Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmarks of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority provides service to the community through its national programs. All sorority national programs and initiatives are under the “umbrella” of a signature program entitled, Project Reassurance. Through Project Reassurance, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority seeks to promote responsible living highlighted by the slogan “H3: It’s All About ME!” which focuses on Healthy Living, Healthy Choices, and Healthy Generations.
OperationBigBookBag is 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 and facilities. Through this program, chapters and members collect and donate educational materials, equipment and school supplies.
The Youth Symposium is designed to highlight some of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth: drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc. Held on the second Saturday of March by Alumnae Chapters nationwide, as a unified effort to support our youth, simultaneous Sigma Youth Symposiums address issues that affect teens today.
The Women’s Wellness Initiative is a consolidated effort that allows chapters to focus on health issues that impact women; specifically, women of color. The Women’s Wellness Initiative was developed after the Sorority’s participation in the United Nations/March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness panel in New York. Acceptable educational and programmatic efforts under this Initiative include, but are not limited to Breast Cancer Awareness, Intimate and Domestic Violence, Heart Health, Diabetes Health, Mental Health and other issues that target women. WWI programs can be conducted at any time during the sorority year.
SWIM 1922 is a partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swim. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority member and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Maritza McClendon is the National Spokesperson for the partnership. Sigma Gamma Rho in conjunction with USA Swim has provided swim clinics in various cities throughout the USA. Chapters may help promote SWIM 1922 in their local communities by providing Swim Clinics or partnering with a local agency to help provide Swim Lessons.
Project CRADLE Care seeks to improve pregnancy outcomes in high-risk communities by increasing the number of women of childbearing age who receive adequate prenatal education and prenatal care and who better understand proper infant care and child development. This annual event takes place every third Saturday in January in conjunction with National Birth Defects Awareness Month.