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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Considering Membership in
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.?

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is an invaluable network of professional women with a proud, rich history.  We stand alone as the only Sorority of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to be founded on a predominantly-white campus during an era when prejudice and racism were rampant.  

 

Though our members come from a broad spectrum of professions, we share a common belief in the importance of education established by our Seven Founders, who were all school teachers.  Our National Projects address issues such as AIDS, teen pregnancy and violence, drug abuse, cancer awareness, poverty, fiscal security, and the continued struggles in Africa.  We seek to educate ourselves and the members of our community on these ever-evolving issues so we can improve the quality of life within our society as a whole.  

 

Sigma Offers leadership training to all of its members at local, regional, and national conferences, so they can become more effective leaders within the Sorority.  However, this training can also translate into the workplace and other organizations improving a Soror's performance in all aspects of her life.

 

With over 500 chapters thoughout the world, Sigma offers members a network of associates for social and professional connections wherever they may go.

Please send questions or comments to the Membership Committee.

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Eligibility

Membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is by invitation only.  

 

The minimum eligibility requirements to be a membership candidate at the graduate level are:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college/university

 

Additional factors considered, but not necessarily required:

Demonstrates community involvement by participating in service projects with the local chapter or independently

Holds membership in professional and/or service organizations

 

 

Membership candidates should demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Enthusiasm

  • Generosity

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Self-motivation

  • Teachable

  • Value education

  • Well-spoken

  • Works well with others

 

If you would like to find out more about pursuing membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., click here to send us a message. A representative of our Membership Committee will assist you with your inquiry as soon as possible.

What you need to know for consideration...

The decision to pursue membership in any organization requires careful consideration and should not be taken lightly.  Membership into Sigma Gamma Rho is by INVITATION ONLY.  However, here are some questions you can ask yourself and tips to help you make the correct decision for you.

 

BEFORE PURSUING MEMBERSHIP, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Why do I want to join a sorority?

  • What do I hope to gain from being a member of a sorority?

  • What can I contribute to the sorority?

  • Do I have the time available to be an active member of a sorority?  Will I be able to attend meetings, conferences, programs, and community service events?

  • Can I afford the financial commitment required to be an active member of a sorority?

 

WHICH SORORITY SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Most sororities are very similar in certain aspects, however, they also differ in many ways.  Thorough research will help you in deciding which organization will fulfill your needs and maximize your personal potential.  Resources for information include:

  • National Websites

  • Local Chapter Websites

  • Library 

  • Members of the local chapter

 

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I AM READY TO PURSUE MEMBERSHIP?

Each organization's intake process and policies are different, but here are a few general tips to help you prepare:

  • Prepare your resume'

  • Begin budgeting for expenditures such as annual membership dues 

  • Become familiar with the history and facts about the sorority

  • Attend programs hosted by the local chapter of the sorority

  • Document all service hours performed with the sorority or independently

  • Dress appropriately for all events

  • Don't be shy; introduce yourself to members when you have the opportunity

  • Ask questions

 

We hope you find this information useful in making your decision and pursuing membership in whatever organization you choose.

 

If you would like to find out more about pursuing membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., click here to send us a message. A representative of our Membership Committee will assist you with your inquiry as soon as possible.

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