Stephen F. Austin State University

The BIG Event

What is The BIG Event?

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

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.

The BIG Event is focused solely on saying "thanks." Therefore, projects for this event are not based on need or socioeconomic status - ANYONE can apply for a project to be completed by our students!

SEEKING: Crew Members

The BIG Event is looking for students who share a passion for service to the Nacogdoches community. Members of The BIG Event Crew are students who understand that the vision of The BIG Event for the students of SFA coming together to imagine and build a better tomorrow to say thank you to the Nacogdoches community for today.

Crew members will be expected to:

  1. maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  2. attend The BIG Event Retreat on January 22 & 23
  3. attend Crew member meetings (to be determined at retreat)
  4. participate in The BIG Event awareness activities
  5. preform service site visits within Nacogdoches county (always in pairs)
  6. be available for The BIG Event on Saturday, April 9, 2016


Service Site Requests

Service request applications will be available on Monday, January 18. They may be completed via online or by mail.

Student Volunteers

Students seeking to volunteer the day of The BIG Event can register as an individual or organizations beginning Monday, February 1.