Established: Nov. 12, 1922 at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Classification: Nonprofit service and social organization

Membership: 85,000+

Division: Five Regions – Central, Northeastern, Southeastern, Southwestern, Western

Service Channel: Over 500 chapters in the U.S., Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany and Korea

Sorority Flower: The yellow tea rose.

Sorority Mascot: The Poodle.

Sorority Colors: Royal blue and gold.


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.


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.Sigma women are dedicated to helping each other and their personal success is recognized in The AURORA and through various awards.

Norfolk, VA


Sigma Gamma Rho’s commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” The sorority has a proud history of offering service wherever chapters exist, including OPERATION BigBookBag, a program designed to address the needs, challenges and issues that face school-aged children who are educationally at-risk in local homeless shelters and extended care hospitals. The objective is for chapters to provide their local homeless shelters and children hospitals with educational materials, equipment and supplies. Other national projects include Wee Savers, Project Reassurance and Habitat for Humanity, Sigma Gamma Rho built seven homes across the United States in Florida, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, California, and Texas.The service of Sigma Gamma Rho from a global perspective includes Project Africa and Project Mwanamugimu. Through active participation in programs and through networking with other organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, Urban League and the NAACP, Sigma’s legacy of service to improve the quality of life for all mankind continues.Currently Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and RE/MAX Supreme Properties, Inc. hold partnership to provide educational scholarships while promoting homeownership.

Soles for Little Souls,
Delta Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter,
Norfolk, VA


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated hold high the principle of Scholarship for its members and the community. “Knowledge is power” and education on all levels is important. We also understand that the price of education has skyrocketed in the United States; leaving students of color and low income families at a disadvantage and with fewer opportunities. We are taking applications for our 2017 Scholarship until May 6, 2017.Delta Beta Sigma Chapter – Scholarship Application

Rhomania Scholarship Banquet,
Delta Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter,
Norfolk, VA