PO Box 85351
Hollywood, CA 90072
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations
105 Kerckhoff Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1607
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.
Since our inception on March 10, 1991, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Mu Alpha Chapter has proven to be a beacon to women who are interested in all areas of higher education. We have continued our founders? legacy by providing the leadership, service, and recourses necessary to removing barriers and inequalities, enabling the people from our communities to develop to their full potential.
As our founders were educators, the women of Mu Alpha are serious about scholarship. We do more than indulge in the social aspects of Greek life; we work hard and become influential members of the community. Among our graduates are doctors, teachers, social workers, lawyers, corporate businesswomen, and rocket scientists.
On November 12, 1922 seven noble educators came together with the urge to make a change in the world. They took the finest ideals of citizenship, their dedication to their communities and the paramount elements of true womanhood and embodied it in three Greek letters: SGR. In a time when blacks and whites were segregated, these women formed a sorority in a predominately white environment at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. These illustrious women created an entity to be reckoned with for generations to come; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Mu Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was chartered on March 10, 1990 at the University of California, Los Angeles by ten young women we've come to know as the PERFECT TEN.
Sigma Gamma Rho's commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress." The sorority has a proud history of offering service wherever chapters exist, including OPERATION BigBookBag, a program designed to address the needs, challenges and issues that face school-aged children who are educationally at-risk in local homeless shelters and extended care hospitals. The objective is for chapters to provide their local homeless shelters and children hospitals with educational materials, equipment and supplies. Other national projects include Wee Savers, Project Reassurance and Habitat for Humanity, Sigma Gamma Rho built seven homes across the United States in Florida, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, California, and Texas.
The service of Sigma Gamma Rho from a global perspective includes Project Africa and Project Mwanamugimu. Through active participation in programs and through networking with other organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, Urban League and the NAACP, Sigma's legacy of service to improve the quality of life for all mankind continues.
Currently Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and RE/MAX Supreme Properties, Inc. hold partnership to provide educational scholarships while promoting homeownership.