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Beta Sigma Beta represents a proud history of philanthropic participation. 

Each year, Beta Sig undergrads host the annual Autism Speaks U 5k Race/3k Walk in State College, PA to benefit Autism Speaks. Since its creation in 2005, this event has set the gold standard for university philanthropy having raised over $925,000 and ranking as the largest single fraternity fundraising event in the country. Beta Sig's success has led to the creation of Autism Speaks U chapters comprised of college students assisting in the mission to raise awareness and funds for this complex neurological disorder. Chapters and events now exist at over 50 schools in the United States and Canada.

Of special significance has been our leadership during the 70's and 80's of THE REGATTA. Originally created to celebrate the life of Sy Barash, a well-known member of the State College community and Beta Sig Brother, this event was dedicated to raising money for the American Cancer Society. In its day, this event grew to be one of the largest philanthropic events among our nation's colleges.

In more recent years, Beta Sig has taken a leadership role within the State College and PSU community, guiding the Cure Autism Now Campaign. This event combines traditional fundraising with a CAN Race/Walk in the State College area. Many have seen our brothers throughout the Philadelphia and

Every winter, Beta Sigma Betas participate in THON, a year-long effort to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer for children in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 2012 marked the 40th anniversary of this event, and along with partner Kappa Delta, Beta Sigs raised $82,000 "for the kids."

suburban areas, out collecting money on selected weekends. Beta Sig is also active in other charity programs including the Dance Marathon, scholarship programs, and others.
Beta Sigma Beta takes seriously its role as part of the broader PSU community, State College and causes that face our nation as a whole.