From its earliest years, Sigma Phi Epsilon has counted on each member to contribute to the success of the Fraternity and society in general. The distinction of “Fellow” is reserved for undergraduate brothers who successfully complete a 500-hour or 60-day service learning project before graduation.
“A Fellow is a servant leader, a brother who has applied his skills and talents in an effort to improve a community in a very meaningful and sustainable way,” said Scott Dudis, Ohio State ’09, before presenting the distinction at Conclave.
As the founder of Pay It Forward Toledo, Jack Sample, Toledo ’17, has created a connection between his university and the neighboring community. Embracing the mantra “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Sample initially organized an on-campus event that encouraged students to participate in random acts of kindness. He later shifted his focus to helping students make a positive impact on the community. Today, Sample has built partnerships with a homeless shelter and an elementary school, and the student volunteers of Pay It Forward Toledo have given more than 1,100 service hours to these groups and on campus. Now that Sample has graduated, several chapter brothers have stepped forward to help lead the organization and continue his mission of helping others.