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ESTABLISHED ON April 9, 1940

The Northeast Region Syntaktes, Soror Edna Forrest Browne, chartered the Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter in Baltimore, Maryland. The six charter members were Sorors Martha Hall Johnson, Mavis S. Noel, Ivora King Evan, Catherine McMechen Wilson, Emily Huckles, and Emily Orchard Jones.


Throughout its existence, the Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter has initiated campus charters at Morgan State, Coppin State, Towson, and Johns Hopkins Universities and has chartered a Metropolitan chapter and advises members at the University of Baltimore. The chapter also organized and now mentors middle and high school girls through its Rhoer Club. In 2014, the Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter broadened its outreach by establishing the Philo Affiliates for women interested in enhancing the quality of life in the Baltimore community.


Sorority members host an annual Crab Feast scholarship fundraiser to provide numerous scholarships to students, including the Janice R. Parker “Rhoer of the Year” Scholarship and the Alpha Alpha Sigma Scholarship to a graduating high school senior in the Baltimore area. Most significantly, the chapter provided a $10,000 perpetual scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music. In addition, the sorority hosts the Public Meeting annually, a forum for discussing community issues and showcasing talented youth.


The Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter and its undergraduate members continue to embrace the sorority’s international thrust by planning and executing community-based activities which support specific programs. These programs include Project Reassurance, a signature international program that exposes young women to uplifting experiences. In addition, the chapter strongly supports national partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the March of Dimes, the Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness Program, which educates women about the different types of cancer, its early detection, treatment, and research. The Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter also supports Operation BigBookBag, a school supplies distribution program, and has worked in partnership with the Mayor’s Back to School Rally to make these items available to Baltimore City school students in addition to participating in coordinating activities for rally participants.


The chapter also serves area residents and students through established community service partnerships with the Girl Scouts of Maryland, Perkins Homes Community Center, the City of Baltimore, and numerous Baltimore City public schools. Additionally, the chapter hosts an annual Black History Program in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for the past two years and a Youth Symposium, both of which are programs focused on educating Baltimore youth. Alpha Alpha Sigma currently works with St. Vincent De Paul of Baltimore in providing necessities for the residents of Sarah’s Hope, Beans and Bread, and Head Start. In 2015, the Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter also partnered with the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum for its Adopt-A-Chair program.


Recognizing the vast needs of the Baltimore area, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter welcomes opportunities and seeks to continue our standard of exemplary community service.



2018-2022 - Kellie M. Boulware 

2016-2018 - Barbara A. Sawyer

2014-2016 - Nathalia J. Martin

2010-2014 - Toni M. Black

2006-2010 - Lori D. Bush

2002-2006 - Landa McLaurin

1998-2002 - Wanda McAfee-Randall

1994-1998 - Valerie A. Bell

1992-1994 - Majorie Crawford

1990-1992 - Veta V. Boothe

1986-1990 - Patelle G. Harris

1982-1986 - Vivien G. Gardner

1980-1982 - Alice Sue Cooper-Lee

1978-1980 - Reba Matthews


1976-1978 - Gladys Brown

1972-1976 - Geraldine Dobson

1970-1972 - Patelle G. Harris

1967-1970 - Carolyn M. Robinson

1963-1967 - Emily Bryant

1961-1963 - Carolyn M. Robinson

1958-1961 - Rose Kinney

1954-1958 - Ida R. Washington

1950-1954 - Vikki Jones

1948-1950 - Beatrice Goines Holley

1946-1948 - Emily Hucles Cralle

1942-1946 - Mary West Miller

1940-1942 - Martha Hall-Johnson & Mavis S. Noel



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