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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Aids Dallas HBCU  
During International Convention Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Breaks Attendance, Charitable-Giving Records; Spotlights The Human Trafficking Pandemic
(July 30, 2018, CARY, NC)--With less than four years to go until its centennial celebration, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is focused on accelerating and expanding its community service impact across the country. During its 57th biennial convention in Dallas, which was held from July 11 to 15, the African American sorority shattered previous attendance records. Members participated in three community service projects and attended more than 16 different workshops and activities while delegates focused on the future during the sorority’s business meetings. A record-breaking $88,000 was donated to six charities during the convention. Click here to read more.

 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Re-Elects Deborah Catchings-Smith To Second Term as International President
(July 30, 2018, CARY, NC)—Based on her campaign platform to remain focused with 20/20 vision, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.’s grand chapter of delegates re-elected Deborah Catchings-Smith to a second two-year term as international president during the organization’s national convention (boule) in Dallas earlier this month. Catchings-Smith was installed along with seven national officers, including First Vice President Rasheeda Liberty, who was also re-elected to a second term..Click here  to read more.


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Releases Statement on Sorority Members Being Questioned by State Trooper While Engaged in an Adopt-A-Highway Community Service Activity

(May 14, 2018, Cary, NC) -- Since its founding in 1922, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority has performed community service activities to help improve the lives and environment of the community. The African American sorority is part of the Divine Nine sororities and fraternities. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, professional sorority members of the local Harrisburg, Pennsylvania chapter were engaged in an adopt-a-highway community service activity when a state trooper from the Harrisburg Division interrupted their work to question them. Click here to read more.


16 Month Year-EndReport

Cary, NC - December 29, 2017:The International Grand Basileus has released a year-end report demonstrating the accomplishments and success of Sigma Gamma Rho over past 16 months.  Click here to read the report in its entirety.

 

Hurricane Harvey, Disaster Relief     
Cary, NC—September 1, 2017: T
he unprecedented impact of Hurricane Harvey has spread   throughout Texas and beyond. We pray for the safety of those affected and for the families of those who lost their lives. We are continuing to receive reports from the Southwestern Region about specific needs of sorors and affiliates who have been directly impacted. We encourage you to continue donating to the Sigma Gamma Rho National Disaster Relief Fund. Please encourage others to participate. We are asking members of the Sigma Gamma Rho family to consider a minimum $22 donation. Your donation will assist the organization in responding to the needs of our family members. 

 
      We have established a 30-day goal of $30,000. Currently, we have reached 22% of our 
       goal. Please click here to assist sorors and affiliates affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

 

 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, USA Swimming Partnership Grows

Cary, NC—August 15, 2017: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming to sponsor the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) biennial World Junior Swimming Championships being held August 23 – August 28, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sigma Gamma Rho is the presenting sponsor and is the first African American organization to hold this distinction. The event is open to female athletes aged 14-17 and male competitors aged 15-18. The six-day meet will welcome nearly 1,000 Olympic hopefuls from more than 100 countries.  All events will be held at the newly-refurbished Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More Here!

 

COP Response to Incident in Charlottesville, VA

The Council of Presidents stand together with our membership against the violence and protest that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. by the evil, racist, thoughtless individuals who identify themselves as white supremacist.  As anti-racism organizations, we are committed to purposefully identifying and challenge issues of race and color and the impact on our members and others. Read More Here!

 

Golden Alert: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Releases Statement with an Urgent Call to Combat Hate and Inequalities Through Action

African Americans are impacted daily by an onslaught of challenges that undermine our pursuit of the rights and liberties outlined in our U.S. Constitution.  It can be daunting when one considers the enormity of the issues of blatant racism, gender bias, LGBTQA rights, police brutality, gun violence, access to affordable healthcare, affirmation action gains in higher education challenged, and voting rights violations on the rise, again.  The recent hate rally and violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia is yet another indication of the need for us to voice our concerns and be intentional in our actions to condemn hatred and bigotry. Read More Here!

 

Congressional Black Caucus Twitter Town Hall

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will host a Twitter Town Hall on Trumpcare and how it will impact Americans on Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. EDT. During the town hall, CBC members will use @OfficialCBC as the Twitter account to respond to questions and comments. Read More Here!

 

SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC. IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA FOR ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming will make waves

 during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. They will host three events over two days.

  

SWIMMING: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Named Presenting Sponsor of 2017 FINA World Junior Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – With just under 100 days to go until the world’s top 18-and-under swimmers open competition in Indianapolis, USA Swimming is pleased to announce the event’s presenting sponsor and officially kick off ticket sales for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Read More Here!

  

Joint Statement in Response to the Racist Incident at American University 

NPHC is comprised of local councils drawn from the ranks of 1.5 million college and professional members of the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, and the Council of Presidents of these member organizations who come together on issues that promote the common purposes and general good for which these organizations were founded and still exist. Read More Here!

 

Hurricane Harvey, Disaster Relief     

Cary, NC—September 1, 2017: The unprecedented impact of Hurricane Harvey has spread   throughout Texas and beyond. We pray for the safety of those affected and for the families of those 
who lost their lives. 
We are continuing to receive reports from the Southwestern Region about specific needs of sorors and affiliates who have been directly impacted. We encourage you to continue
donating to the Sigma Gamma Rho National Disaster Relief Fund. Please encourage others to participate. We are asking members of the Sigma Gamma Rho family to consider a minimum $22 donation.
Your donation will assist the organization in responding to the needs of our family members. 

 
      We have established a 30-day goal of $30,000. Currently, we have reached 22% of our 
       goal. Please click here to assist sorors and affiliates affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, USA Swimming Partnership Grows

Cary, NC—August 15, 2017: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming to sponsor the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) biennial World Junior Swimming Championships
being held August 23 – August 28, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sigma Gamma Rho is the presenting sponsor and is the first African American organization to hold this distinction. The event is open to 
female athletes aged 14-17 and male competitors aged 15-18. The six-day meet will welcome nearly 1,000 Olympic hopefuls from more than 100 countries.  All events will be held at the newly-refurbished
Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More Here!

 

COP Response to Incident in Charlottesville, VA

The Council of Presidents stand together with our membership against the violence and protest that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. by the evil, racist, thoughtless individuals who identify 
themselves as white supremacist.  As anti-racism organizations, we are committed to purposefully identifying and challenge issues of race and color and the impact on our members and others. Read More Here!


Golden Alert: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Releases Statement with an Urgent Call to Combat Hate and Inequalities Through Action

African Americans are impacted daily by an onslaught of challenges that undermine our pursuit of the rights and liberties outlined in our U.S. Constitution.  It can be daunting when one considers the 
enormity of the issues of blatant racism, gender bias, LGBTQA rights, police brutality, gun violence, access to affordable healthcare, affirmation action gains in higher education challenged, and voting rights 
violations on the rise, again.  The recent hate rally and violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia is yet another indication of the need for us to voice our concerns and be intentional in our actions 
to condemn hatred and bigotry. Read More Here!


Congressional Black Caucus Twitter Town Hall

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will host a Twitter Town Hall on Trumpcare and how it will impact Americans on Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. EDT. During the town hall, 
CBC members will use @OfficialCBC as the Twitter account to respond to questions and comments. Read More Here!


SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC. IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA FOR ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming will make waves

 during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. They will host three events over two days.

SWIMMING: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Named Presenting Sponsor of 2017 FINA World Junior Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – With just under 100 days to go until the world’s top 18-and-under swimmers open competition in Indianapolis, USA Swimming is pleased to announce the event’s presenting sponsor and
officially kick off ticket sales for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Read More Here!

  

Joint Statement in Response to the Racist Incident at American University 

NPHC is comprised of local councils drawn from the ranks of 1.5 million college and professional members of the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., 
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.,and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, and the Council of Presidents of these member organizations who come together on issues that promote the common purposes and general good 
for which these organizations were founded and still exist. Read More Here!