Sigma Sigma Rho was established in December of 1998 by ten young women seeking for an existence of a group that defined unity amongst South Asian women. The name Sigma Sigma Rho was chosen for this organization because it substantially upholds our motives and goals, which are expressed as Sisterhood, Society, and Remembrance.
The first, “Sigma” in our name defines “Sisterhood” – Sisterhood amongst South Asian women and a belief of unity amongst our cultural beliefs and values. What our organization educates society on and women of the south Asian decent is solely based upon the South Asian culture, something that another sorority cannot give to the South Asian female decent. Our cultural restrictions and values lie in two different aspects when compared to another sorority. We carry with us the roots that we have evolved from and strive to have those foot printed through history and across the nation.
The second, “Sigma” of our name defines “Society,” which is one of the sole purposes of our organization. Being of South Asian culture, our goal is to be able to surpass the vision of typical woman and show our society that we can do something for ourselves, our community and for people across the nation. We believe in the importance of working together with other organizations that strive for similar beliefs, giving our skills, and time to the society in philanthropic needs.
The third letter, “Rho” in our name defines Remembrance. Remembrance of who we are and never forgetting that. Remembrance of what ancestors and women of our kind have been through and carrying out the voices of those individuals in the society we live in today.
Through these ideals the sisterhood of our sorority hopes to serve both the South Asian community and the greater community at large both on and off our campuses, strengthen our sisterhood, and break down ethnic and cultural barriers that would otherwise keep sisters apart