The Legacy

The Legacy of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Since 1922, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has made a substantial impact stateside and abroad. The Sorority has a proud history of offering service wherever chapters exists under the auspice of the organization's signature program entitled, Project Reassurance. 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. The service of Sigma Gamma Rho from a global perspective includes Project Africa and Project Mwanamugimu. Follow the journey of the Sisterhood chronicled over the last 10 decades.

1923 - 1932

1923 - 1932

1933 - 1942

1933 - 1942

1943 - 1952

1943 - 1952

1953-1962

1953-1962

1963 - 1972

1963 - 1972

1973 - 1982

1973 - 1982

1983 - 1992

1983 - 1992

1993 - 2002

1993 - 2002

2003 -2012

2003 - 2012

2013 - 2022

2013 - 2022

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National Programs


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., is fully committed to assisting those in need as well as the betterment of communities around the globe. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority works in partnership with national support organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), National Urban League, The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and many others.

Sponsorship Deck

Sigma Gamma Rho is proud to assist in creating a better learning environment for students with our international education initiatives. Our organization has committed to constructing and rehabilitating a total of seven schools by our Centennial celebration in honor of our seven founders to include six international and one domestic. ⁠

Through the work of the Gloria Pointer Foundation and our partnership with buildOn, all six global schools have been completed to include school locations in Chinguwo, Malawi, Calebassier, Haiti, the villages of Keur Diomaye and Sinou Mbarick in Senegal, and two schools in Antonkwa, Ghana.⁠

The international school builds are one of many recommendations being brought to fruition by the Centennial Planning Team and the International Educational Initiative Centennial Sub-committee from the 2014 request of the membership to mark our 100 years of providing Greater Service, Greater Progress.⁠

Women In Leadership

Greater Women, Greater World

The first 100 years of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. have been groundbreaking, legacy building, and authentic. Get ready for the next 100 years of even greater impactful, significance, and life changing results from local to international levels.

The focus of Sigma Gamma Rho is “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” As we approach a new era of the gold standard, we are wholeheartedly committed to cultivating “Greater Women, Greater World.” To accomplish this, we are positioning our sisterhood, leadership, and service to address the concerns, dreams, and values of all women regardless of race, education level, or socioeconomic status.

Key statistics about women in leadership:

In the U.S. 1
● 50.8% of the population are women
● 47% of women are in the U.S. labor force
● 57% of undergraduate degrees and 59% of master’s degrees are earned by women

Globally 2
● 18% of women hold CEO positions
● 28% of women hold managerial positions, nearly the same as in 1995
● 36% of local government seats are held by women

While every woman may not desire a leadership role, Sigma Gamma Rho is determined to help every woman uncover, harness, and develop the unique leader within. Some will work in Corporate America, some will pursue entrepreneurship, and others will lead in their homes and communities. Regardless of where or how a woman chooses to lead, Sigma Gamma Rho believes that by helping women to become their greater selves, our world will undoubtedly become a greater place.

Greater

quality education for all people globally.

Greater

community accountability for safety and protection of women against all areas of harm.

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Greater health and wellness statistics for Black women and their families including but not limited to institutionalize racism inside of the medical system.

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impact for all races and ethnicities of women as the destination organization for women’s development.