“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss
Sigma Phi Epsilon believes that service learning plays a foundational role for shaping young men into the leaders of the next generation. It allows undergraduates to work on projects that develop skills lasting a lifetime and better the community. The Massachusetts Alpha Chapter supports the notion that a healthy awareness of social issues and strong desire to act can make a meaningful impact on the world.
Recent Philanthropy Events
First Annual Dr. Seuss/ Read Across America Day
This great event was held in honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or more fondly known as Dr. Seuss. SigEp brothers came together with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority to put on festivities that celebrated the joys of imagination and importance of literacy. Leading up to the day, SigEp and Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted a book drive and donated hundreds of books to local non-profits. The event was recognized for most outstanding community service of the year by the University of Massachusetts Fraternities and Sororities Office as well as having a story published by National Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Sigma Kappa’s Walk For Alzheimer’s
SigEp brothers partnered with other organizations to help support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The Sigma Kappa sorority hosted a Walk To End Alzheimer’s in order to raise money for care, support, and research for those affected by the disease. Pictured below are Brother Alex Bernstein and Chi Omega Sister Christina Pillarella.
SigEp and SAFI Present: Israel After Dark!
The SAFI organization and Sigma Phi Epsilon teamed up to host an unforgettable night that recreated the experience of Israeli nightlife. Thanks to Brother Elan Radbil whose also serves on the executive board of SAFI, the event was a huge success. All the proceeds were donated to YouthAIDS, a non-profit that brings awareness and education about HIV/AIDS.
Autism Speaks 5k
Greek Organizations across UMass worked together to hold a massive road race to benefit the Autism Speaks organization. Sigma Phi Epsilon donated a massive $2,000 to the organization and showed up in force to support this cause for those afflicted with Autism.
Sock Drive, Dine To Donate, Coats For A Cause, and A Dollar A Like
Sigma Phi Epsilon commonly holds many events throughout the year due to our belief that continued civic engagement and community involvement are integral parts of leading a balanced life. Because of this, the brothers have become strong supporters of the local non-profit, the Amherst Survival Center. This wonderful organization provides meals, clothes, books, and friendly faces for those who face significant hardship.
The Sock Drive and Coats For A Cause provided desperately needed clothing for those who came to the Amherst Survival Center. Additionally, Dine To Donate was an event that Applebee’s helped sponsor by donating 15% of every check to the Amherst Survival Center. Lastly, SigEps decided to hold a virtual campaign for the Center. For every Facebook Like on the Amherst Survival Center Facebook Page, a dollar was donated to the organization.