The Iota Omicron chapter of Sigma Chi kicked off their Derby Days fundraising and awareness on October 24, 2019 with talking to students at tables in the WIU University Union lobby. The chapter sold customized pink wristbands that promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the conclusion of Derby Days the proceeds raised today will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Hundreds of people gathered in the third floor auditorium of Sherman Hall on Thursday night to attend the 23rd annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march and rally.
The theme of this year’s rally, which had to be moved inside due to weather conditions, was Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Now.
“Take Back the Night is a marching rally against power-based interpersonal violence in our community, campus and Macomb community included,” said Katie Mey, a graduate student in College Student Personnel serving as the TBTN committee chair. The rally gave survivors and witnesses a chance to speak out against life-changing, violent acts.
Instead of decking the halls this week, Western Illinois University’s fraternities and sororities brought the holiday spirit outside for their Holiday Light Show.
On Monday, 13 Greek chapters added a little cheer to Adams Street, Wigwam Hollow and at other Greek house locations. From 6 to 9 p.m., visitors drove past the light-covered houses and judged the displays. The tour began at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, located at 812 Wigwam Hollow Rd., and afterwards, participants went to Café Aroma for some hot chocolate.
Macomb, Ill. — Competition between Western Illinois University’s five traditional sororities is in full swing this week (Oct. 24-28) to raise funds for Huntsman Cancer Institute and for Sigma Chi Foundation’s scholarship and leadership programs.
Western’s Iota Omicron chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity hosts the annual charity fundraiser, known as Derby Days. The WIU chapter will donate 90 percent of the funds raised to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, a cancer care and research center, and 10 percent to the national Sigma Chi Foundation.
Big Pink Volleyball for 2011 had a tremendous turn out with a total of 234 teams and total money raised coming out to around $5,000. The teams were divided into five brackets including Faculty Staff, Greek, Residence Halls, Club/Organization and Independent.
Over four days of elimination play, teams swarmed onto the courts of the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center. The winners of each bracket were as follows:
Faculty/Staff: Ruled with SDO, Greek: Sigma Chi, Residence Halls: Mama Shi Shi, Club/Organization: CSS and the Independent: Cranial Cramps.
Sigma Chi, winner of best fraternity at WIU, strives to network its members within both campus and Macomb community, develop fundamental strategies for the real world, while making memories that will last.
Sigma Chi annually hosts a philanthropy called Derby Days, a weeklong competition between the sororities on campus, which raises money for Children's Miracle Network and Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Last semester, the Sigma Chi's raised more than $1,200, all of which went to these charities. Along with donating to their philanthropy, Sigma Chi tries to get involved with the other Greek philanthropies and any community or campus events that they can.
"I believe students voted us top fraternity because we strive to be just that," said President William Steele, "We're a values-based organization and that's what we show. We're very involved all over campus, we donate or attend every charity fundraiser we can, we're respectful toward Greeks and non-Greeks alike and our house is still a fun place to hang out on the weekends."
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