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FOUNDERS DAY: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. - La Vie Afroheme
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FOUNDERS DAY: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

November 12, 2023

Greek Letters: ΣΓΡ
Founding Year: 1922
University: Butler University – Indianapolis, IN
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
Flower: Yellow Tea Rose
Mascot: Poodle

Motto: Greater Service, Greater Progress

Brief History
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) is a historically African American sorority, international collegiate, and non-profit community service organization that was founded on November 12, 1922, by seven educators on the Irvington campus (1875–1928) of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was incorporated within Indiana in November 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter. Sigma Gamma Rho is the only sorority of the four historically African American National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities established at a predominantly white institution instead of at Howard University. The sorority’s slogan is “Greater Service, Greater Progress”.[2][3]

Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little
Dorothy Hanley Whiteside
Vivian Irene White Marbury
Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson
Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford
Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin
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November 12, 2023
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