nphc_logoCSULB NPHC: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

The HERSTORY of Sigma Gamma Rho dates from November 12th, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Itās founders were seven remarkable and beautiful black school teachers.  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority was the first black sorority founded on a non-black campus.

The founders sought to create an organization which offered teachers an opportunity for fellowship and professional growth.  They dreamed of a legacy, which promoted the ideas of greater service and achievement through higher education.  It's purpose is expressed in its slogan "Greater Service, Greater Progress".

National Projects include:

  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
  • March of Dimes-Birth Defects Foundation
  • National Mental Health Association
  • National Urban League
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • Assault on Illiteracy Program (AOIP)
  • Africare-Project
  • Mwanamugimu
  • Black Woman's Agenda
The Omicron Zeta Chapter was founded on  at the University of Washington, Seattle campus by inspirational women.

As a chapter and a sorority, our slogan is "Greater Service, Greater Progress", indicating that service to the community is the organization's highest priority. 

Responsibility, stability, discipline, purpose and self-respect set the level of scholastic expectancy for the chapter members and prospects. Collective striving for these qualities of character remains at the foundation of the women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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Omicron Zeta Chapter

SGRho National Website


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