About Chi Sigma
The Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on November 11, 1938, by Soror Rubye Peake Watts Hall, who was serving as the Grand Syntakes at this time. The additional charter members were Alta Benning, Essie Bennett, Josie Ward Brown, Alma Coprich Cole, Alma Dickinson, Lucille Lay, Edna Prowell, Belzora Ward, and Eloise Ward West.
Many of our founding chapter members achieve multiple accomplishments within the sorority on the local, regional, and national levels. The chapter had the honor of hosting the 15th Boule December of 1940 as well as hosting the Southeast Regional Conferences during March of 1950, 1964, and 2012.
Chi Sigma became inactive in 1995 due to members retiring and moving away or passing on to the Omega Rho Chapter. Sorors Rutha Heard and Mamie Jordan worked diligently to maintain the public presence of Sigma Gamma Rho in Birmingham by representing in local chapters of national programs the sorority sponsors as well as maintaining membership in the Magic City chapter of the Links.
In November of 1997, three graduates of the Xi Mu Chapter at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cindy Gilyard, Leticia Love Woodruff, and Catina Passmore, along with two UAB graduate students who were members of the Alpha Zeta Sigma Alumnae Chapter, Griena Knight, and Zevia White, re-activated the Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter. The initial projects of the chapter were re-establishing the sorority’s membership in the Birmingham Alumni Chapter of the NPHC and promoting the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. within the city of Birmingham.
Today, the Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter has grown exponentially and currently is comprised of over 50 dedicated, hardworking, and educated women! The Chi Sigma chapter is now the governing chapter for three undergraduate chapters: Delta Eta, Miles College, Xi Mu, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Delta Chi at Talladega College. The Chi Sigma chapter also oversees two Affiliate organizations, the Chi Sigma Rhoers, and the Chi Sigma Philo chapters.
The ladies of Chi Sigma are always looking for other hardworking, dedicated, and extraordinary women to join our chapter and the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. sisterhood. Do you think that YOU have what it takes to be a Sigma Woman? Are you dedicated to all aspects of education, community service, and sisterhood? Are you willing to devote your time and best efforts to uphold the standard of excellence of those who have come before you? If you answer yes to both of these questions, feel free to check out our membership page to get more information about what it takes to join our Captivating chapter and our incredible sorority.