On April 19th at 5pm, Kappa Sigma will be hosting its largest philanthropy event ever: the Nearly Naked Nearly Mile. The event is the fourth iteration of our flagship event, but on a grander scale than ever before.
This year, all proceeds from the Nearly Naked Nearly Mile will support Team Collier Strong, who will be running the marathon two days later on April 21st. Team Collier Strong is made up of the friends and family of Officer Sean Collier, who was tragically killed in the line of duty in the aftermath of the marathon bombings last year. They are raising money for the Sean A. Collier Self Sponsor Scholarship, which will put one self-sponsored recruit through the Lowell Police Academy each year.
At the event, participants will strip down nearly naked and run a little less than a mile through the heart of MIT’s campus. Kappa Sigma will be accepting clothing donations as well, which will be donated to the American Red Cross. The event will also feature food generously provided by local Cambridge restaurants, music from our house DJs, and a dunk tank manned by our own Brother Monheit ’14.
Kappa Sigma Gamma-Pi was awarded the Interfraternity Council (IFC) Chapter of the Year and Best Scholarship Program for 2013. We feel so honored to have been lauded so highly in the MIT FSILG community. Gamma-Pi strives for excellence in each of Kappa Sigma’s four pillars, Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. These pillars closely resemble the ideals of the FSILG community, so we take pride in holding ourselves to the highest standard and exemplifying these values. The Chapter pushed for increased philanthropic involvement and community service this semester, leading to Gamma-Pi’s involvement in Relay for Life, the Boston Marathon, and Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger among other smaller local projects and initiatives. Internally, we have also worked to provide more and better academic resources, taking a preemptive approach to academic excellence. This emphasis on academic excellence from the start through the end of the semester has led to Gamma-Pi’s improvement in the IFC GPA rankings, as our Chapter GPA was 0.8 points above the average last semester.
We are thrilled to receive these awards and we plan on continuing this upward trend. We at Gamma-Pi work to make our fraternity the best that we can possibly make it, so we hope to have even greater success next year.