Sigma Gamma Rho

Sorority Incorporated

Sigma Gamma Rho is a national collegiate sorority incorporated in 1922. Over the years, Sigma Gamma Rho has served as a home for thousands of collegiate and professional women looking for a place to share inspiring life experiences, learn new things, conquer life challenges, thrive in society, and uplift the community through sisterhood, scholarship, and service. The dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho have built and sustained a well-known and highly respected reputation for leading positive change. We currently have more than 500 chapters in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

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100 Years Anniversary

Join us today for a celebration of 100 years of Sigma Gamma Rho! Click below to learn more about Centennial.

Our Centennial Plan

Our Sisterhood

Promise

Sigma Gamma Rho values the contributions of all members and affiliates. While we welcome friendly sorority challenges, we embrace different perspectives, opinions, and pool our imagination and resources to compete with each other not against each other. As a strong sisterhood, we support one another to ensure that each member of the Sigma family is able to reach her full potential in any endeavor. Sigma Gamma Rho is devoted to empowering women at different stages of life.

Greater Service

Greater Progress

Sigma Gamma Rho’s commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” We have a proud history of providing positive and proactive community outreach. Sigma Gamma Rho enhances the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally. Over 500 chapters in the U.S and abroad openly welcome women aspiring to advance sisterhood, scholarship, and service.

Hear From Our Members

Donna Forternberry

“Joining Sigma Gamma Rho was a life enhancing decision, contributing to professional growth and personal network expansion while advocating for my community with my sisters!”

Taylor Sligh

“The genuine compassion that I felt each Soror had for me as an individual was what really drew me to the organization. I love that I’m able to grow as a person, surrounded by dependable women who I know have my back and my best interests at heart, offer unconditional love, and inspire me.”

Te’lor Allen

“During my experience in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I have been blessed with life enhancing opportunities. Within my chapter, I have been surrounded by supportive, goal driven women who encourage me to achieve my goals. I have been mentored in many aspects and have been uplifted by our sisterhood to continue reaching for the stars.”

Aliya Cannon

“Sigma has shown me everything I want to exemplify as a woman. From the leadership, Grace, and Strength to the heart, compassion, and wisdom. There is nothing like being A Sigma woman and It is an honor to be just that!”

Angela Bullock

“Since joining the sorority at 18, I have grown up immersed in sisterhood, guidance, and love that has positively shaped me into the person I am today. “

Tamala Bullard

“Being a part of Sigma Gamma Rho has meant for me the opportunity to Grow in Wisdom, Enhance my Leadership Skills, and Create Lasting Relationships!”

Trina Johnson

“For me, it is THE gold standard of sisterhoods. I am an infinitely better woman for joining at the alumni level when my commitment to service was significantly more pronounced. Since joining, I’ve immersed myself in local leadership and assisting my sisters wherever needed on the regional and national level. I love my SGRHO!”

Kolby Robinson

“Being a member is to be enlightened. I am enlightened daily on opportunities to impact change and can enlighten others on our mission.”

Latisha Brandon

“Being a member of Sigma Gamma Rho has made an immeasurable impact on my life – it’s helped me grow personally, philanthropically and professionally; and has helped me understand my life’s purpose.”

Secenario Jones

“I joined Sigma because I was inspired by the women on campus choosing to be different, striving to live a life of purpose, and true sisterhood.”

Lead Grow and Connect

Opportunities

Sigma Gamma Rho is committed to being a life-changing element in the growth of women and girls. The programs, partnerships, and scholarships represent Sigma Gamma Rho’s commitment to investing in its members’ education, leadership development, and success.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Sigma Gamma Rho has a diverse range of leadership development programs to empower and encourage women to seek leadership positions. Additionally, we encourage collegiate chapters and members to take advantage of student organization leadership training opportunities provided by their institutions.

BECOME AN AGENT OF CHANGE

As a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, you have an unmatched opportunity to learn valuable skills to lead positive changes in your community through sisterhood and service

The Sigma Way

Sigma Gamma Rho is notable for its drive to make society better through sisterhood and empowerment. We offer valuable efforts and programs to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. We make a difference by promoting the greater good among women and supporting initiates who align with our vision.

WOMEN’S WELLNESS INITIATIVES

The Women’s Wellness initiative is a consolidated effort that provides attention to health issues that impact women, specifically women of color. We address issues such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Heart Health, and Mental Health, amongst others.

PROJECT CRADLE CARE

Project Cradle Care is a Prenatal Health Program that seeks to improve pregnancy outcomes in high-risk communities by increasing the number of women of childbearing age who receive adequate prenatal education and care.

OPERATION BIGBOOKBAG

Operation Bigbookbag is a program designed to address the needs, challenges and issues that face school-aged children who are educationally at-risk, in local homeless shelters and extended-care hospitals and facilities.

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Soror Maritza McClendon

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