Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Gamma Rho Founded at YCP: 2012

Greek Letters:  ΣΓΡ

Colors: Royal Blue and Gold

Motto: "Greater Service, Greater Progress"

Philanthropies: March of Dimes, St. Jude - Project Reassurance (sorority program), Operation Big Book Bag

Symbol: The Poodle

Noteable Alumnae: Hattie McDaniel (first African American to be nominated and to win an Academy Award for her supporting role in the 1939 epic movie Gone with the Wind), Kelly Price (Grammy-nominated singer)

President Contact: Amanda Essor, aessor@ycp.edu

Sigma Gamma Rho National Website


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey 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. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.