Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority ,Inc. History
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian Irene White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin, and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter at Butler University. Since its inception, the dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho have built and sustained a well-known and well-respected reputation for leading positive change to help uplift the community through sisterhood, leadership, and service.
Sigma Gamma Rho has welcomed more than 100,000 collegiate and professional women from every profession. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United Arab Emirates. The organization also has active affiliate groups devoted to empowering women at different stages in life. The Rhoer Club Affiliates (teenage girls) and Philos Affiliates (friends of the sorority) also assist alumnae chapters with various service efforts and programs.
Sigma Gamma Rho’s commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” The sorority has a proud history of providing positive and proactive community outreach nationally and internationally. The programs, partnerships, and sponsorships represent Sigma Gamma Rho’s commitment to promoting the greater good in education, service, and leadership development. In 2004, the National Headquarters moved from Chicago, Illinois to its current home in Cary, North Carolina. Sigma women are dedicated to helping each other and their personal success is recognized in The AURORA and through various awards.
For more information about the history of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. go to www.sgrho1922.org.
The Nu Mu Sigma Alumane Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Incorporated was chartered on January 22, 2022 during a chartering ceremony officiated by Southeastern Region Syntaktes Dr .Celeste Levin . It was culmination of efforts led by Soror Britney Walker and Soror Shirlonda Shepard. The charter ten members of the Nu Mu Sigma Chapter
Nu Mu Sigma was chartered in order to create a lasting and positive change in a vibrant and historical community. Hinesville is one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Georgia, and home to Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division, the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River.