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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.


Soaring To Greater Heights Of Attainment Around The World, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.

Chapter History



International History

Past Grand Basileus Corine Green

Our local history began with the chartering of our first undergraduate chapter, Nu Eta, at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1993.  Because of the interest and dedication in our young women on campus, it sparked the beginning of our alumnae chapter.  Eta Chi Sigma was chartered in September 1994.  The charter members included Past Grand Basileus Corine Green, Vivian Springs Jackson, Arcola Stafford, Joyce Thomas, and Julia Hamilton.

Eta Chi Sigma Chapter is proud to have hosted the International Boule in 1998, and the Western Regional Conference in 1999 and 2007.  The Philo Affiliate comprised of professional women in the community was chartered in 1997 and our Rhoer Affiliate comprised of high school young women was also chartered in 1997.

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