Derby Days is Sigma Chi's national philanthropy benefiting the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. HCI  was started by Sigma Chi and four-time cancer survivor, Jon M. Huntsman. In 1995, inspired by the support from many family and friends, the Huntsman family pledged 100 million dollars for a state of the art cancer research facility. Over a decade later, Huntsman Cancer Institute is the leading cancer research facility in the world. Sigma Chi International Fraternity and Huntsman Cancer Institute made a 10 million dollar pledge over seven years, this past Summer.

2015 Derby Days Week Schedule: October 4th-11th

All events will be on the University of Cincinnati’s campus

Sunday, October 4th: 5K

Details: 10am at Sigma Sigma Commons. Attached to the email will be the registration form and its $20 bucks per participant. We are offering a bundle deal for a fanny pack and the 5K registration for $28 (Saving $7). Link for bundle ($28): 

Link for just 5k ($20):

Monday, October 5th: Dancing with the Bearcats

Details: 8pm at Zimmer Auditorium. This event is named after the show Dancing with the Stars where we will have student groups dance and have “celebrity “ judges decide the winner. We are bringing in keynote speaker Lisa Hill (Lauren Hill’s mom). Admission is $5 online and $8 at the door. The link:

Wednesday, October 7th: Pie a Chi

Details: 11am-2pm on Main Street (by TUC). Anyone on campus will have the opportunity to Pie a Sigma Chi for $2.

Friday, October 9th: Chipotle Fundraiser

Details: 7-9pm at Chipotle address is 2507 W Clifton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45219. We get 50% of the profits made between those two hours if you mention us at the register.

All Week: Derby Days Gear

Details: The design is on the website below and we would replace “YOUR CHAPTER NAME” with “Cincinnati”, “Sigma Chi”, or a sorority name at UC on the back. The short sleeve shirt is $22 and the long sleeve is $27. We are also selling fanny packs this year for $15 and hats for $20. When it asks for an organization please put Sigma Chi, Cincinnati, or a sorority name at UC. The link for clothing is: 

Online Donations:

1. Go to

2. Click on view all groups (right side of screen) and find the University of Cincinnati and click on it

3. Click "Sigma Chi Actives" or "University of Cincinnati Students" and then select the person you want to donate for or make a general team donation.

4. Press “Give now” on the right side of the screen

5. A screen pops up on how much you want to donate, select one then press donate

6. Fill out the information than press submit

 Derbychallenge Donation site:

Below are the links to our individual pages for both the schedule of events this fall and the way the points are broken down. 

This year we have had a few generous company sponsors and want to give a huge shout-out to them for supporting this great cause!