Rasheeda S. Liberty
25th International President (Grand Basileus)
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Latest Updates from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 

News Release - Rasheeda S. Liberty named 25th International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (August 5, 2020)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a leading historically African American Greek lettered Sorority, today announced that Rasheeda S. Liberty was elected the 25th Internaional Grand Basileus of the organization during the 58th Biennial Boule in her new rol, Ms. Liberty, a 26-year member of the renowned sorority, will lead the organization as it celebrates its 100th year. Read more   .

News Release - Farewell Message (August 3, 2020)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. bids farewell to our intentional, impactful and measurable International Grand Basileus. We are grateful for her outstanding and phenomenal work. The following video is the farewell message of our two-term 24th International Grand Basileus Deborah Catchings-Smith. Read more .

News Release - Congressman John Lewis (July 21, 2020)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. joins the nation in mourning the passing of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon and member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The entire Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. family extends our condolences to the family, friends, and staff of Congressman John Lewis. Read more  .

News Release - Sigma Gamma Rho Issues Statement on the Death of George Floyd with Calls for Justice, Political Action, and Social Change (May 31, 2020)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. continues to pray for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubrey, and all families and communities across the nation who have suffered the tragic loss of their loved ones including Bettie Jones (Chicago, IL).  Tiara Thomas (Portage, IN), India Kager (Virginia Beach, VA), and our very own Soror Sandra Bland (Waller County, TX), and the exhaustive list of precious lives persists.Read more  .

News Release - We Are Sigma Strong 6-Part Webinar Series (March 31, 2020)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Provides Unprecedented Access to 6-Part Webinar Series to General Public. Series provide resources and tips to those impacted by COVID-19 Read more  .

We Are Sigma Strong 6-Part Webinar Series (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 is now a part of our daily lives! We are all practicing social distancing and many of us are sheltering in place at home. To help our members navigate this new normal, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's board of directors leveraged the expertise of our members and other professionals to provide needed support during this time of uncertainty. March 23, the Sorority announced the launch of a six-part webinar series to support members and their families with topics meant to bring resources, tips and peace of mind. Each 45 minute webinar is led by international president Deborah Catchings-Smith and includes a question and answer session. Click here for more information  .

COVID-19 Updates on Youth Symposium & Chapter Operations (March 13, 2020)

The Sorority's leadership has been closely monitoring the status of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, reviewing guidance by the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization (that recently declared COVID-19 a pandemic), and decisions made by state and local authorities throughout the United States to cancel events and limit or public gatherings. Additionally, health experts have advised that social distancing is an effective tool to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Click here for more information .

Sigma Gamma Rho shares COVID-19 Updates (March 6, 2020)
We will continue to share updates with the membership as we assess further impacts of COVID-19 in the upcoming weeks. We invite you to listen to our archived coronavirus webinar. Click here for more information.

Sigma Gamma Rho "I am the First" Video Project - Opens today!
Don't miss the opportunity to help us create excitement about our theme of Honoring our First and Building our Future. We want to hear about your first! Join the momentum in the celebration of our rich legacy of past and current dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho, we will honor many firsts within our membership throughout the Boule experience.  Click Here

Boule 2020 Conference Registration - Opens 9/1/19

Your 2020 International Boule Planning Team is excited to send this update to our Sisterhood! We are ready. Atlanta is ready. Are you ready? Get Ready! In addition to the business we will handle in our board meetings and plenary sessions, we have an exciting line-up of activities for every extension of our membership.  Read More 

Golden Alert - Congressman Elijah Cummings

August 2019 commemorates 400 years since "20 and odd Negroes" were brought ashore to Jamestown, VA. during the transatlantic slave trade. Over these years, African Americans have been resilient and persevered despite seemingly insurmountable odds.  Read More

Alice Allison Dunningan - Arrives Home

On August 5, 2019, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority members were on hand to welcome the statue of their late sorority sister Alice Allison Dunningan home to her native Russellville, Kentucky over the weekend.  It has been nearly a year since the statue was unveiled in a special ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  Read More 

Dear Sorors, Staff, Philos, Rhoers and Friends of Our Great Sisterhood:
We ended 2018 inspired and hopeful as the transformation of our sisterhood continues! Compiling this year-end report wasn’t easy. Our board of directors, international corporate headquarters staff, national committee chairs, members, affiliates and partners have completed and implemented a staggering number of programs, initiatives, and operational enhancements over the last year. Read More.

USA Swimming,  Sigma Gamma Rho Host Atlanta Swim 1922 Clinic for Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl's "A Celebration of Service"
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - As part of the first annual "A Celebration of Service" held in conjunction with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, USA Swimming partner Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will host an in-water swim clinic with Olympic medalists leading 30 Atlanta third-grade students Friday (December 14, 2018). Read More.

NAACP Announces Partnership With When We All Vote, National Bar Association, National Action Network, and National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations
BALTIMORE (October 19, 2018) –
During its board meeting in Baltimore, MD, Leon W. Russell, NAACP Chairman, National Board of Directors, announced a partnership with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama’s organization, When We All VoteRead More!

Alice Allison Dunningan - Sigma Gamma Rho Trailblazer Series

On Friday, September 21, 2018, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Member, Alice Allison Dunnigan, was honored with a life-sized statue. She was the first African-American female journalist credentialed to cover the White House. A true trailblazer, Dunnigan also holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman with access to the Senate and House Press Galleries as well as the Department of State Press Corps. Read More.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Aids Dallas HBCU During International Convention Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Breaks Attendance, Charitable-Giving Records; Spotlights The Human Trafficking Pandemic
(July 30, 2018, CARY, NC)--With less than four years to go until its centennial celebration, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is focused on accelerating and expanding its community service impact across the country. During its 57th biennial convention in Dallas, which was held from July 11 to 15, the African American sorority shattered previous attendance records. Members participated in three community service projects and attended more than 16 different workshops and activities while delegates focused on the future during the sorority’s business meetings. A record-breaking $88,000 was donated to six charities during the convention.Click hereto read more.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Re-Elects Deborah Catchings-Smith To Second Term as International President
(July 30, 2018, CARY, NC)—Based on her campaign platform to remain focused with 20/20 vision, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.’s grand chapter of delegates re-elected Deborah Catchings-Smith to a second two-year term as international president during the organization’s national convention (boule) in Dallas earlier this month. Catchings-Smith was installed along with seven national officers, including First Vice President Rasheeda Liberty, who was also re-elected to a second term..Click here  to read more.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Releases Statement on Sorority Members Being Questioned by State Trooper While Engaged in an Adopt-A-Highway Community Service Activity
(May 14, 2018, Cary, NC) -- Since its founding in 1922, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority has performed community service activities to help improve the lives and environment of the community. The African American sorority is part of the Divine Nine sororities and fraternities. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, professional sorority members of the local Harrisburg, Pennsylvania chapter were engaged in an adopt-a-highway community service activity when a state trooper from the Harrisburg Division interrupted their work to question them. Click here to read more.