In January of 2018, the Omega Septaton Chapter moved from Toomer Street to our new house. We are now located on the commonly known “Old Row.” With this move, the chapter now has the ability to not only house 24 members, but also to begin a fraternity meal plan.
This past spring as a chapter we were honored to be able to take part in a Habitat for Humanity build. We showed up bright and early to help, and we accomplished a lot. We put down sod, and landscaped a home in a local neighborhood. It was a great time and we look forward to our next build.
Special Olympics International was chosen by the delegates to the 55th General Convention as the international service project of Phi Sigma Kappa.
Phi Sigma Kappa has aligned itself with an organization that is sure to provide lifetime opportunities for both undergraduates and alumni. Programming ideas are endless. The Grand Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa and our chapter at Auburn look forward to a long and successful relationship with Special Olympics International.
Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental deficiency. Its goal is for all persons with mental deficiency to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. The benefits of participation in Special Olympics for people with mental deficiency include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive self-image, friendships and increased family support.
Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics operates in 95 percent of all the counties in the United States, hosting more than 15,000 events in schools, centers, and cities at the local, area and chapter level.
Special Olympics has favorable name recognition with 98% of the United States public and its events are covered by 72 percent of all newspapers and television stations. Of 96 non-profit organizations ranked by respondents of a recent poll, Special Olympics was viewed at the most credible charity.
Here are some shots of our brothers on the field after the 2017 Iron Bowl victory, Alpha Psi Rodeo, the 2018 Phi Sigma Kappa National Convention, on a spring break trip to Panama City, Panama, and at a FC Barcelona vs Manchester United game in Washington D.C.
Outside of school we have lots of brothers who love to escape to the outdoors. Many of us like to fish, hunt, hike, kayak, and spend time at the lake.
There are many philanthropy and charity events on Auburn’s campus that organizations host to support their cause. Here at Phi Sigma Kappa we enjoy participating in all that we can. Some events that we participate in are: Pi Beta Phi’s wing eating contest, which we won this year, Dodge the Arrow dodge ball tournament, and the Kappa Delta 5K race. We never pass up the chance to help any organization and we look forward to future events like these.