Philanthropy

“Wealth isn’t always measured in dollar signs. We each have time, talent and creativity, all of which can be powerful forces for positive change. Share your blessings in whatever form they come and to whatever level you have been blessed.”

Jon M. Huntsman Sr.

Huntsman Cancer Institute

In 1995, Brother Jon Huntsman Sr. founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. As of December 2012, the national fraternity decided that this cause will be our sole philanthropic partner. Huntsman started the Derby challenge in which he challenged all his brothers to aid in raising money for this cause he truly believed. As of the 2018-2019 school year the fraternity was able to raise roughly $2.35 million dollars towards cancer research. Sigma Chi Nationals has just recently announced a new pledge to raise $20 million for Huntsman by the year 2030.

Philanthropic Achievements

Our chapter takes great pride in giving to charity and doing what we can to help others. As mentioned previously, all our philanthropic events go directly to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in the direct hope of ending a disease that has hurt so many. A unique philanthropic event conducted by our chapter every year is Shave for the Cure, created by one our own brothers. It is always held during Homecoming at the University of Tulsa where a group of Sigma Chi brothers volunteer to shave their heads to raise money for cancer. During homecoming, active brothers, families, alumnus, other fraternities and sororities gather in front of our house as we “auction” off the brothers’ hair to see how much money we can raise for cancer research. This past year, in roughly an hour, we were proud to say we raised nearly $7,000 for a cause we care about so much.