The Epsilon Psi Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma holds two major annual events, Play for a Purpose and Sign Idol, to raise money for the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, which benefits children's play therapy. Our sisters work hard to raise awareness about children's play therapy by increasing in our philanthropic efforts to spread the word around campus.
Play for a Purpose is a week long event where sisters volunteer to participate in many different activities like Pie-a-Sister. Childhood games are set up for students on campus to reduce semester stress. Don't forget about the day-long children's carnival, where kids from the Rochester Area participate in lawn games, crafts, and more! Additionally, collection buckets are set up for other organizations on campus; the organization with the greatest sum of money collected will have a portion of the proceeds raised donated to a charity of their choice. . Play for a Purpose is a very fun event for both sisters and members of the community.
Sign Idol is a signing competition event. Epsilon Psi was founded as an all deaf chapter and Sign Language and Deaf Culture are very important to us as a chapter. Individuals who want to participate in Sign Idol are asked to prepare a song entirely in American Sign Language (ASL). The judges are hand selected for their involvement in the community and their knowledge of ASL. The major prices are for Best Overall Performance, and Crowd Favorite. In the past contestants have worn costumes, performed duets, and done group acts in order to win over the judges. Sign Idol is a great way to encourage people to learn sign language, both as performers and spectators. We highly encourage anyone interested in attending or performing to reach out to us and to ask any questions they may have about the event.
In order to support our new philanthropy partner March of Dimes, we hold semi-annual events where sisters and potential new members decorate onesies for pre-mature babies to be donated to local hospitals. Aren't they adorable?!
If you have any questions about our philanthropy or how to get involved in our events, please contact the Philanthropy committee.