Our staple philanthropy events across the nation is Derby Days. Derby Days is a week-long event composed of competitions and fundraising opportunities each day. Participation from every sorority and the Furman community makes for a fun week, as they help raise money for Huntsman Cancer Foundation. ​Nationally, Sigma Chi has been a leader in the Greek world in terms of actively donating to charitable causes. In 2005, Sigma Chi announced that the Huntsman Cancer Foundation was selected to be one of the Fraternities charitable organizations. Huntsman Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that does not only do cancer research and work toward new advancements in medicine but they also work hard to treat patients with this disease. This past year the Sigma Chi Fraternity donated over one million dollars to HCI. The Iota Nu Chapter continues to raise money for Huntsman Cancer Foundation. This past year we raised over $20,200 making us part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute 20k Club for the second year in a row.

In 2017, we also won Best Philanthropy among all Fraternities at Furman University.HCF logo