"Greater Service, Greater Progress"
Sigma Youth Symposium
The Sigma 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.
Women's Wellness Initiative
Women’s Wellness Initiative is geared toward creating steps to make long term commitments toward wellness and well-being. We seek to provide relevant information and education on issues such as mental health, domestic and intimate partner abuse, stress management, nutrition, and much more.
Project Cradle Care
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.
Operation Big Bookbag
Operation Big Book Bag was established in 1996 in partnership with the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order, Nobles Mystic Shrine, Inc. (Shriners). The goal was to provide access, tools, and mentorship for school-age children. Access can be provided through many forms such as educational tutorial websites, computers, iPads, laptops, software, flashcards, learning games, and reference materials. Tools can include basic school supplies such as pencils, paper, pens, rulers, calculators, notebooks, and student planners to support the students with their coursework. Finally, mentorship includes mentoring and tutoring with students who need just a little more support personally, socially, or academically.
SWIM 1922 is a partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USASwim. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority member and Olympic Gold Medalist, Martiza 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 United States. AOS helps promote SWIM 1922 in the local community by providing swim clinics or partnering with a local agency to provide swim lessons. Past local partners include the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Dallas and Lakewest YMCA.
Others Community Service Efforts
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., is fully committed to assisting those in need and the betterment of communities around the globe. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority works in partnership with national support organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), National Urban League, The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and many others.