Chadron State College
Chadron State College

What is The Big Event?

Video by Greggory Peterson


The Big Event is a student-based, community service day designed to say thank you to the community of Chadron. Starting at Texas A&M University in 1982, The Big Event now occurs at 72 campuses across the nation.

April 20, 2013 marked the beginning of this tradition at Chadron State College. Over 400 CSC student, faculty, and staff volunteers helped at 15 job sites in Chadron and surrounding areas. Volunteers interacted with residents at retirement communities, beautified city parks, painted in several buildings, and much more.

This tradition has grown to encompass over 600 students, faculty, and community volunteers reaching over 100 different jobsites. The Big Event has grown to the surrounding communities of Chadron, including Crawford.

The Big Event shall continue to occur at Chadron State College after the annual spring football game.

The Big Event is returning to Chadron State College in April 2019.