As the semester is quickly moving, so are the brothers of the Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Pi. Last post, we left off at our Pig Roast/Public Safety Softball Game, but since then we have been all over…Serving our campus and NYC Community, planning and executing new events, and partnering with other orgs. on campus, all while having fun too.
On September 23rd, 2017, we woke up bright and early again to participate in St. John’s University Service Day. This year, our chapter served in two places. League of Yes and the VFW Post 3427. Our current Vice President, Keith Preston reflected on his USD experience: “I was talking with one of the program directors and he said we was awesome today. Thank you guys, for not only coming to fulfill your requirement, but for showing up with a mindset to make a kid’s day.”
The week after, we held a Home Run Derby, coined “Swing Away for Amazing Day,” which involved all fraternities on campus, in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. All funds were donated to our national philanthropy, Amazing Day. The Foundation aims to create awareness about mental health to ultimately reduce the amount of suicides among college students.
On the 30th, we supported the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta in their annual Moonball tournament. While we could not clinch the title, coming in second place in the tournament, we were happy to be the official griller’s of the event, that “wouldn’t have been as much as a success without us,” according to sisters of G-Phi.
We did not stop in October either. Kicking it off, we co-sponsored a Blood Drive on Campus, which received more than the target goal of pints.
10/5, we walked in and volunteered for the SJUOK? Suicide Prevention walk on campus. Being that our national philanthropy pairs well with the aim for this walk, we showed up, happy to support and participate.
We were more than happy to donate to Phi Sigma Sigma’s Phi Sig Gent, where our own brother, Danny DeBiase, was named the winner. The fundraiser benefited both Phi Sig and our Philanthropies.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we woke up on another early Sunday Morning to support Making Strides for Breast Cancer, and on the 21st, a group of brothers will also be serving in NYCares day. We were the top fundraisers for St. John’s University, and are proud of our continuous fundraising efforts in the battle against cancer.
The end of October was just as busy as the beginning, brothers helped out at New York Cares Day, cleaning up at a local school, and also helped out at Habitat For Humanity's Haunted House.
*Quotes were edited and condensed.