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Purple Podiums

Lambda Chi Sigma Philo Affiliates


Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has promoted unity among women and for years many alumnae chapters worked with individuals who were not members of Greek-lettered organizations. In 1943, the Philo Affiliate, friends of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., was organized in the Galveston-Houston, TX area.  These women were organized into auxiliaries that had various names until 1954 when the sorority officially approved the organized affiliate group and accepted “Philo” (meaning Friend) as their official name.


In 1980 the Philos were organized on a national level and have grown to represent hundreds of women on a regional level as well.  The Philos have contributed countless hours of community service and thousands of dollars to aid Sigma Gamma Rho’s aim to enhance the quality of life within every community.  


Philo Purpose:

To unite women of the highest caliber develop and support educational and cultural services; take part in such other activities as will strengthen Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., improve civic and community conditions at the local, regional, and national levels. To function as an Affiliate to the local 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Alumnae Chapter.

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