Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades 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.
Soaring To Greater Heights Of Attainment Around The World, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.
From seven young educators, Sigma Gamma Rho has become an international service organization comprised of women from every profession. 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.
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.
The Alpha Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter was organized in March 17, 1945 by twelve charter members. From inception, members of Alpha Pi Sigma provided outstanding contributions to the city of Fort Worth so much so that their dynamic impact is felt in our community today through Maude I. Logan Elementary, Versia L. Williams Elementary, the Bertha Collins Community Center, Fort Worth Urban League, founded by Soror Almeta Robinson and the Fort Worth Assembly, which was founded by Soror Lottie Hamilton.
Alpha Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter 1945 Charter Members: Sorors Betty Mae Lloyd, Almeta Robinson, Marell Phillips, Thelma V. Penigar, Versia L. Williams, Maude I. Logan, Lottie M. Hamilton, Leona Adams, Mollie A. Brown, Bessie C. Davis, Johnnie Mae Malloy and Ever M. Greene.
On July 12, 2014, the Alpha Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was reactivated, re-establishing a foundation of sisterhood, scholarship, and service once again. Sorors of Alpha Pi Sigma commit to reclaim and to re-introduce the concept of "Greater Service, Greater Progress" to Fort Worth, TX and its surrounding areas. Reactivation members include Sorors Dr. Tara Reed (Basileus), Makesha Wagner, LaShanda Henderson, Darmita White and Keisha White.
With the motto "Achieving Progress Through Sisterhood", members of Alpha Pi Sigma vow to continue the legacy of its original members as dynamic pillars of the community and servant leaders.
Dr. Tara Reed, President
Dr. Myiesha Taylor, 1st Vice President
Dr. Tara Reed, Advisor - Tau Rho
Shonta' Giovannitti, Recording Secretary
Bertina Else, Financial Secretary
Michelle Watson, Treasurer
Crystal Lewis, Historian/Reporter
Dr. Toni Sturdivant, Philo Affiliate Advisor
Dr. Myiesha Taylor, Rhoer Club Advisor
Haley Taylor Schlitz, Parliamentarian
Joy, Eki-Edo, Sergeant at Arms
Bertina Else, Chaplain
Dorian Jordan, Community Service Chair
Bertina Else, Fundraising Chair
Nicole Woods, Hospitality Chair
Gloria Austin, Scholarship Chair
National Pan-Hellenic Council of Tarrant County Representatives:
Dr. Tara Reed, Michelle Watson
Southwestern Region Undergraduate Chapter Coordinator
LaTisha S. Brandon