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    Our chapter constantly strives to make a positive impact for our University, and our community. During the 2004-2005 Academic Year, the Theta Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity performed over 710 hours of Community Service!!

Projects:       

        [ACE Project]                             

                An acronym for Altruistic Campus Experience, the ACE project serves as a way for our chapter to give back to Penn State Altoona. In the Spring of 2004, our chapter took it upon ourselves to adopt the portion of Spring Run Creek that travels through the campus at Penn State Altoona. Once a semester, brothers walk the length of the creek, removing as debris or litter that has fallen in the creek, or washed up on the banks. Thus far, we have removed more than two-hundred pounds of garbage from the creek.

                For more information about our Fraternities national ACE Project, visit our website.

 

        [Bounce Marathon]

                Every spring, the Penn State Altoona Greek Community comes together in an effort to raise money for Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania. Money raised from Bounce Marathon goes to helping children with disabilities by paying for their treatments and rehabilitation programs. During this four day long event, members from every Greek organization stand outside local stores, restaurants, and other locations and bounce basketballs and collect donations for the entire day without stopping. Last year, we made the most money ever, collecting over $31,000.

                For more information on Easter Seals, and Bounce Marathon, visit their website.

 

        [Freshman Orientation and Move In]

                In order to ensure a positive first experience at our University, and ease the transition of moving into your first dorm room or apartment, our Fraternity provides assistance with Freshman Move In Day, and Orientation. During Move In Day, brothers assist families by carrying luggage and answering questions. With more than half of our chapter being Orientation Leaders, we are also very involved in Freshman Orientation, a weeklong series of events meant to help new students acclimate to Penn State Altoona.

                For more information on Orientation, visit Penn State Altoona's Orientation Website.

 

        [American Red Cross Blood Drives]

                Our Fraternities national philanthropic organization is the American Red Cross. In an effort to assist the American Red Cross in their disaster relief projects, our Fraternity regularly hosts blood drives on campus in cooperation with the Red Cross of Blair County. In the past, we have acquired over 300 successful donors, which is enough blood to save around 900 lives.

       

        [Other Service Projects]

                Other projects in which our Fraternity regularly participates include:

                    Fireman's Breakfast: Monthly event raising money for the Loretto Volunteer Fire Dept.

                    Operation Safe Trick or Treat: On campus event the provides a safe environment for local

                                                                        children to trick or treat.

                    Make a Difference Day: Campus-wide event that collects non-perishable food for the needy,

                                                               last year we collected over 4,000 pounds of food.

                    MDA Shamrock Sale: Award winning program run by our chapter, supports the Muscular

                                                          Dystrophy Association

 

For more information regarding our service projects, or if you would like to suggest a project for our Fraternity,

please contact our Philanthropy Chairman, Jesse Koch.