"Bigger Than You Think"
The BIG Event will be going into its 8th year at Pittsburg State University in 2013. It has become an annual community service project sponsored by Student Government Association and other area businesses.
The BIG Event was created in 1982 at Texas A&M University as a way of saying “Thank You” to the surrounding community. Envisioned as a one-day service project, The BIG Event allows students to show their appreciation for local residents by completing various tasks at their homes. Since 1982, the Big Event has expanded to middle schools, high schools, and universities nationwide. The Student Government Association at Pittsburg State University believes that after years of loyal support from the community the least PSU students can do is to give one day back to them.
The BIG Event is designed to help all community members of Pittsburg and Frontenac and is in no way based on socioeconomic standing. Simple tasks such as washing windows, weeding, planting flowers and picking up trash are just a few examples of how we can help our community. If it doesn’t require a power tool, we’ll do it!
In 2012, over 900 students, both individually and as part of campus organizations, had a day full of wonderful weather and togetherness when they came out in support of the community. This year’s event will take place on April 6th. For more information, please contact the Student Government Association at (620) 235-4810.