The mission statement of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community. This is no more evident than in our extensive efforts to give back to the community, both locally and otherwise.
Sigma Chi Alpha Omega hosts weekly spoonfeeds at local homeless shelters in Palo Alto. In the month of February, we successfully continued our yearly tradition of selling Crushgrams to benefit the spoonfeeds with the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority prior to Valentine's Day. In addition, multiple current undergraduate and alumni brothers are participants in the Teach for America program, including Consul Emeritus Walter Herring ('13). Our new Philanthropy chairs, Paton Moody ('15) and John Burke Kleinheinz ('14), are excited to continue the strong tradition of philanthropy within the house in the upcoming quarters, including a possible Habitat for Humanity build.
If you're interested in working with Sigma Chi Alpha Omega in a philanthropy event, please contact one of our Philanthropy chairs: Paton Moody or John Burke Kleinheinz.
Every spring, Sigma Chi chapters nationwide participate in a fundraising event to benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute known as Sigma Chi Derby Days. It is one of Sigma Chi's most renown events because of the combination of philanthropy and fun it brings to the community. The specific nature of the fundraising events is up to each individual chapter. In 2012, Alpha Omega hosted a weeklong series of events, including a charity golf tournament, powder puff football tournament, and charity concert. Derby Days 2013 is slated to take place May 2-5, so mark your calendars now and keep watching here for updates. If you'd like to get involved with Derby Days this year, please contact our Derby Days chair, Walker Kehrer.
ΣX Derby Days
Young the Giant performing at Derby Days 2009 Sigma Chi Alpha Omega