As SigEps and Georgetown students, we understand the incredible privilege we have to be where we are. We are committed to Georgetown’s call to be “women and men for others.” Through our ideals of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love, our brothers are proud to serve and add value to the campus and surrounding community in whatever way we can.
Our brothers are involved in the numerous groups that serve the Georgetown community, including some brothers holding leadership positions in DC Reads, the Student Advocacy Office, GIVES, and more. Further, whether it is through being the number one fundraising group on campus for Relay for Life (raising more than $33,000 in 2015) or holding the annual 5K Against Domestic Violence in the fall, we as Georgetown SigEps understand our duty to serve and give back to the community.
Relay for Life
Every spring, our brothers rally behind Relay for Life in whatever way we can. In 2015, we raised $34,690 for Relay for Life, the most of any group on campus. This was accomplished through the overwhelming support of our brothers, alumni, and our families. In the weeks leading up to Relay, our brothers share their personal stories to show our chapter and the rest of the campus how cancer affected them. Last year, our brothers were featured in a video to demonstrate the importance of Relay.
Supporting Relay is a great way to fight back against a disease that affects so many people on this campus and around the world. We’re proud to be the most committed group on campus to this event. We hope to do even more for Relay in the years ahead, and we hope other groups will join us.
5K Against Domestic Violence
In the fall of 2014, we hosted our first annual 5K Against Domestic Violence, benefitting Doorways for Women and Families. With over 150 runners, sponsorship from five local businesses, and individual fundraising, we were able to raise over $11,000 for Doorways our first year.
As our fraternity continuously seeks to give back to our community, the 5K was a new venture that resulted from the newly created position of Vice President of Philanthropy. Our 5K Committee worked with the Georgetown community, both on and off campus, and local businesses to put together this event.
This event is now an established event and will be an annual tradition for years to come.