The Rho chapter of Sigma Pi at NC State raised over $12,000 for the NC State Counseling Center at it's 5th annual Break the Silence 5K run for suicide prevention and awareness. The event started in 2011 in honor of one of their brothers, Marc Haege, who took his own life as a Junior at NC State in 2010.
The President of the Rho chapter at NC State, David Latteney, knows just how hard it is for a fraternity to get the media coverage they are seeking when the headlines are dominated by many campus wide problems such as hazing, sexual assault, and underage drinking. "It's a lot easier for the media to report on allegations of misconduct," Letteney said. "We are glad to be able to shed light on the good fraternities do. We hope that our philanthropy will help remind our school and our community of the great work being done by fraternities."
Internationally, Sigma Pi sees the importance of resources dedicated to mental health. One of our International Philanthropies is The Amazing Day Foundation, dedicated to reducing suicide among college students. Each year, 1,100 students die at their own hands. For more information about The Amazing Day Foundation, please visit their website at: http://amazingdayfoundation.org
Also, Sigma Pi has developed a new position on staff to address these needs with our members. We want to support the holistic development of our members through programming and educational initiatives. We will educate and promote the overall wellness and safety of our undergraduate members, alumni, volunteers, and staff. If you're interested in applying for that position, please view the full job description at: http://sigmapi.org/employment-opportunities/director-of-wellness-safety/
Photo of the Rho Chapter House of Sigma Pi Fraternity.