The Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Each year, Epsilon Mu participates in the Columbia, MO Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Since 2013, Epsilon Mu has been the top fundraising Sigma Kappa team in the nation. We take pride in this accomplishment and strive to raise more money for this amazing cause each year. We love working with the Greater Missouri chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and look forward to the 2017 walk.
Each spring, Epsilon Mu holds UltraViolet week as part of Sigma Kappa’s national Ultra Violet Campaign. UltraViolet week, or “UV Week” is a week of events benefitting the Sigma Kappa Foundation. The week starts out with profit shares at local restaurants leading up to our late night dinner, Sigma Kappatizers. From 10PM-2AM, students and community members can visit the Sigma Kappa house and get a variety of delicious appetizers for only $5. Later in the week we hold a 5 v 5 soccer tournament called the Sigma K Cup for fraternities, sororities, and other campus organizations to participate in. UV week is a fun way for Epsilon Mu to involve the Mizzou community in raising money for our various philanthropies. In 2017 we raised over $7500 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation during UV week!
Week of Giving
Each fall around Founder’s Day, every Sigma Kappa chapter in the country hosts a Week of Giving. At Epsilon Mu, we use this week as a way to say thank you to the people who make our collegiate experience what it is. We write thank you notes and deliver gifts to administrative staff, other greek chapters, and our amazing house staff to express our appreciation for all they do. We also give back by doing service projects involving our local nursing home, The Bluffs, and Inherit the Earth.
Day of Service
In 2017, Sigma Kappa introduced a national day of service. Each chapter had the opportunity to choose a service event that means something to them, and on April 1 Sigma Kappa chapters across the country got out and served their communities. A group of Epsilon Mu sisters served at the humane society helping with some landscaping projects, and another group headed to The Bluffs to spend time with patients in the Memory Care unit. Day of Service is a great way to feel connected with sisters around the country and we look forward to continuing the tradition in years to come.
Our sisters do service in a variety of different ways. These include training adults with autism on technology, answering the Missouri Crisis Hotline, coaching special needs cheerleading teams, and more. Epsilon Mu sisters also donate blood each fall and spring at the Greek Week and Homecoming blood drives, participate in Caring for Columbia annually, and pick up trash around campus. We also have more than 30 sisters involved with Mizzou Alternative Breaks, the country’s largest alternative breaks program. Our sisters have participated in MAB trips with a variety of different service focuses, including children, education, homelessness & poverty, women’s advocacy, and more. Other sisters have gone on service trips with their churches, Cornell Leadership Program, and the annual Mizzou Greek Mission trip. We are so proud of our sisters who live out our value of service each and every day.
In addition to our own philanthropic causes, Epsilon Mu sisters participate in philanthropy events put on by other greek chapters on campus as well. From late night dinners to Watermelon Fest, we love getting to support other chapters’ philanthropies.