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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. 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.  Philos are organized on the regional and chapter levels 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 Purpose of the Affiliate is:

  • To unite women of the highest caliber.

  • To help develop and support educational and cultural services among Rhoers.

  • To take part in such other activities as well as strengthen Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and improve civic and community conditions at the local, regional and national levels

  • To function as an Affiliate to the local Sigma Gamma Rho Alumnae Chapter

Membership Requirements

  • To be woman of good character, possess poise, self-control, interest, outstanding social qualities, and expertise in some particular field

  • Have a high school education or its equivalent

  • Be interested in promoting programs of the Sorority

  • Received by the Philo Affiliate Membership Committee voted on by the Philos and if accepted, the name and qualifications of the candidate shall be submitted to the Advisor for approval​​


2020 68th Virtual Western Regional Conference 
* Soles for Little Souls

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