Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Affiliates are a comprehensive part of the Sigma family. Philo Affiliates, Rhoer Club Members, and Rhosebuds strive to fulfill "Greater Service, Greater Progress" through sisterhood, scholarship, and service.
Sigma Family Make Up
Graduate/Alumnae Members hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. Our lifelong commitment to sisterhood, scholarship, and service is exemplified in new, continued, or rededicated membership on the alumnae (graduate) level. Beyond the collegiate experience, alumnae engagement offers continued opportunities to grow personally, build relationships, and serve the community. Our everlasting bond extends beyond sisterhood to a network of professional women dedicated to supporting one another around the world.
Undergraduate Member: The collegiate experience within Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. compliments the lifelong commitment to growth and development through leadership opportunities, the powerful connection through sisterhood, and so much more. We hope that you explore all that Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority provides to collegiate members to enhance their undergraduate experience.
Philos- Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho has promoted unity among women and has worked with individuals who were not members of Greek-lettered organizations. These women were organized into auxiliaries that had various names until 1954 when the sorority, officially, approved the organized affiliate group and accepted the name of “Philo”(meaning Friend) as their official name.
In 1980, the Philos were organized on a national level and have since grown to represent hundreds of women organized on a regional level. The Philos have contributed countless hours of community service and thousands of dollars aiding Sigma Gamma Rho’s aim to enhance the quality of life within every community.
Rhoers- Rhoers are young ladies ages 12-18 who are organized on a local, regional, and national level. The Rhoer affiliates are working to help other young people while they learn about their heritage and develop leadership skills. Sigma Gamma Rho is dedicated to helping Rhoers grow to be women of substance who are dedicated to service.
Rhosebuds- The Rhosebud Club is an affiliate group of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. consisting of a diverse group of girls, ages 8 through 11. Delicate like the petals of a rosebud, this affiliate group is handled with special care and attention.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. seeks to play a role in helping to cultivate girls as they grow into young ladies who are well-rounded and will embody the qualities needed to be good students and productive citizens. We feel this can be best achieved through action that will contribute to the overall well-being of the Rhosebud.