Chapter History


The Lambda Rho Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. dates back to April 21, 1990 when eight ladies were inducted by regional syntaktes, Clara D. Hewitt: Lawanda Highsmith, Ann-Marie Henry, Bernadine St. Rose, Antoinette Marques, Heather Derby, Wendy Wallace, Marti McCormes, and Ann-Marie Swaby.


These eight young ladies wanted a change from the stigma that was attached to the Black Greek community. They wanted to be known as ladies who would serve their community as much as they were able to. After investigating the sororities on campus, they decided it would be better to seek membership in an organization whose purpose was service, sisterhood, education, and grace.


Sigma Gamma Rho was perfect because their slogan "Greater Service, Greater Progress" said it all. Since its birth, the members of Lambda Rho have held scholarship, service, and sisterhood as their main principles. Although the youngest of the NPHC sororities on the University of Florida's campus, the Lambda Rho chapter is one of the most accomplished chapters within the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).