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It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 12, 1922 by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University. Today there are over 100,000 members and over 500 chapters.

From seven young educators, Sigma Gamma Rho has become an international service organization comprised of women from every profession. Some characteristics that Sigma Gamma Rho women share are stability, responsibility, purpose, self-respect, and intelligence. 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.

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The Sophisticated Southeastern Region has a long and rich history within the archives of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The history of the Southeastern Region began at the 14th Boule that convened in New York, New York. This Boule took place from December 27-30, 1939. This Boule was instrumental because this was the Boule where the Regions within Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. were established. 

The acceptance of the regions was a sign of the growth of the sorority and the national membership advancements that led to this decision. Before this decision, there were only two regions within Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. this move led to four regions. This decision also led to the creation of the Regional Syntaktes that leads each of the regions.

To learn more about the Southeastern Region, please visit here.

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