Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. It was incorporated within the state of Indiana in December 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter.

 

The sorority is a non-profit whose aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and the education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities.

 

Founded in the midst of segregation, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is the only sorority of the four historically African-American sororities which comprise the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) established at a predominantly white campus.

 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has over 100,000 members with more than 500 undergraduate and alumnae chapters throughout the United States, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Canada, Africa and Korea. Sigma Gamma Rho also supports two affiliates: the Rhoers, a group of young women, and the Philos, women who are friends of the sorority.

Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter

The Delta Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter (DOS) was chartered July 20, 1975 in Columbus, OH by eight magnificent women seeking to make a difference in the Greater Columbus area through community service and education. For more than 40 years, Delta Omicron Sigma has become synonymous with excellence, leadership and youth development. Our Chapter exudes talent of more than 40 members ranging from educators to mental health counselors, family physicians, business managers to non-profit directors and more. We advise three Undergraduate Chapters at The Ohio State University, Ohio University and Wilmington College. We mentor girls ages 12-18 through the national Rhoer Club and advise the newly chartered Philo Affiliate known as “friends” of the sorority. We are proud to be recognized nationally and locally for implementing quality programs and events.

 

Local Programs:

  • Bowties & Stilettos

  • Babes, Boobs, & Bagels

  • SIGMA Youth Symposium

  • SWIM 1922

  • Operation Big Book Bag

 

Chapter Information:

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.- Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter

P.O. Box 361014
Columbus, OH 43218

Email: historian@columbussgrhos.org

Website: http://columbussgrhos.org

 

Iota Nu Sigma Chapter

Iota Nu Sigma chapter was chartered on October 25, 2002. The chapter was founded on and continues to be steadfastly committed to the tenets of excellence in Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service. Sigma Gamma Rho has a proud legacy of providing positive and proactive community leadership and support when and wherever needed as indicated by the sorority's international slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress." 

Iota Nu Sigma has two affiliate groups. The Rhoer Club, who are young ladies between the age of 12-18 years of age and the Philos, who are friends of Sigma that share the passion of education and serving the community. Both groups create their own service programs and assist with INS member programs.

 

Local Programs:

  • Operational Big Book Bag 1.0 and 2.0

  • Annual National African American Wellness Walk Initiative

  • March of Dimes

  • Private Movie Screenings

  • Youth Symposium

 

Chapter Information:

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.- Iota Nu Sigma Chapter

P. O. Box 506
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Email: Insbasileus@gmail.com

Website: www.centralohiosgrho.org/