In Sigma Pi, we take pride in serving our community. Brothers participate in required community service hours every semester that benefit many different aspects of the community. Beginning in the spring of 2012, Sigma Pi has partnered up with the road services of University of Central Florida to cleanup Gemini Boulevard twice a month. Other community service events include packing meals for the homeless, cleaning up camp sites, and putting on a pancake breakfast for our UCF Police Department.
In addition to participating in and winning many other organizations' philanthropy events throughout the year, We host our own SPIKE Volleyball Tournament every spring to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. This is an open volleyball tournament for all Greek and non-Greek organizations on campus that has had growing success every year since it's creation. Points are awarded to teams based on several categories such as donations, tournament placing, and tournament outfits. Trophies are awarded to teams who win the tournament and to teams who win the overall fundraiser.
Our Local ACE Project
In the spring of 2011 Sigma Pi started what is now their annual ACE Project. Sigma Pi along with 13 other student organizations raised over 2500 lbs. of food for the Knights Helping Knights Organization. The food was brought to Memory Mall, where the organizations created structures out of their non-perishable food items and other fun events. Former Judges include Mr. and Miss UCF, Miss Orlando, Knights Helping Knights Directors and Knightro. To date The ACE Project has raised close to 5,000 lbs. of food and is growing every year.
The Altruistic Campus Experience is unlike any other program designed by our organization, and is already a proven success in North America. Since each campus and chapter is different (some public, some private; some large, some small); the project is implemented and evaluated to help the specifically approved needs of each individual campus.
"We are not going to bounce basketballs to raise money for books," Executive Director Mark Briscoe said. "We are going to really get involved with what our colleges and universities need by volunteering labor where they need it. This program is conducted in the spirit of altruism, and as our campuses improve, we will all share the benefits of a better collegiate experience."
National Sigma Pi ACE Award 2011, 2012, & 2013!