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TIMELINE

Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. in Wisconsin

NOVEMBER 12, 1922

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana at Butler University by seven educators, Cubena McClure, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin, Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Vivian White Marbury.

DECEMBER 27-29, 1925

The first call for a national boule held in Indianapolis, IN.

1927

The Aurora magazine was launched by Soror Gertrude Murchison,  the first Editor-in-Chief at Sigma Gamma Rho's Third Annual Boule.

1927

The Aurora magazine was launched by Soror Gertrude Murchison,  the first Editor-in-Chief at Sigma Gamma Rho's Third Annual Boule.

DECEMBER 30, 1929

A charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University, the organization became an incorporated national collegiate sorority.

1939

The Rhoer Club affiliate was founded at the 14th International Boule.

1943

The Philos Club affiliate organization was founded. In 1954, the name Philo, which means “friend” in Greek, was given to the organization.

MARCH 15, 1963

The Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter was chartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

DECEMBER 8, 1973

The Epsilon Xi Undergraduate Chapter was chartered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

APRIL 27, 1974

The Epsilon Omega Undergraduate Chapter was chartered at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater, WI.

DECEMBER 3, 1977

The Eta Zeta Undergraduate Chapter was chartered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

MARCH 22, 1980

The Theta Zeta Undergraduate Chapter was chartered at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

MAY 13, 1998

Gamma Pi Sigma Rhoer Club Affiliate was chartered.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2006

Gamma Pi Sigma Philo Affiliate was chartered.

MARCH 2017

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. decided to create an affiliate group called The Rhosebuds for young ladies ages 8 to 11 years of age.

JANUARY 18, 2020

Gamma Pi Sigma Rhosebud Affiliate was chartered.

As of 2021, Sigma Gamma Rho has welcomed more than 100,000 collegiate and professional women from every profession. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United Arab Emirates.