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Service to the Community


Service to the Community: Individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern through a balance of charitable fundraising, hands-on service, and responsible citizenship to benefit the University and surrounding or global community
Members of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity posing together at the Be the Change day of service event

Hands-on Community Service

In 2013, the fraternity and sorority community completed over 31,200 hours of hands-on service to the community, averaging over 21 hours per member.

2013 Top Volunteers (based on per member service)

1.   Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – 58 hours/member
2.   Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity (IFC) – 49 hours/member
3.   Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity (MGC) – 47 hours/member
4.   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (MGC) – 43 hours/member
5.   Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority (PHC) – 42 hours/member
6.   Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity (MGC) – 41 hours/member
7.   Delta Phi Omega Sorority (MGC) – 39 hours/member
8.   Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (IFC) - 38 hours/member
9.   Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority (PHC) – 27 hours/member
10. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – 27 hours/member

2013 Community Service Hours [PDF]
2012 Community Service Hours [PDF]
2011 Community Service Hours [PDF]
2010 Community Service Hours [PDF]

Organizations Supported

Below is just a small sampling of organizations assisted by the fraternity and sorority community:
American Red Cross, ASE Leadership Academy, Blessed Sarnelli Community, Boy Scouts of America, , Career Wardrobe, Chamounix Stables, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park, Field of Dreams Complex, Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, Kearsely Retirement Home, Life Beyond Abuse Shelter, LIFT West Philadelphia, Lombard Presbyterian Soup Kitchen, MANNA, Mercy Douglas House, Old Pine Community Service Center, Penn Children’s Center, Philabundance Food Bank, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Philadelphia PAWS, Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia Zoo, Powelton Village Community Association, Ronald McDonald House, Samuel Powel Elementary, Salvation Army, St. Christopher's Hospital, Trevor's Place, University City Green, UCHC Soup Kitchen, Urban Nutrition Initiative, Wissahickon Restoration, and the YMCA.

Philanthropic Donations

In 2013, the fraternity and sorority community donated over $220,975 to various charitable causes, averaging over $146 per member.

2013 Top Donors (based on per member donations) 

  1. Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (IFC) - $548/member
  2. Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority (PHC) – $470/member
  3. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – $383/member
  4. Phi Mu Sorority (PHC) - $247/member
  5. Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity (MGC) – $179/member

2013 Philanthropic Donations [PDF]
2012 Philanthropic Donations [PDF]
2011 Philanthropic Donations [PDF]
2010 Philanthropic Donations [PDF]

National Philanthropic Causes

  • Alpha Chi Rho  – Feed the Children, Autism Society of America, Children's Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi - Sharsheret, Save A Child's Heart, Keshet, Elem, Leket Israel, Friends of the IDF and JNF
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha  – various
  • Alpha Phi Alpha  – March of Dimes and Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Alpha Pi Lambda (local) – Fraternal Order of Police
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha – Special Olympics and S. June Smith Center
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma – The ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation
  • Delta Epsilon Psi – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and National Marrow Donor Program
  • Delta Phi Epsilon  – Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Delta Phi Omega – Children’s Education & Literacy - ASHA for Education, PRATHAM and CARE
  • Delta Sigma Phi – American Red Cross
  • Delta Sigma Theta  – Economic Educational Advancement Through Technology  
  • Delta Zeta – Speech and Hearing Impairment - Painted Turtle Camp and Starkey Hearing Foundation)
  • Iota Nu Delta – South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR)
  • Lambda Chi Alpha – North American Food Drive
  • Kappa Alpha Psi – St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  • Kappa Phi Gamma – Cancer Awareness
  • Phi Kappa Psi – Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Phi Sigma Sigma – National Kidney Foundation
  • Pi Kappa Alpha  –  
  • Pi Kappa Phi – PUSH America
  • Sigma Alpha Mu - Alzheimer's Association
  • Sigma Beta Rho – Youth Education and Development - SOS Children’s Village and Children International
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon – YouthAIDS
  • Sigma Psi Zeta - Combat Violence Against Women
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma – Sigma Serves Children - Robbie Page Memorial
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Alzheimer's Association
  • Theta Chi  –