Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is a historically South Asian based sorority. Founded on December 10, 1998 by ten Distinguished Ladies at St. John’s University in New York, Sigma Sigma Rho was the first sorority of its kind to be established on the East Coast. The name Sigma Sigma Rho was chosen for this organization because it substantially upholds our motives and goals, which are expressed in Sisterhood, Society, and Remembrance. Sisterhood is what we work for. Society is whom we give to. Remembrance is what lies in our hearts. Sigma Sigma Rho embodies unity amongst women, strives to serve society on a small and large scale, and holds fast in instilling a sense of pride in the background of each individual sister.
The embodiment of the organization that remains intact comes from the legacy of our founding mothers. The ten founding mothers of Sigma Sigma Rho Soroity, Inc. sought the existence of an organization that defined unity amongst South Asian women. They came together with the belief that there was a greater chance achieving their goals while standing as one, which instilled in the organization a sense of strength and purity. The vision of the founders remains in effect as sisters build on their dreams and principles to create a perpetual organization that will stand the test of time.