By Hailey Silvey, Staff Writer
Sigma Gamma Rho, a national sorority interested in coming to the Young Harris College campus, gave an open presentation to all interested females on Mon., Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Goolsby Center for Humanities.
The meeting was attended by seven females. All of the attendants said they will be attending meetings for other sororities as well.
The sorority representative began the presentation by doing a traditional step that all members of Sigma Gamma Rho are required to know after they join the sorority. She then went on to tell the history of Sigma Gamma Rho, the facts about the sorority and what the organization stands for.
Sigma Gamma Rho was founded in 1922 by seven teachers. Since then, the sorority has gone on to have more than 500 chapters and 95,000 plus members. The slogan of Gamma Sigma Rho is “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” Their motto is “sisterhood, scholarship, service.”
The sorority places great emphasis on community service. The organization is involved with multiple community service projects throughout the year. Some of the projects include “Operation Book Bag,” where the sorority takes up donations of school supplies for children in need, and “Project Wee Savers,” which collects baby supplies which are distributed to needy infants.
The sorority mascot is the poodle. The flower of the organization is the yellow tea rose. The colors are royal blue and antique gold.
Sigma Gamma Rho membership is by invitation only. If a student were to receive an invite, she would go through an interview process. If both parties are still interested after the interview, the student would begin the process of joining the sorority.
The organization has a minimum GPA requirement for all of the members. All members have to maintain a 2.5 GPA average or higher. If a member’s GPA were to drop lower, she would be suspended.