 service hours per year. At our Missouri Gamma Chapter, we go above and beyond. Over the last three years, each member has averaged a total of 22.5 service hours, totaling over 13,500 service hours. This is why we earned the 2018 Philanthropic Outreach Program Award and the Outstanding Chapter of Community Service award in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Community

Our passion for service benefits the Rolla community. We help local organizations through our many service events.  Our chapter volunteers with the local Back Pack for Bros program through the Rolla School District. This program packs meals for students in-need, ensuring they have food to eat when they leave school on the weekends. We also help the local humane society by participating in dog walking events. In addition, we have participated in Missouri Highway Department and Mark Twain National Forest Cleanups, Missouri S&T Mine service days, hosted an annual car show to benefit St. Jude’s, and much more. At Sigma Phi Epsilon, we are honored to serve our community and look forward to a future of continued service.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

In one year, on average, there are 321,500 sexual assaults in the United States. The statistics are worse on college campuses with nearly two thirds of the student population experiencing unwanted sexual contact.  Due to these appalling statistics, every fall semester, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Week. SigEp raises awareness all across campus with food sales, posters, and a lecture about sexual assault. We believe that we are not only responsible for the well-being of our Brothers, but for the well-being of each student at Missouri S&T.

Out Till Midnight

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital leads the way in treating and curing childhood cancer and many other life threatening diseases.  St. Jude opened more than 50 years ago and has raised the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20% to more than 80%. Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, in partnership with the Out Till Midnight organization, raises thousands of dollars for this life-saving research. During the spring semester, SigEp hosts many fundraisers for the organization, including “Cars for Cures”, our largest contributor for the fundraising. This event includes a raffle with prizes donated by the community, a BBQ, and a car show.  These fundraising events allow the Missouri Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon to make an impact on the lives of thousands of children affected by childhood cancer.