A love for youth and the development of their full potential was the primary motivating factor that inspired Founder Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little to organize Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Young people today face challenges that could never have been imagined years ago, but such challenges provide the sorority with opportunities to carry on the vision of Little. Rhoers are young girls organized on a local, regional and national level. The Rhoer affiliates are working to help other young people while they learn about their heritage and develop leadership skills. Sigma Gamma Rho is dedicated to helping Rhoers to grow to be women of substance dedicated to service.
Later in 1978, the Rhoer Club was organized by Soror Alice Brown. The Rhoer Club is an affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Rhoer Clubs consist of a diverse group of young ladies between the ages of 12 and 18 who demonstrate high scholastic averages. Rhoer Clubs are organized, maintained, and sponsored by local graduate chapters within each of the five geographical regions of the Sorority, The program consists of training and guidance in education, community service, vocation, fine arts, and social affairs. The program also provides the young women with the energy, support, commitment, and encouragement of the Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. to help them develop and succeed in their life's endeavors
Founded: 1939 as a youth affiliate group to Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority Inc.
Official Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
Official Mascot: The Monarch Butterfly
Slogan: "Sisters Forever"