the Sigma Family
"Contemporary minded sorors must prepare to lead so that our beloved Sorority will continue to expand and effect changes for the masses.”
- Past Grand Basileus Alice M. Swain
WHICH TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Membership is the lifeline of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. We appreciate and seek to support our members personal and professional development, while also attracting like-minded women who want to uphold the sorority's aims.
Through graduate membership, Sigma welcomes professional women who hold a degree from an accredited four-year institution. Alumnae membership offers continued opportunities to grow personally, build relationships, and serve the community. Our everlasting bond extends beyond sisterhood to a network of professional women dedicated to supporting one another around the world.
Undergraduate members represent the foundation of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and we are proud of the legacy that our undergraduate chapters and members sow into our organization. The collegiate experience within Sigma compliments lifelong commitment to growth and development through leadership opportunities, the powerful connection through sisterhood, and so much more.
Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho has promoted unity and service among all women, even those who were not members of the sorority or do not hold college degrees. In 1954, the "friends of Sigma" were organized into an auxiliary called the Philo Affiliate. The Philos, which means "friend," have contributed countless hours of community service and thousands of dollars to Sigma Gamma Rho’s aim to enhance the quality of life within every community.
The women of Sigma Gamma Rho have always had a love for youth and have worked to help them reach their full potential. Established in 1939, the Rhoer Club Affiliate is a group of girls, ranging from ages 12-18. Through this club, young ladies work to support each other and their communities, while learning social, emotional, and professional skills and receiving mentorship from Sigma women.
The Rhosebud Club is an affiliate group consisting of girls, ages 8 through 11. Through this group, Sigma Gamma Rho seeks to play a role in helping to cultivate girls as they grow into young women who are well-rounded and will embody the qualities needed to be good students and productive citizens.
If you have questions about becoming a member or affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho, contact a chapter in your area or reach out to our membership committee for more information.