Phi Sigma Rho’s Xi Chapter at Rutgers University is dedicated towards raising awareness for its national philanthropy, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation, through memorable service events such as the Light the Night Walk. Light the Night is an annual fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the largest voluntary health organization to provide funds for research, finding cures, and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients. At this event, our sisters walk with red colored lanterns to show our support, while white lanterns are carried by survivors and gold are carried in memory of loved ones who have passed.
Outside of this, we conduct numerous fundraising and outreach efforts with other organizations to improve and better the community around us. For instance, we participate in events with our local Girls Scouts troops every year to inspire them and help them reach their goals. We’ve participated in their fundraising events and even created one-on-one videos to encourage them to pursue STEM by talking about our failures and successes as college students. Phi Sigma Rho also participates in Rutgers Dance Marathon to bring emotional and financial support to children in the Embrace Kids Foundation with a sponsor child of our own. As a sorority of empowered women in STEM, we pride ourselves in being diverse and raising awareness which heightens the changes we want to see and make.