Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated

Founded 1922

Affiliated Chapters


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven school teachers: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University. Soaring To Greater Heights Of Attainment Around The World, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.

Sigma Gamma Rho participates in many national projects. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., gives leadership, service, and resources toward removing barriers and inequalities so that all people of America may develop their potential and exercise full citizenship. National projects include but are not limited to:

  • Mwanamugimu Essay Contest
  • Wee-Savers
  • Project Africa
  • Operation BigBookBag
  • Buckle Up America
  • Project Reassurance
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Youth Symposium

– Philos- Affiliate group of non-alumnae adult women
– Rhoers- Affiliate group of young teenage women