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Get excited for the 2017 Big Event!

The BIG Event will be going into its 14th year at Pittsburg State University in 2017. 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 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 2016, over 800 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 8th. For more information, please contact the Student Government Association at 620-235-4812.

For more up to date information, follow PSU BIG Event on Facebook.



For a $100 or more donation, we will reserve space on the back of the BIG Event T-shirt for you!

BIG Event Sponsors 2016- Click to learn more about this year's BIG Event Sponsors!

Student Registration

Registration for students who would like to participate in The Big Event will be open from February 1, 2017 until March 3, 2017.  To register, please click HERE.

Community Registration

Community registration for The Big Event 2017 is now open!

The following are methods to register your home for The Big Event:

  • Email us at
  • Call us at 620-235-4812
  • Send a letter to: Room 111 Overman Student Center, 1701 South Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762

To register we will need the following information:

  • First and Last name
  • Home address
  • Phone number