Helping Hand Intiative
Sigma Nu at Northern Illinois University is very involved in the local DeKalb community participating in volunteer opportunites with companies and organizations such as: Egyptian Theatre, Salvation Army, Red Cross of DeKalb, St. Jude Children's Hospital, etc. Sigma Nu also started its first annual philanthropy event last in the Spring '07 semester, a Powder Puff football tournament.
The first annual "Sigma Nu Powder Puff Football Tournament" took place on April 30th 2007 and raised four hundred dollars for the benefit of St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Since 2015, every year Sigma Nu hosts their annual "Pet the Huskies" fundrasier where people can pet and spend time with a bunch of huskies. All proceeds will then go to local animal shelters.
So, charity and philanthropy makes people feel good about themselves and what they are doing for others, but there are other practical benefits as desrcibed below.
Benefits for the Brothers:
- Project Management Skills
- Communication Skills
- Event Planning
- Vendor Negotiations
- Time Management Skills
- Opportunities to start or build relationships
- Working to Make Someone else’s Life Better
How Our Chapter Benefits:
- Project Management Skills for New Members and/or Officers
- “On-the-job” Training for new Officers
- Community Relations
- Stronger Brotherhood
- Improved Alumni Involvement/Relations
- Improved Sorority Relations
- New Member Event
- Chapter Image
Sigma Nu has a strong commitment to community service and philanthropy and seeks only to make that commitment stronger, establishing Sigma Nu as one of the premier fraternities in charitable activities.