Published on November 18th, 2022 | by University Communications


Saint Leo celebrates Sigma Gamma Rho’s national centennial

Congratulations to Sigma Gamma Rho sorority on its centennial! Saint Leo’s planned celebration for the Sigma Tau chapter was delayed by Hurricane Nicole until November 14. Sigma Gamma Rho is a leading Greek chapter, sorority, student and service organization at Saint Leo, and the chapter received Saint Leo’s “Chapter of the Year” recognition in 2020.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis. The historically African American sorority has more than 500 chapters throughout the nation and world. Notable members of the sorority include MC Lyte, entertainer and musician; Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber; and Hattie McDaniel, actress and the first African American to win an Oscar.

The sorority’s commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”

“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, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development.”

Happy 100th, Sigma Gamma Rho!

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