Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

From an acorn dream to the mighty oak tree that dons an extraordinary legacy, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated has trail blazed a path that affords our wonderful sisterhood the joy of many accomplishments. Founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 12, 1922, seven young educators collaborated on the development of a Sisterhood that promoted Scholarship and delivered Service to all woman kind.

As Founder’s Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian Irene White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhodes Martin and Cubena McClure forged a path for greatness, their vision has served as a lasting mission for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.



Many of our program initiatives include: Project Reassurance, the sorority’s signature program, which operates in support of  “H3: It’s All About Me, Health Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations” through the efforts of Project Wee Savers, Operation BigBookBag, Sigma’s National Youth Symposium, Judie Davis Bone Marrow Drive, Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness, Project Cradle Care and the March of Dimes.  From a global perspective, programs include Project Africa and the Mwanamugimu Essay Contest.

These programs and projects would not be complete without the help and support of our affiliate groups. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated does not mind sharing the spotlight with our Philo affiliates, who are friends of the sorority, and our Rhoer Club affiliates, the sorority’s youth group.

Meeting the challenges of today and growing continuously through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service, Sigma Gamma Rho is an international service organization comprised of women from every profession. Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members opportunities to develop their unique talents through leadership training and involvement in sorority activities.

Working in partnership with Girl Scouts of America, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is meeting the challenge to make a difference within not only the African American community, but also communities at large to keep young girls involves in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the S.T.E.M. program. By signing a partnership with the U.S.A. Swimming, Sigma Gamma Rho has a desire to increase participation in the sport and promote water safety within our communities.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. looks forward to the continued success and growth of our organization through our efforts of “Greater Service, Greater Progress”.

For more information, please visit our international website www.sgrho1922.org.