Standard 8: Philanthropy & Service
Great chapters support the Special Olympics; support a local chapter charitable partner; and support the charitable event of another fraternity or sorority.
The mission of Sigma Tau Gamma is to promote the highest ideals of manhood, brotherhood and citizenship according to the Principles of the Fraternity. Good citizenship requires that we give back to the community. Our philanthropy program is designed to help our members be good citizens by involving them in several different service opportunities.
Our national philanthropy & service program has three components. Each chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma is expected to:
1. Support the Special Olympics.
In 2011, Sigma Tau Gamma announced Special Olympics as the national philanthropy. The Board of Directors researched the opportunities that were available and decided upon Special Olympics for numerous reasons. To read the announcement and why Special Olympics is a good fit with Sig Tau, click here.
2. Support a local charitable partner.
Each chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma is expected to be a good member of its own community. Our chapters accomplish this goal by performing service in and for their own communities. Individual chapters have programs to support veterans, clean highways, feed the homeless, and benefit libraries, just to name a few.
3. Support the charitable event of another fraternity or sorority.
Being a good citizen also requires that we support the efforts of other organizations that do good work. Our chapters accomplish this goal by participating in philanthropies sponsored by our fellow Greeks.
Each year, Sigma Tau Gamma awards the “Robert Nagel Jones Charitable Projects Award” to those chapters who exemplify the spirit of giving to others.