Stephen F. Austin State University

The BIG Event

What is The BIG Event?


The BIG Event will be held on April 10, 2021

Mission Statement:

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!

Winner of the 2017 Ruthe Jackson Youth Award from Keep Texas Beautiful.

Community Service Requests

The BIG Event program is excited to announce that service request forms are now available.

Please complete the following form to request volunteers. SERVICE REQUEST FORM

The BIG Event Leadership

Staff Members

The BIG Event selects students who share a passion for service to the Nacogdoches community as Staff Member for the academic year. Members of The BIG Event Staff are students who understand that the vision of The BIG Event- the students of SFA coming together to imagine and build a better tomorrow to say thank you to the Nacogdoches community for today.

Student Directors

Ireland Bramhall
Community Engagement

Sarah Bone
Campus Engagement

Adam Ragland

Assistant Student Directors

Kaili Cox
Community Relations

Syn'Toria Branch
Member Relations

Madison Chaisson
Site Management

Britney Day

Jacey Spell
Volunteer Relations
Blair Giese
Public Relations

Our Generous Sponsors

Would you like to sponsor The BIG Event? Find our sponsorship packet here.

Non- Discrimication Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University strives to provide an educational and work environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual. It is the policy of the university, in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information,citizenship and veteran status. Additionally, Stephen F. Austin State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Unlawful discrimination based on sex includes discrimination defined as sexual harassment.

The Discrimination Complaints policy (2.11) and the Sexual Misconduct policy (2.13) outline the university's commitment and details the procedures used to investigate complaints.

It is the responsibility of the university president to ensure that SFA and all its constituencies comply with the provisions of this policy and with all federal and state laws, executive orders and regulations regarding non-discrimination.