Service and Involvement
A History of Service
The Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi is proud to be a leader in the area of service to others, not only on campus, but in the community as well. We have been recognized on the state, local and national levels for our outstanding efforts to better the community around us. Our members take pride in working to serve others, which is evident in the number of hours dedicated and the amount of money donated each year to the charities and organizations in which we are involved.
Our members are involved in a vast number of organizations on and off campus, ranging from Athletics to Student Government, honor societies, community mentoring, and much more. We strive to uphold the high quality of leadership standards by empowering our members to stay involved in organizations of all types.
TK Martin Center
The Chapter collected money to donate to the T.K. Martin Center to support the annual T.K. Martin Fun Run. With the help of the Sigma Chi Chapter and other organizations on campus they were able to purchase new items for the children that are in the program on campus. T.K. Martin is a learning center located on campus that provides a healthy, stable learning and growing environment for disabled children.
Operation Christmas Child
The Gamma Upsilon Chapter partner with Delta Gamma in order to host a Operation Christmas Child packing event. Operation Christmas Child is an organization that helps provide Christmas gifts to children overseas that otherwise would not have received gifts. Along with Delta Gamma our brothers helped collect toys in order fill as many shoeboxes as possible before being shipped overseas.
Each year the Gamma Upsilon works with Chi Omega in order to to provide a night of entertainment to a Make-A-Wish Family. At this event each chapter on campus plans and organizes a singing and dancing routine to compete against each other. The annual event is held in the Humphrey Coliseum to be performed to a sell out crowd, which the proceeds go to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. It's always a great time to be able to bring a child a huge smile that has been through so much.
Bell House Fire Department
Our brothers spent an afternoon at Bell House Volunteer Fire Department helping to improve the facilities and doing minor renovations. The Bell House Fire Department is a local volunteer Fire Department.
Film for Academic Integrity Week
As a part of MSU's annual Academic Integrity Week, the Gamma Upsilon chapter sponsored and attended a screening of the film "Shattered Glass" to promote awareness of, and adherence to, the MSU Honor Code. Guest speaker and MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin opened the evening with exhortation to the audience stating the value of the Honor Code and citing examples of how it relates to both academics and athletics.
At Sigma Chi we stress the importance of getting involved in the activities of Mississippi State and the surrounding community, as being a Sigma Chi is only a piece of what collegiate life has to offer in the form of leadership, service, and involvement. Our chapter strives to take young men and develop them into responsible, well-equipped leaders by fostering an environment that encourages selfless service.
We have been recognized for our outstanding campus involvement through various awards, and continue to have some of the most outstanding leaders on campus.
The Student Association is the largest student organization in the State of Mississippi. Our members have been involved within the SA from every role including; President, Vice President, other Executive Positions, Senators, Cabinet Members, and Bulldog Bash Director. During these roles the SA,as well as campus, have benefited greatly make a difference in every student.
Our Roadrunners play an integral part in the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, from giving campus tours to writing postcards to students. Mississippi State University's student recruiters. Roadrunners is an all volunteer student recruiting team sponsored by the Office of Admissions & Scholarships
Alumni Delegates are ambassadors of Mississippi State University, serving as liaisons between its 140,000 living alumni and more than 22,000 current students. Delegates are student leaders preparing to be alumni leaders. They assist the Alumni Association, the University Foundation, and the President’s Office in hosting official guests to campus and welcoming alumni.
Working with the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, MSU Orientation Leaders provide assistance and share their knowledge of the 138-year-old land-grant institution with incoming freshmen and transfer students—and their parents—during each school year’s registration and information sessions.
The Department of University Recreation provides a wide variety of Programs & Activities. Whether you are into playing against your classmates, competing against other chapters, or challenging yourself, their department has something for you. Our brothers have one numerous Intramural Championships ranging from football, soccer, tennis, softball, basketball, and many more.