The 2014 BIG Event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
SFA's The BIG Event promotes unity between campus and community as students come together for one day to express their gratitude through service for the support from the Nacogdoches community. Students work in teams to complete projects across Nacogdoches County as a way to say "thank you!" to the community for their support of SFA students.
Throughout the years, the Nacogdoches community has shown endless support to the students of Stephen F. Austin State University. For this reason, The BIG Event strives to reciprocate that appreciation to all residents. Each year, SFA students spend one day performing various service projects all across Nacogdoches County. These "jobs" last approximately four hours and could include window washing, yard work, interior/exterior painting, and much more. We encourage all residents to allow our students to express their gratitude and appreciation by requesting the performance of a service project.
The BIG Event is focused solely on saying "thanks." Therefore, projects for this event are not based on need or socioeconomic status - as long as you are not an SFA student or employee, ANYONE can apply for a project to be completed by our students!
The job request form for the 2014 The BIG Event will be available later this fall.
Job Request Forms can be submitted online or filled out on paper and mailed to our office. The job requested must be something that a group of students could complete over a four-hour time period.
Once you submit a Job Request Form, a member of The BIG Event Planning Committee will contact you to schedule a site visit. Two students will come check out the potential job and will help us make an assessment of whether we can accept your job for this year's The BIG Event.
Due to safety restrictions and supply limits, not all job requests can be accepted.
SFA's The BIG Event is limited on the supplies it can provide to fulfill jobs. The supplies we are able to provide are restricted to:
- Brooms and dustpans
- Paintbrushes, rollers and paint trays
- Handheld hedge trimmers
- Windex/paper towels for cleaning windows
We strongly discourage the use of power tools by our students. We also will not provide consumable supplies such as paint, nails or plants and flowers. If you are applying to ask students to paint or do landscaping, you must provide the consumable supplies.
Job applicants are asked to provide as many supplies as possible and are encouraged to borrow tools from neighbors or family members for the day of the event.
Pre-registration takes place via Axes or through paper forms available at the BPSC Involvement Center. These forms will be available in late Fall 2013 for the 2014 The BIG Event.
Participants are highly encouraged to pre-register for The BIG Event. Teams who sign up ahead of time will be ensured a project to work on and a much faster registration process on the day of the event. The BIG Event staff will do its best to accommodate walk-in groups, but cannot ensure that walk-ins will have a project to work on.
Phone: (936) 468-1088 or (936) 468-2870
Executive Student Director: Solomon Delaney
Student Director for Community Outreach: Candace Mackie
Student Director for Operations: Chelsie Lange
Student Director for Development: Christiana Fasola
Student Director for Recruitment: Liz Mizerik
Student Director for Public Relations: Devin Lesko
Student Engagement Programs Graduate Assistant for Leadership and Service: Sierra Zeringue
Student Engagement Programs Assistant Director for Leadership and Service: Jamie Bouldin