13 Famous Sigma Gamma Rhos You Should Know

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, was established November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.The founders were 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. 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. 

 It’s the Sisterhood for Us as we celebrate these extraordinary women and the legacy they established. 


What is an honorary Member of Sigma Gamma Rho ?

Similar to our previous Famous AKAs blog post, this list includes honorary members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Honorary Membership is the highest honor extended to women who have made significant contributions to society while excelling in their chosen fields.

SgRhos in the Arts:

  • Fantasia Barrino, Singer, Honorary
  • Alexis Jones, Actress, Honorary
  • Marsha Ambrosius, Singer, Honorary
  • Teisha Brown, Singer, Honorary
  • Jekalyn Carr, Singer, Honorary

SgRhos in Business:

  • Shawn Smith, Global Head of Communications, Honorary
  • Michele Hoskins, Entrepreneur, Honorary
  • Deshauna Barber, Motivational Speaker, Honorary

SgRhos in Politics/ Government:

  • The Honorable Barbara J. Lee, Politician, Honorary
  • The Honorable Robin Kelly, Politician, Honorary

SgRhos in Sports:

  • Maritza McClendon, Athlete, Honorary
  • Donna Orender, Former WNBA, Honorary
  • Carmelita Jeter, Athlete, Honorary

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