Sweetheart Corner

Feel free to reach out to me via email at Lauren.lewallen@sigmachi.org, or instagram DM me @sigmachi36ish.

October Advice

As your chapter starts to plan your Derby Days’ competitions, include your chapter sweetheart and other female participants within Greek life and surrounding communities in your planning process. They can help provide wonderful insight on events they would like to participate in and offer ideas to help ensure that you have thought of everything. I am also a great resource! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

November Advice

It's essential for Sigma Chi's to be involved across campus and support other organizations in their service projects and philanthropy events. Not only does it help build comradery across campus, but it will also help develop mutually beneficial relationships with your Derby Days' participants. So when your chapter is holding an event, they will want to come out and support you because your members have supported them.

January Advice

A great way to get the Greek community and especially sorority members involved in your Derby Days is to invite them to attend your philanthropy events in person. Make an effort to stop by each house to announce your upcoming events. While you're at it, drop off a small gift basket. This can be something as simple as a bag of candy or a 12-pack of Diet Cokes. This simple gesture will help increase participation and support for your Derby Days. 

February Advice

The Zeta Rho Sigma Chi chapter at Central Michigan University hosts a hockey game with the Sigma Pi fraternity called Sigma Freeze every spring semester during their Derby Days. I love this event because not only does this event bring sorority members and students from across campus together, but the collaboration with Sigma Pi turned a fraternity rivalry into a healthy competition that donates all of its ticket sales to Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Last year this event sold out and raised upwards of $10,000 for cancer research. This year, the Sigma Freeze is expanding to include all of the fraternities on my campus, with a goal to raise $25,000.