Month: November 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters

In 2013, the Grand Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon selected a new national philanthropy: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The organization, celebrating 110 years of successful community service, focuses on pairing young children from all backgrounds with members of the local community to serve as mentors, or the more popular title, “Bigs.” The brothers of the Ohio Pi chapter, recognizing the significance this organization plays in the community, were nothing less than excited to host an event to both raise funds and awareness of BBBS on Wright State University’s campus. The members, led by brothers Mark Butler, Will Krueger, Dylan Steinke, and Jake Todd collaborated with the Wright State men’s soccer team to plan a philanthropy game supporting BBBS on October 15th. In addition to ticket sales a 50/50 raffle was conducted at the game to raise more funds.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Sigma Phi Epsilon
Brothers give a $714 check to the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami Valley Joseph Radelet.

After weeks spent promoting the game and diligently selling tickets, the Ohio Pi chapter can proudly call the game a success. Although the men’s soccer team did not fare as well with a 1-3 loss, the game was attended by a large crowd of students, alumni, and members of the community who helped raise a total of $714. The CEO of the Dayton BBBS agency, Joseph Radelet, came personally to a chapter meeting to accept the raised money and not only thanked the men and leadership of Ohio Pi, but also voiced enthusiasm for future endeavors and collaboration between the two organizations. Mr. Radelet left that night expressing a high level of respect towards the members of Sigma Phi Epsilon, but not before leaving the chapter with the encouraging words that any organization founded and living out the principle of love so often in their lives can accomplish anything.

SigEp Edge Fall 2014

Every semester, Sigma Phi Epsilon headquarters puts on their leadership event titled EDGE.  EDGE is a high-energy overnight program that offers SigEp’s newest members the type of outside-the-classroom education that is hard to find at most colleges and universities.  Members of chapters from Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia attended this years event.  Our chapter sent 10 pledges and 4 brothers to Oregonia, OH.  EDGE provided all in attendance the opportunity to learn more about SigEp, leadership, values, and manning up.  Brother Jared Rex said, “EDGE provided me the opportunity to further my knowledge about Sigma Phi Epsilon while exploring my own values.”  Members also took the opportunity to get to know the men from other chapters, an experience that will never be forgotten.  Brother Tyler Rose said, “EDGE is the type of leadership event that separates Sigma Phi Epsilon from all other fraternities.”

We would also like to give a special shout-out to Brother Gavin Doll who served as an exceptional facilitator for the event.