Today Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (SGRho) is celebrating 99 Years of excellence, exemplifying their service and leadership worldwide.
Seven amazing women, Mary Lou Allison Garner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian Irene White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin, and Cubena McClure, founded the sorority on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Butler University.
The sorority became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929. Since then, the sisterhood has welcomed over 100,000 women from every profession looking for a place to share experiences, serve and uplift their community through scholarships, community service, and most importantly, sisterhood.
With over 500 chapters and 85,000 SGRho members across the United States, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Germany, and Korea, the slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress," upholds its commitment to improving the quality of life for its members and the society it serves.
The sisterhood offers its members opportunities to develop their unique talents through leadership training and involvement in sorority activities and has poured into women's development through countless efforts. Partnerships include HBCUs, Google, Goldman Sachs, Project Africa, the National Council of Negro Women, Urban League, and the NAACP.
Many remarkable women are a part of Sigma Gamma Rho's herstory. In celebration of Founder's Day, we've put together a list of members we admire.