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Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho has promoted unity among women and for years many alumnae chapters worked with individuals who were not members of Greek-lettered organizations. These women were organized into auxiliaries that had various names until 1954 when the sorority officially approved the organized affiliate group and accepted the name of "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 organized 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.

The Philos are open to women 18 years or older with a high school diploma, G.E.D. or Associates Degree who are interested in community service and promoting programs of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

For more information, please email:

Marian Turner, Philo Advisor

PHILO Updates

Philo community service projects:

The Philo’s are collecting new twin bed linen, pillows, and towels, to be donated to the different shelters around the city once a quarter. This project will be ongoing throughout the year. 


Linen Donations: • Saturday, Oct. 8, @ 10am --- Day Spring Center drop-off.

If you would like to donate, please contact myself, any Philo member or via amazon Wishlist link above.


Second Helpings: • Saturday, November 5 or 12 @ 8am -12pm • Tuesday, November 15 @ 4-8pm Awaiting confirmation 143 Turkey giveaway: • Saturday, November 19th -- Time & location TBD Turkeys will be given out on a first come first serve basis

AS Philo
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