Derby Days

Derby Days is one of Sigma Chi's staple philanthropic events. According to archival information at Sigma Chi International Headquarters, the first "Derby Day" event was held in 1916 at the University of California - Berkeley. Then known as the "Channing Way Derby" because of the California-Berkeley chapter's location on Channing Way and College Avenue, the event spread to other chapters who created their own Derby Day. Throughout the course of a week, the participating chapter organizes and hosts a series of events and competitions among their campus's sororities. Money is raised through either donations, or through fundraising-type events.

Here are some highlights from our 2015 Derby Days!

Celebrating the life of Brother Kendall Francisco and his impact on the Lambda Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and its Derby Days Philanthropy Week.


Dance Off

The Alpha Chi Omega sorority competing in the Dance Competition


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Sign a sig

Sororities compete in seeing who can sign the most Sigma Chi's throughout the day


Block party

Brothers Connor Jones and Steven Roth announcing the $15,237.60 that was raised throughout the whole week