The BIG Event started at Texas A&M University in 1982 when the Student Government Association Vice President Joe Nussbaum decided that he wanted to find a way to say “Thank You!” to the Bryan/College Station area for all they did for the University. Since then, through education and outreach efforts, The BIG Event has grown to be the largest single day student-run community service project in the country and has spread to over 70 participating universities.
UND joined Texas A&M University and held their own inaugural BIG Event in the spring of 2005. UND has since found success over the past six years vowing to make every year bigger and better. This year is no different as the BIG Event strives to top the outstanding performance from the previous year as well as continue to build and sustain positive relationships between the University community and the Greater Grand Forks Community.