Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Iota Sigma Alumnae Chapter ~ Established 1935 ~ Richmond VA

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Iota Sigma Rhosebuds Club

*Note:  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. does not currently have an official Rhosebud logo.  The logo represented above was designed by Soror Cyndi Robinson in 2018 and is used by the Iota Sigma Chapter RVA Rhosebud Club. 

The Rhosebud Club is an affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. consisting of elementary school aged girls.  Rhosebuds meet monthly from October through May.  The program is designed to offer fun, bonding experiences between young ladies and teach self-esteem and empowerment through highly spirited activities and programs!   

Each year, the Iota Sigma Chapter hosts its signature Rhosebud Tea Party.  During the tea party, all Rhosebuds learn basic etiquette from a tea master and participates in a formal tea party experience.   Rhosebuds, our guests of honor, are presented with welcome gifts from the Chapter as they are recognized for their achievements and talents.

Throughout the year, Rhosebuds are invited to engage in social activities that encourage bonding and girl empowerment such as ice-skating, bowling, Swim1922 workshop, etc.  

Rhosebuds also participate in a number of service projects throughout the year that may include activities like the Salvation Army's Ring the Bell event, the Soul for Little Souls shoe drive, developing welcome baskets for local housing shelters for women and children, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, March of Dimes Superhero Sprint, etc.

Interested in signing up your little princess?  Contact Rhosebuds advisor Cyndi Robinson for more information.

Iota Sigma Rhoer Club

The Rhoer Club is an affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. consisting of high school aged girls with high scholastic ambitions. The program consists of training and guidance in the areas of education, civics, the fine arts and social graces.

The goals of the program are: to train and guide young women for leadership and exceptional womanhood which will enable them to make valuable contributions to society, both in their chosen fields of endeavors and in service to fellow humans.

The Rhoer Club seeks to inspire, encourage and challenge young women to make the most of themselves in terms of their talents for vocations.  The Sorority strives to help them develop broad and wholesome attitudes toward life and society.

The Rhoer Club encourages the young women to seek higher education.  If the young lady pursues a four-year college degree education, the young lady is encouraged to join the Sorority.  If the young lady chooses a vocational training program, then the young lady is encouraged to join the Sorority’s adult affiliate called the Philos.

Rhoers participate in a variety of activities including Bowling, TV parties, Big Sister Get Together, Campus Tours, Step Shows, and Movie Nights and, of course, eating and hanging out!

For more information, contact Shawnta Shelton (Rhoer Advisor).


Iota Sigma Philo Affiliate

True friends and unusual achievers are the ladies who chose to be Iota Sigma Philos. Our Philos possess good character, outstanding social qualities, and are experts in various fields.  

The purpose of the Philo Affiliates is to improve civic and social condition, as well as join like-minded ladies together. Philo Affiliates support the programs of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

 The ladies of the Iota Sigma Philos carry out such activities as rest home visits, voter education, donations to the needs of children, provide social improvement information, and other activities and opportunities to improve community life.

For more information, contact Tynekia Lancaster.