Eta Tau Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc @ USM
Eta Tau Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Motto:  "Greater Service, Greater Progress"
Colors:  Rhoyal Blue and Gold
Mascot:  French Toy Poodle
Flower:  Yellow Tea Rose


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven schoolteachers.  The charter members were Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Martin, and Cubena McClure.  These seven ladies are our seven lovely pearls? the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho.

Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service

Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members many opportunities to develop their unique talents through leadership roles, philanthropy, and other sorority activities.  Sigma women are dedicated to helping one another, the community, and our future.  In dedication to our seven founders, Sigma Gamma Rho is committed to promoting the precepts of education and high scholastic achievements.  Our commitment to dedication is reflected within many of our philanthropy projects which include:  Operation Big Book Bag, Project Wee Savers, Program for Africa, Mwanamugimu Essay Writing, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few.

Becoming a Member

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is interested in women who possess the qualities that uplift herself as well as the community.  A Sigma Woman has the strength and ability to excel above and beyond mediocre ideals.  The exceptional candidate has high standards of morale, high scholastic achievements, a well-rounded personality, and proven hours of community service.  Sorority membership is open to quality women of any race/nationality, who shares our principles and has a strong desire to move herself, youth, and those that surround her in a positive way.

?Open to all majors
?All potential members must have completed one quarter of a semester at USM.
?Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Sigma Poem

May the things that make me Sigma,
Be the things that guide my day,
May the torch of dear Aurora,
Light the path along the way.
May my life be so exemplary,
That everyone will know,
Just by my deeds, that I am a part of Sigma Gamma Rho.
-By:  Soror Eleanor Richardson
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Much love to the other FABULOUS sororities on our campus... Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, & Zeta Phi Beta!
And of course we LOVE the FINE Frats of...Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Lambda, and Omega Psi Phi

Poodles, see ya' on the yard!
Sigma Gamma Rho...THE ONLY WAY TO GO!