It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.
History of the Chapter
A Brief Background about Delta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, The Chicago Alumnae Chapter
In 1927, Soror Helen Brooks of Alpha Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana National Organizer, responded to the invitation extended by Sorors Roberta Anderson Maloney and Ida Laws of Eta Chapter (an undergraduate chapter at Northwestern University in Chicago) to organize Delta Sigma Alumnae Chapter in Chicago. Inspired by the goals of the national chapter the charter members began their activity of community service and expansion through a close working relationship with the Eta Chapter.
The story of the growth and development of the Delta Sigma Chapter cannot be told without the inclusion of its grassroots, which were deeply embedded in the Eta Chapter. Eta Chapter was the first Sigma Gamma Rho Chapter established in the Chicago area. Most of its members were inspired to work for a graduate chapter in the city and after graduation, most of the members later transferred to Delta Sigma.
Delta Sigma Chapter has an extensive history. From…
Soror Florence Wilkinson, Editor-in-Chief of Aurora 1934 to
Soror Zenobia Laws Bailey, whom the wrote Sorority Hymn in 1933 to
Soror L. Eudora Ashburne, first black woman to graduate from Howard Medical School to
Soror Annie L. Lawrence Brown, International Grand Basileus, 1971-1974 to
Soror Bonita Herring, 23rd International Grand Basileus, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Chapter, 2012-2016
Delta Sigma Chapter enhances the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of social graces. The Chapter provides opportunities for experience in cultural, community, and civic activities and growth in leadership abilities to project a dignified mentor image for Sorors and affiliates.