Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. is an international sorority and organization founded on the principles of education, sisterhood, leadership, and community service. Seven educators founded the historic sorority on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 12, 1922.
The sorority stood for the advancement of black women and men during one of the most known racist eras; unlike most of the divine 9 organizations, Sigma Gamma Rho was founded on a predominantly white campus. The sorority has since impacted 85,000+ women in more than 5+ regions globally; Central, Northeastern, Southeastern, Southwestern, Western and most recently chartering a chapter in Dubai!
This significant organization service spans over 500 chapters in the U.S., Bahamas, Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, and Korea! Sigma Gamma Rho’s slogan is “Greater Service, Greater Progress” and they’ve made strides in the community with signature programs such as Habitat for Humanity campaign, Wee Savers, and “Swim 1922” where the sorority focuses on teaching swimming within our black communities, helping decrease the numbers when it comes to drowning. Sigma Gamma Rho may be the youngest sorority in the divine 9 but it’s safe to say their impact is far from last!
Notable members include the legendary Hattie McDaniels, MC Lyte, Victoria Rowell, Deshauna Barber (Miss USA 2017), and Singer/Songwriter Kelly Price, plus many more! These women all exude excellence, strength, and the desire to serve! Congratulations to the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho for celebrating 97 years of “Greater Service, Greater Progress!”
Alpha Omicron Sigma Chapter
Dubai Charter Chapter
Gamma Zeta Chapter
Lambda Sigma Sigma Chapter
Nu Tau Chapter
Rho Eta Chapter
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Theta Upsilon Sigma Alumnae Chapter
Kappa Lambda Sigma Chapter