Philanthropy

Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.’s national philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. believes in the importance of cooperating with service organizations that strive for similar goals. Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. volunteers in many different ways to give back to the community.

Sigma for Society Week: Active Colonies and Chapters host a weeklong dedication of events and fundraising solely for the national philanthropy. The active establishments must host at least one event for five consecutive days. Each active establishment must host Sigma for Society in the month of October, the philanthropy month for domestic violence awareness, and may host Sigma for Society in the spring and/or summer semesters as well.

Heel the Soul Walk: Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. for 3 years now has hosted the Heel the Soul Walk at several campuses including Florida State University, University of Georgia, and University of Texas-Dallas. Heel the Soul Walk is a one-mile walk to heal the souls of abused women in our community. Our exclusive event caters to the population of domestically abused women within the specific communities where we host the walks. The “Heel the Soul Walk” is a unique event. It is open to the public and participants are encouraged to complete the walk in high heels, which symbolize the painful shoes an abused victim walks in each day of her life. A forum also takes place after the one-mile walk, with special presentations by speakers from the organizations where our profits are donated.

Mr. and Ms. Distinguished/Qayamat – Greek God and Goddess Pageant: Mr. & Ms. Distinguished & Qayamat are fundraising events set forth with the purpose of promoting South Asian Unity in light of fighting for Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention. This event is a Greek God & Goddess Pageant, where representatives from various organizations compete to be crowned winners of the pageant based on their performance in several categories. The competition is judged by local business owners, and role models to the Greek community. The proceeds of the show are donated to the local Domestic Violence shelter or non-profit organization.