Like many other fraternities, Sigma Tau Gamma puts in countless hours at various philanthropic events across the U.S. Here at Emporia State University we coordinate several philanthropic events where most of them being a collaborative effort with other Greek chapters and student organizations.
In 1994, past Foundation President Ken Hoover worked with the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation in excuting a charitable project called "Books for Kids". This project was created to help tie the fraternity back to its educational heritage. As of 2004, Books for Kids has donated close to $38,000. Because of its tremendous success, the Board of Directors made Books for Kids the Fraternity's national philanthropy. At Emporia State University, we collaborate with the local public library several times a year to help move books. We also team up with the ladies of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority in the fall semester to help raise money for the pulic library.
In 2012, the Board of Directors changed the Fraternity's national philanthropy to Special Olympics. In February 2012, the Delta Chapter started advocating the new national philanthropy by raising $550 participating in the Polar Plunge fundraiser event.