Membership in Sigma Chi involves both service-oriented activities, as well as social bonding for its members.
In 2005, the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) was chosen to be one of Sigma Chi’s preferred charitable organizations. Founded by significant Sigma Chi alum Jon M. Huntsman Sr. , HCI is dedicated to finding the causes of cancer, developing new and better treatments, and preventing people from ever developing cancer.
Founded in 1934, Derby Days has become Sigma Chi’s largest fundraiser, and Sigma Chis across the country have raised over $2 million since.
Derby Days is a week-long fundraising event that pits the sororities against each other in a series of events. Sororities earn points throughout the week for participation and generosity, and at the end of the week the sorority who succeeds in winning the most points is crowned Derby Days Champion!