Sigma Kappa is involved with a multitude of philanthropies through the sorority and the school as well. Each sister must earn 10 service hours a semester. This past year, Zeta Pi of Sigma Kappa has participated in the following philanthropy events:
Walk to End Alzheimer's:
Each year our chapter volunteers and participates at Denver’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. We help with registration, water stations, raising money and walk as a team at the event to contribute to the effort to find a cure for this disease. Members spend the summer raising money through the Walk, with sisters raising as much as $5000 on their own.
With your help, we can #ENDALZ!
Find more information here!
Our chapter hosts Sigma K-sadillas to raise money for the Sigma Kappa Foundation which supports all of our nationally-recognized philanthropies and provides scholarships and emergency aid to sisters in need! This past year we raised over $900!
Thank you to everyone who came to the event and participated.
DKMS Bone Marrow Drive:
Aside from Sigma Kappa’s nationally-recognized philanthropies and service projects, our chapters takes on a cause very special to us. After having one of our own sisters pass away from Leukemia in 2008, we decided to partner with DKMS and Genny's Hope Foundation to help #DeleteBloodCancer and sponsor an annual Bone Marrow drive at the Colorado School of Mines. This past year we added over 200 new people to the DKMS registry! We're recognized as the best bone marrow drive in the Colorado area!
A few of our of sisters have become matches and were able to traveled across the country to donate their bone marrow to a patient in need!
Thank you to everyone who has helped support this cause and joined the register!
Find more information about Genny's Hope here!
Find more information about DKMS here!
Inherit the Earth Highway Cleanup:
Each semester, our chapter teams up with Mines fraternity Sigma Nu to clean the highway on Mt. Zion, where the iconic Colorado School of Mines 'M' is displayed. We get up early, make a pancake breakfast, and brave the elements to keep our highway clean and scenic!
Maine Seacoast Mission:
Each year, we hold drives to donate new and gently used goods to the Maine Seacoast Mission, dedicated to providing after-school programs, food, scholarships, and Christmas gifts for people in need.
Find more information here!
Week Of Giving:
Every year our chapter gives back to our community with a week long service event that includes: baking cookies for Mines Police and Golden Fire, collecting presents for the children's hospital, visiting a local memory care and assisted living facility, writing letters to the troops, and handing out coffee on the Pedestrian Plaza to students and staff at Mines.
On top of sponsoring our own events we love to support other organizations on campus by volunteering and attending:
- Coffee House for CASA Children
- Pi Beta Phi's Pancake Breakfast
- Nightmare on Greek Street
- Helluva Service Event