Support our efforts at THON


What is THON?

Each year, Sigma Phi Epsilon participates in THON, the annual IFC/Panhellenic dance marathon. THON is a yearlong fundraising effort to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization based out of Hershey that helps children who are afflicted with cancer. It provides support and money for treatment, research, and other expenses (such as babysitting and travel) that come from having a child undergo cancer treatment.

THON has become a major event at Penn State; each year, there are over 3,000 student volunteers on committees and serving as captains and overalls. It takes place each February and fills the entire Bryce Jordan Center, with over 700 dancers, and thousands of students filling the stands to support their dancers and the cause. In 2009-2010, Sigma Phi Epsilon raised over $71,000 for THON and amassed over 1500 hours of community service through our fundraising and volunteering efforts.

Giving to THON in support of Penn Eta

There are two ways to support the Penn Eta Chapter's efforts at THON:

  • You can donate online through the official THON website. For your designation selection, make sure to choose to donate to "organizations," and on the next page, choose "Sigma Phi Epsilon."
  • You can also donate by sending a check. Checks should be mailed to the chapter house at 524 Locust Lane, State College, PA 16801. Be sure to note "THON" on the memo line of your check.