Sigma Gamma Rho plans for Fall Semester

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Sigma Gamma Rho is a very welcoming sorority. They’re known for their sisterhood and being able to rely on each other. It is a worldwide sorority that gives back to their communities. Some goals of the sorority are to improve education, health awareness, leadership development, and help women and families achieve their full potential.

Jireh Jones says some of her favorite parts of the sorority are, “The culture, step shows, and the sisterhood.”

Sigma Gamma Rho hosted an informal meeting for students interested in joining the sorority. The meeting took place at ABAC’s Health Science building on August 28th at 6 P.M. The interest meeting covered current events and semester plans.

They offer many services to the community. A project they help with is Operation Big Book Bag, which provides help and supplies to children who are educationally at risk in hospitals and homeless shelters. They also work with Wee Savers, Project Reassurance, and Habitat for Humanity. Projects they offer from a more global view include Project Africa and Project Mwanamugimu.

ABAC’s Sigma Gamma Rho sorority plans to include a Neophyte Presentation for new members and tabling events. However, due to Covid-19, they already have some precautions made and are looking more into it.

ABAC’s Sigma Gamma Rho does not have a sorority house, but they hope to build one by next fall.

To join Sigma Gamma Rho, you must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours during and before application, must have an official and unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation. One of the letters has to be from a member of Sigma Gamma Rho. After a successful interview with the sorority, you must pay a fee of $1,500. The fee covers two years and grants membership for life.

Some tips, from Jireh Jones, for freshmen interested in joining and new members are to “come to events, make your presence, everyone is very friendly, and don’t be afraid to talk to anyone.”

On what freshmen and new members should expect, Jireh says, “kind-hearted and sociable people.”

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