Sigma Phi Epsilon Agency Fact Sheet
At the 53rd Grand Chapter Conclave in Dallas, Texas, Big Brothers Big Sisters was selected as Sigma Phi Epsilon’s office national philanthropic and service-learning partner. Naming Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as SigEp’s national philanthropic and service-learning partner provides several opportunities for SigEp, including the chance for undergraduates to engage in mentoring relationships with community members. It will also allow the Fraternity to consolidate its philanthropic efforts and make a larger national impact.
With 231 Fraternity chapters throughout the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has an agency or opportunity for involvement within 40 miles of nearly every chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. The partnership launch is effective immediately and all agencies have the opportunity of creating relationships with your local undergrad chapters. The two organizations have reached an agreement to work together for a minimum of 2 years, but the vision of what we’re able to achieve together goes much further.
The primary way to engage your local SigEp chapter is through Bowl for Kids Sake. Other opportunities include approved fundraising events in conjunction with Greek Week or Homecoming, volunteer activities on campus ( i.e. Big For A Day) and participation at the Carlson Leadership Academies in select cities. To find out more about the partnership, locate the chapter nearest you, and review the toolkit, visit agency connection(LINK) or www.Big Brothers Big Sisters.org/sigep.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, a college-based Fraternity founded at Richmond College (now, University of Richmond) in 1901, comprised of functioning undergraduate chapters on major campuses throughout the country, is the largest undergraduate-membership social fraternity in the United States.
January 1, 2014 – December 31st, 2015
Sigma Phi Epsilon members and Local Chapters Responsibilities:
Take the initiative to contact the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency by visiting www.Big Brothers Big Sisters.org/sigep or www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org;
Utilize all of the opportunities to be part of the movement:
Be a Big Brother;
Actively recruit other volunteers, particularly men;
Work in your house of worship; place of work, and in the community to encourage others to participate;
Seek leadership roles as board members and other key volunteer positions with ;
Consider career opportunities with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Support Local fundraising activities, such as “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”, golf tournaments and other pre-approved activities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters agency Responsibilities:
Sustain a relationship between the collegiate and alumni chapters;
Learn about the Fraternity’s contribution to the local community and to the nation;
Participate in Chapter events and activities as appropriate;
Set a goal for the number of Big Brothers from the chapter, and manage performance;
Consider the chapters’ members in its search for high quality staff and board members;
Assign staff to ensure the chapters and their members receive excellent customer service;
Work with the Fraternity to develop resources to support the partnership;
Use its brand and public relations capacity to promote and celebrate the Fraternity and its contribution to youth development;
Report on successful relationships between the Big Brothers and Little Brothers and successful Big Brother recruitment strategies;
Within 30 days of each SigEp collegiate and alumnae event, please refer to the “Tracking and Managing Your Partnerships” in agency connection.
It is necessary to report each fundraising and volunteer activity to the National Office in order for SigEps to receive credit for their support.
Participate at the SigEp Carlson Leadership Academy in selection cities
2014 Carlson Leadership Academy Locations
February 7-9 Stamford, CT
February 21-23 Chicago, IL
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
February 21-23 Atlanta, GA
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
February 28-March 2 Dallas, TX
Westin Dallas Park Central
February 28-March 2 Los Angeles, CA
Newport Beach Marriot
*Agencies will have access to a 6 foot table and 2 chairs works and can be present on Friday and Saturday or just Saturday.
Charleston Edwards, VP of National Events and Sponsorships