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phone 925-200-4961


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The mission of Derby Days is easily stated: to serve the community. Since the birth of our Fraternity, Sigma Chis have endeavored to give back to our world. Because Derby Days affords each chapter the unique opportunity to positively impact the community, it has been the most publicized and visible way for chapters to serve others.

The tradition of Sigma Chi’s Derby Days began in the spring of 1933 at the Alpha Beta chapter at the University of California-Berkeley, under the name “Channingway Derby.”  During the 1960s, Derby began to take on the philanthropic approach for which it is now known on many campuses.

Today, Sigma Chi Derby events are held to assist a number of charitable causes. Our Derby Days consists of week long events consisting of skits, dances, and coin drives where sororities compete with one another to become the derby days champion. Since Sigma Chi began raising money for charitable causes, the Fraternity has raised well over $2 million for these groups.

If you would like to help in any way, whether it is participation in the events or donations to the fundraiser, please use the contact information below. All donations are tax-deductible and will be accepted year round.

Also, be sure to ask your work about Employer Matched Donations. Click here to view a list of corporations that participate in this program.

Thank you so much for your consideration and potential help/donations that you have given. The men at sigma chi care about the organizations we donate to and hope you will do the same.

2010 marks the 100th year anniversary of the chartering of the Sigma Chi chapter at the University of Oregon. This significant milestone has caused our chapter to evaluate our impact on our members, as well as our community as a whole. While we are incredibly proud of our 100 years of service at the University of Oregon and within the Eugene community, we also recognize the current opportunity our chapter has to make a difference like never before.

In the past two years alone, our Derby Days has raised over $25,000, making us the most successful Greek organization on campus in philanthropic donations. While past funds have gone towards worthy causes, this year’s contributions will remain a little closer to home. This year all proceeds will benefit the Fanconia Anemia Research Fund, co-founded by former University of Oregon President and Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer and his wife, Lynn.

Dave Frohnmayer, who was instrumental in our chapters re-chartering in 2000, recently ended his much celebrated tenure as President of the University of Oregon. Sadly, the Frohnmayer’s public success has been paired with tremendous personal losses. Fanconia Anemia, a rare blood cell disease primarily affecting children, leads to bone marrow failure and is frequently linked to cancer. This disease has tragically claimed the lives of two of the Frohnmayer’s children, with a third child currently undergoing treatment. For more information on the disease, please visit www.fanconi.org.

Throughout the next five weeks the members of Sigma Chi will partner with our sorority community to compete in a coin drive, dance competition and skit auction in order to raise funds for this worthy cause. It is our hope that with generous contributions we can play a part in finding a cure for this dreadful disease.

Our chapter would like to honor the dedication and contributions of Dave Frohnmayer and his family to the University of Oregon with hopes of our most successful philanthropic campaign yet. Any donations would be greatly appreciated to help this cause. As with many philanthropic organizations, the Fanconia Anemia Research Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are therefore tax deductible.

Please feel free to contact our Derby Days Chairman Byron Stevens (bstevens@uoregon.edu; 509-954-4432) with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time and support.

Who to contact

Byron Stevens

Derby Master

1440 East 19th Ave

Eugene, OR 97403











Thursday, 25th: Intro Meeting @ Agate Hall and Games @ EX        6-8pm

Saturday, 27th: Derby Days Invasion @ The District                        8-10pm

Monday - Thurs (1st - 4th) : Coin Drive and Derby Hats                   9am-5pm

Tuesday, 2nd: Skit Night @ EMU Ballroom                                     6pm

Thursday, 4th: Final Dance Competition @ SRC                              6pm

Points based on a cumulation of: House decorations, district dance participation, skit donations, coin drive, derby hats, sweatpant sales and dance competition.