The Day of Service is the latest strategy in Kappa Sigma’s “A Greater Cause” initiative, the organization’s ongoing commitment to promote volunteerism, citizenship and service to the community. It will be the largest single-day service project in the history of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and the first coordinated international day of service for any collegiate social fraternity.
“We hope that this event will serve as a benchmark for all other Greek organizations in their service endeavors,” said S. Christian Nascimento, President of Kappa Sigma’s International Alumni Board of Directors. “We are proud that Kappa Sigma can lead the way on more than 300 college campuses across North America in helping to make our world a better place.”
Since the launch of the A Greater Cause initiative in 2001, Kappa Sigma has achieved unprecedented levels of volunteerism and philanthropy among its members. During the 2011-2012 academic year alone, Kappa Sigma contributed more than 470,000 volunteer service hours and donated nearly $1.8 million collectively to those in need—a Fraternity record and the most ever for a collegiate social Greek organization in a single year.
“Giving back to the community and supporting charitable endeavors is fundamental to the values of our organization,” said Nascimento. “This duty— ‘Our Call to Service’—exemplifies the character of our undergraduate and alumni members and is an important aspect of life as a Kappa Sigma.”