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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Sorority Flower

The Yellow Tea Rose

Sorority Mascot

The Poodle

Sorority Colors

Royal Blue & Gold

Sorority Slogan

Greater Service, Greater Progress


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian 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 Alpha chapter at Butler University.​

From seven young educators, Sigma Gamma Rho has become 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. Sorority activities provide an atmosphere where friendships and professional contacts are developed which often lead to bonds that last a lifetime. Learn more about the rich heritage of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. by visiting the Sorority's national website

Mission Statement 

It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

Vision Statement

We visualize a world in which all women and their families reach their full potential in all aspects of life and are able to create unlimited opportunities for future generations.

Zeta Iota Sigma Alumnae Chapter

Since its chartering, Zeta Iota Sigma Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. has welcomed strong-willed and intelligent members into our Social Sorority. A group of young and courageous individuals took a leap of faith to form this chapter, our hope is to keep their legacy alive for generations to come.

We encourage intellectual growth and success by offering alumni networking opportunities and a variety of events throughout the year, which encourages bonding between members and creates a foundation of lasting friendships.

Meet Zeta Iota Sigma's Leadership

  These awesome women are proud to serve in a leadership capacity as the current Executive Board of the Zeta Iota Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. 



Carol "Penny" Houston

Kappa Psi, 1994






Nichole Rucker

Zeta Iota Sigma, 2018



Marcine Crosby

Delta Nu, 1981



Truenetta Phillips

Eta Mu Sigma, 2006



Penny Jacox

Delta Nu, 1983



Tamiko Robinson

Zeta Iota Sigma, 2022



Tamiko Edwards

Zeta Iota Sigma, 2022

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