The historically African American sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. will be colonizing at Lehigh, according the the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Lehigh Greeks blog.
Sigma Gamma Rho, which was founded in 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, will be joining Lehigh’s Multicultural Greek Council.
The founding members of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons)
According to Sigma Gamma Rho’s official website, the sorority has over 500 undergraduate and alumnae chapters throughout the United States and abroad.
The sorority’s chapters are split into five regions: Central, Northwestern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western.
“(The sorority’s) aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community,” according to its website. “Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economically.”
Sigma Gamma Rho is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, along with Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi—two fraternities that have chapters at Lehigh.
The council is more commonly referred to as the “Divine Nine,” as it is made up of nine international Greek letter sororities and fraternities.
“We know (Sigma Gamma Rho) will add value to the experiences of our current and future members of the entire Greek Community,” the blog said.
The blog did not specify as to when the chapter will be coming to campus.