THON Rules & Regulations

Join us on February 19, 2021


Make a difference in the life of a child.


Help save the lives of children battling cancer by supporting THONTM. Our committee, THON Rules & Regulations, is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. Since 1977, THONTM has raised over $180 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital. Throughout our partnership, we have ensured that over 4,000 families have not seen a single medical bill. In addition, the local research that is being done is making a global impact so that one day, we will find a cure. Each February, THON's yearlong efforts and support for the families culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon.

Affectionately known as R&R, the Rules and Regulations Committee plays a role in both student fundraising practices and event safety and security. R&R is unique to THON because we are one of two umbrella committees. This means that under Rules and Regulations, there are two committees that work toward a common goal. The two branches of R&R are Event Safety and Fundraising Safety. While the missions of our committees may seem different, both committees play an integral role in ensuring the safety of all of THON’s stakeholders. Together, we are one Big R&Red Family!



Event Safety 
The Rules & Regulations Event Safety Committee is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of THON. This Committee maintains a safe and secure environment for all pre-THON events and throughout the entirety of THON Weekend.


Fundraising Safety
The Rules & Regulations Fundraising Safety Committee serves as a resource for all THON Volunteers in facilitating safe and efficient fundraising efforts. This Committee ensures that all THON Volunteers are organized and successful in all aspects of fundraising while upholding the integrity of the THON Rulebook.

By supporting THON, you will be joining a community committed to conquering childhood cancer.

THON Rules & Regulations is a Penn State THON Committee that works tirelessly all year to plan and facilitate THON 2021. Throughout the year, committees contribute to the efforts of thousands of Penn State students by learning about the different aspects of THON, as well as facilitating events, fundraisers, and other aspects of THON.