This November, the brothers of Kappa Sigma participated in No Shave November and pledged to grow out their beards in order to receive donations of $1 per day. All of the proceeds went to our philanthropy, Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
Thanks to all of your donations, we were able to raise over $3,200! Philanthropy Chairs Ethan Balavender #718 and Brian Swaney #735 did a great job of organizing everything.
On Tuesday March 9th, fellow Kappa Sigma brother Marcus Engel came to Elon to speak to students on behalf of Elon Safe Rides.
Marcus Engel is a professional speaker and author who inspires and empowers audiences nationwide. His extraordinary story of recovery after being blinded and catastrophically injured by a drunk driver challenges individuals to achieve success by making intelligent choices.
Senior Brother Mac Bleser # 656 picked up Marcus and his dog Carson from the airport and went to lunch when he arrived that afternoon in Greensboro. After lunch, Marcus was able to hang out at the House and meet a few other brothers before his roundtable discussion with Elon faculty preceding the big event that evening.
Below is an excerpt from Marcus’ work with a little bit about his involvement in Kappa Sigma:
“In August of 1997 I was initiated into the brotherhood of the Kappa Sigma fraternity – and I’m so glad I did. Kappa Sigma taught me leadership, responsibility and opened an avenue for some of the most memorable times through my college years. Since I still work heavily in the college market, and since I owe a debt that can never be re-paid to Kappa Sig, I try to promote the national fraternity as much as I can.” -Marcus Engel
More info can be found at www.marcusengel.com
On the weekends of January 7th and 14th, fifteen of our brothers volunteered with Elon Safe Rides.
Safe Rides helps prevent drunk driving and prevent walking alone late at night by providing free rides within a one mile radius of campus. As a student led and operated organization, students volunteer as drivers, navigators or dispatchers and provide rides for students Thursday 10 pm to 2 am and Friday and Saturdays from 10:30 pm to 2:30 am.
Safe Rides was founded in 1992 when Elon football player Chad Macy was killed in a car accident as a result of driving under the influence. We are very fortunate to have this organization here at Elon and recognize the importance of being involved an in organization that helps prevent these traumatic bad decisions. Kappa Sigma’s involvement in Safe Rides is something that we are proud to be a part of.
We held our 1st annual “Pictures with Santa” in the Moseley Center on Monday, Dec. 7th.
Students passing through had the chance to take a picture with Santa and grab a candy cane by giving a donation benefitting Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
Brother Brad Lipman #708 sat in as Santa for the first portion of the day and Brother Franz Berlacher #680 took over for the afternoon. Our Sweetheart Maggie Landy was a great Santa’s helper throughout the day.
Thanks to all those to stopped by and contributed to such a great cause!