The Eta Gamma Sigma and Eta Omicron chapters and the Rhoer Club will be celebrating the founding of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12.
Nov. 11 is the organization’s International Day of Service. The chapters will also be participating in the homecoming activities at Voorhees College. The Founders Day celebration is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in Massachusetts Hall.
The organization will be paying homage to the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho and the veterans of the United States armed forces. Members of the sorority cordially invite the public to attend the program.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. was organized on Nov. 12, 1922, in Indianapolis 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 Dec. 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.
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, and civil and social action. Their goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness and leadership development. Their members, affiliates, staff and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with their vision.