Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

ΣΓΡ

Chapter Name: Zeta Phi
National Founding Date: November 12, 1922
Bradley Chartering Date: February 2, 1974

Colors: Royal Blue & Antique Gold
Symbol: French Toy Poodle
Flower: Yellow Tea Rose

Public Motto:
Greater Service, Greater Progress.

Mission Statement:
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development, and education of the youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economically.

History:
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 at Butler University 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. In a time when education for African Americans was difficult to attain, the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho became educators. They believed that the self-respect, knowledge and discipline gained through study would help individuals to recognize their duty and responsibility for their society. Thus, Sigma Gamma Rho was founded on the precept of education and continues to promote and encourage high scholastic attainment.