Following the devastating terrorist attacks on Israel by Hamas earlier this month, many SAM chapters responded with efforts to remember and honor the Israelis who were killed, kidnapped, or injured and to show their solidarity with Israelis. Here are some of the initiatives our chapters have undertaken on campus:
Even as student fratres rallied support for those killed by Hamas, they have been dealing with heightened tensions and antisemitism on campuses. Students, parents, and alumni have been reaching out to the Fraternity for additional support. SAM has been responding through educational programs, using our networks and partnerships to give students the tools to navigate increased tension on campuses, and helping coordinate increased security for chapter facilities with local partners. In the past two weeks, SAM has provided the following programs, to name a few:
These programs are in addition to Sigma Alpha Mu’s ongoing efforts to promote Jewish life on campus, support development of Jewish leaders, and combat antisemitism. Such programs include:
This programming is made possible by alumni support of Sigma Alpha Mu and the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation. To learn more about any of the above programs, please visit sam.org. To learn more about the work of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation in support of student fratres or how to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over almost 114 years, Sigma Alpha Mu members have risen to the occasion to meet the challenges of the moment- from our refugee program that saved dozens from the Holocaust, to alumni who worked to support the birth of Israel, the many fratres who have served in the armed forces, and the alumni who have and continue to be leaders in their communities. The sons of Sigma Alpha Mu continue to rise to the moment.
Andy Huston, Kappa ’01
Executive Director, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
Aaron Girson, Delta Nu ’92
CEO, Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation
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