‘Sigma Gamma Rho Week’ exceeds expectations

The Pi Iota chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho (SGRho) hosted several activities for their annual “SGRho Week.” The sorority sought to include their national philanthropic efforts and increase awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).
Themed “Back to the Basics,” the ladies of SGRho planned to participate in several community service events as a part of the national foundation on community service.
On Monday the sisters kicked off the week with a health fair in the Student Union.  During the health fair, students were able to learn about STD’s including HIV/AIDS and how to prevent contracting the disease.
Following the health fair, the ladies of the sorority welcomed students to join a celebration of tradition in a series of events throughout the week including a gospel explosion concert, community service projects and a game night in the university’s Corner Pocket Game room.
The sorority exceeded their expectations and was proud of the audience reached through the health fair and fundraising goals.
“We were able to achieve above and beyond the expectations for all events that were held this week,” said Nicala Edwards, Sigma Gamma Rho publicist. “We raised approximately $90, which will go towards school supplies for our Operation Big Bag.  We also feel confident that we effectively informed students about HIV/AIDS during our health fair.”
Although “SGRho Week” ended with service hours at St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, members look forward to participating in Greek Week events this week and continuing to maintain the bonds of sisterhood, while working with other sororities and fraternities on campus.
“I am looking forward to Greek Week to collaborate with other Greek organizations that I would not usually have the opportunity to work with,” added Edwards. “Our sorority is one that believes in quality over quantity.  We know our sorority sisters well and have a close relationship with each other because of this. Sisterhood is indeed the foundation of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.”
For more information on the Pi Iota chapter, visit their webpage at www2.southeastern.edu/orgs/sgr/home.htm.