"Greater Service, Greater Progress"
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.
From seven young educators, Sigma Gamma Rho has become an international service organization comprised of women from every profession. Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members opportunities to develop their unique talents through leadership training and involvement in sorority activities. Sorority activities provide an atmosphere where friendships and professional contacts are developed which often lead to bonds that last a lifetime.
Sigma women are dedicated to helping each other and their personal success is recognized in The AURORA and through various awards. The Membership Committee ensure the development of its members by connecting them to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. international development opportunities, locally.
The Marketing Committee works to bring awareness of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. within the City of Rochester, New York; and ultimately solicit support for our mission, programs, and events. We utilize communication methods and products to appeal to our community on all platforms. In the same effect, the marketing committee takes an active role in supporting a chapter's membership and fundraising efforts. Our purpose lies in deciding how to combine set objectives with a marketing message that resonates with all audiences.
Founders' Day Committee
Founders' Day Committee are appointed annually to plan and organize the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Founders' Day celebration. The committee purpose is to produce an annual public event celebrating the original founders of the sorority, as well as serve as advocates to the community in promoting Sigma Gamma Rho; supervise activities of the event to ensure attendees’ public safety; encourage the public to attend and participate in Founders’ Day through advertising, promotions, and volunteer opportunities; maintain fiscal responsibility in all actions; provide a collaborative effort in the accomplishment of chapter goals.