Beta Omicron Sigma Philo Affiliate
Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho has promoted unity among women and for years many alumnae chapter worked with individuals who were not members of Greek-lettered organizations. These women were organized into auxiliaries that had various names until 1954 when the sorority officially approved the organized affiliate group and accepted the name of "Philo" (meaning Friend) as their official name.
In 1980 the Philos were organized on a national level and have grown to represent hundreds of women organized on a regional level as well. The Philos have contributed countless hours of community service and thousands of dollars to aid Sigma Gamma Rho's aim to enhance the quality of life within every community.
BOS has been lucky to partner with an exceptional group of women. The Beta Omicron Sigma Philo Affiliate was one of ten affiliates to be established when the Northeast Region Philos were organized. Induction was held on April 27, 1984 with charter members Philo President Peggy McCain, Vice-President Philo Cubia Spaulding, Secretary Philo Sandra Sutton, and Treasurer Philo Cathy McIlwain. The advisors were Mentzie Johnson and Lavenia Young.
The Philos accepted the challenge to promote “Greater Service, Greater Progress” in the Charlotte area, as well as surrounding entities. They continue to support Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, the Beta Omicron Sigma Rhoer Club and Rhosebuds, as well as the National Pan-Hellenic Council in their endeavors.
The Philos strive to promote community service for which Sigma Gamma Rho was founded. In the past, they have participated in walks/runs, such as the March of Dimes, telethons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Adopt-a-Family, voter registration drives, Adopt-a-Highway street cleanups, and the annual Sigma Youth Symposium.
The Beta Omicron Sigma Philo Affiliate has been recognized with numerous awards on the regional level.
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