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Sigma Gamma Rho

Rho Phi
University of North Florida

Sigma Gamma Rho

Organization Facts

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


Soaring to greater heights of attainment around the world, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading international service organization, continues to grow and is steadfastly committed to the tenets of excellence in Scholarship, Sisterhood, and Service. The sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community.  Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmarks of the organization's programs and activities.  Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economically.

Chapter Facts

Rho Phi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on March 11, 2009 by five young ladies.  The members were introduced to the University of North Florida on April 3, 2009.  The charter members are Samantha Lamartine, Doneisha Shreeda Evelyn, Brittany Ruth Williams, Kanisha Latrece Johnson and Ayla Maranetta Bembry.

Members of the Rho Phi Chapter participate in many activities on campus and volunteer in the community, while maintaining high scholastic standards.  Through support and active participation in the sorority’s National Programs such as Wee Savers, Operation BigBookBag and  March for Babies, the ladies of the Rho Phi Chapter remain true to the sorority’s international slogan,  “Greater Service, Greater Progress."

Recruitment Info

Ladies seeking information about membership into Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. may contact members on campus or send an email to   Additional information about the sorority can be found at


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