Part of being in a Greek organization involves philanthropy. Sigma Chi participates in many philanthropic events
hosted by both sororities and fraternities on campus. In addition,
Sigma Chi brothers perform their own philanthropies, and Sigma Chi
also hosts its own philanthropic week-long event, Derby Days.
At the 1992 Leadership Training Workshop,
Significant Sig and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Merlin Olsen (Utah
State, 1962), introduced the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) as Sigma
Chi's suggested beneficiary of proceeds from chapter community service
projects. The CMN, an alliance of 165 hospitals and health care
facilities across the United States and Canada, generates funds for the
children its associated hospitals serve. Network hospitals treat all
types of illnesses and afflictions, regardless of the family's ability
to pay. All financial contributions go directly to the hospital nearest
Seventy percent of the Fraternity's active
chapters and many of its alumni chapters are located in the same city
as, or within an hour's drive of, one or more CMN hospitals. All are
within 200 miles, giving members the opportunity to support CMN by
raising funds, visiting patients, or assisting with local educational
and promotional programs.
Since 1992, Sigma Chi chapters have raised over 3 million dollars to
benefit the Children's Miracle Network and devoted thousands of hours
to local CMN affiliates. In 2002, Sigma Chi undergraduate and alumni
chapters raised $585,000 for their area CMN hospitals.
The Ohio State chapter of Sigma Chi hosts Derby Days, a week long event
every spring in which all proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle
Network. The events hosted by Sigma Chi involve most of the sororities
on campus, who compete against each other for points. This year events
included "powder-puff" flag football, concerts, barbeques at the
fraternity house, a scavenger hunt, and a volleyball tournament.
Congratulations to this years Derby Day champions: Pi Beta Phi
This year's event was a success, helping us raise $2,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Contact Our Derby Days Chair Barry Roth if you have any questions.
Click here to view this year's Derby Days Schedule