BIG Event 2013
“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.
For more up to date information like PSU BIG Event on Facebook and follow @BIGEVENT_PSU on twitter.
If your organization wishes to make a donation to The BIG Event they can make checks out to PSU and need to deliver them to the SGA Office by 4:30 on March 8th. A donation of $50 will get your organizations logo on the back on the official BIG Event t-shirt!
If you are an area business wishing to donate please contact Student Government Association directly and we will assist you. All business donations are tax deductible.
Job Site Request
If you wish to have your house be a part of The BIG Event please click on the following link. Once you have printed it off and filled it out please mail to
121M Overman Student Center
Pittsburg, KS 66762
If you are a student and wish to volunteer for the event please go to go.pittstate.edu/bigevent
Read articles featuring the 2011 Big Event: