Derby Days 2020
We are looking forward to an amazing year of fundraising and competition. At this time, this year's theme and dates are still to-be-determined. Our chapter plans to release this information within the coming weeks.
Derby Days 2019
2019 was the most successful Derby Days the Delta Rho chapter has ever hosted! Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the participating sororities, our generous sponsors, and every brother of the chapter, we raised $12,950.00! More than we have ever raised.
We would like to thank the following sororities for their commitment to become the generation to end cancer: Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Kappa, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau, Kappa Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Omega, and The Gamma's.
We would also like to congratulate our Derby Days champions, Sigma Kappa, for another amazing year of hard work.
Huntsman Cancer Institute
The Huntsman Cancer Institute, founded by Significant Sig Jon Huntsman Sr, is a state of the art cancer research facility and treatment center. Located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the Huntsman Cancer Institute has helped countless cancer patients over the years. The HCI was founded by a personal pledge of $100 million from Jon Huntsman Sr, with later contributions exceeding $250 million.
What is Derby Days?
Derby Days is Sigma Chi's annual fundraiser. The proceeds from our week are donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Our goal is to "be the generation that ends cancer", and Derby Days is our effort to do so. Each year, for a week, our chapter will hold multiple competitive events for each sorority to participate in. These events include penny wars, a hat chase, and a final dance competition.
Derby Days was started in 1916 by the Alpha Beta chapter at the University of California Berkeley. Since its founding over 100 years ago, Derby Days has grown into an national philanthropic effort by all Sigma Chi chapters in a massive effort to raise funds in order to be the generation that ends cancer. In 2016, the Iota Psi chapter at Rutgers University, raised a record breaking $300,007, not only the most money ever raised by a Sigma Chi chapter for Derby Days, but by any greek life organization for a philanthropic event.