The Philo Affiliates, friends of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized in

    the Galveston-Houston area. Philos began as the Galveston Comrades.





    The name of Sigma Comrades was changed to Sigma Philos, under the auspices of

    Soror Maudest Steward, Basileus of Gamma Sigma Chapter, Houston, TX  thus

    creating Galveston’s Alpha Theta Sigma Philos and Houston’s Gamma Sigma Philos.






    June 9th in Galveston, Texas, under the leadership of Soror Virgie Reynolds,

    SW Regional Syntaktes and Soror Vida Taylor, SW Regional Advisor, six Philo

    affiliates became united regionally. Philo Emma King, San Antonio, Texas, was

    elected as the first Regional President.





    National Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Inc., grand body approved the creation

    and naming on Philos as National Affiliates.






    Philos were in attendance of the 38th Boule in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the

    first time as a National affiliate. Philo Sallie R. Williams, Houston, Texas, was

    elected as the first National President.



    The group was organized because the Sorority realized that there were women of

    the highest caliber living and working in their communities who did not have a

    four-year college degree. The Philo affiliate was a way of uniting these women and

    having them take part in such activities that would strengthen Sigma Gamma

    Rho Sorority, Inc. and improve civic and community conditions as well as

    work to help develop and support educational and cultural services

    among the sorority’s youth affiliates. 




    The Philo Affiliate celebrates 70 years of existence.