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. You can learn more about the Philo Affiliate via sgrho1922.org.
In March 2007, the Theta Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated chartered a Philo Chapter with four amazing young women who were eager to serve. With the support of the Western Region Director and Western Region Philo Advisor, the "Fabulous" Philos of Theta Upsilon Sigma were reactivated on April 1, 2017! This chapter has developed the theme of "Empowered You, Powered We" as they strive to empower individuals in order to strengthen the community overall.
Chapter Charter Members
Namajah Drake Lopez
Current Chapter Members
Namajah Drake (President)
Tenisha Anderson-Laux (Vice-President)
Candace Robinson (Treasurer)
Akira Thurman (Secretary)
Jovonna Walker (Historian)
Dorothy Cunningham (Sergeant-at- Arms)
To unite women of the highest caliber.