The Philos are an affiliate organization to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and was created in 1943. Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho has promoted unity among women and for years many alumnae chapters worked with individuals who were not members of Greek-lettered organizations. These women were organized into auxiliaries that had various names until 1954 when the sorority officially approved the organized affiliate group and accepted the name of "Philo"(meaning Friend)as their official name.
In 1980, the Philos were organized on a national level and have grown to represent hundreds of women organized on a regional level as well. The Philos have contributed countless hours of community service and thousands of dollars to aid Sigma Gamma Rho's aim to enhance the quality of life within every community. The Philos assist members of Sigma Gamma Rho with community service and social activities sponsored by their advising chapter.
Zeta Omega Sigma Chapter wanted to continue to extend its reach throughout Baltimore County, Maryland and decided to charter a Philo Affiliate in November 2015. The charter members of our Philo Affiliate are listed below:
Charter Members: Cheryl L Murray, Jozette Sivels, Connie Taylor, Sherman’s Booker , Yalmikia Tazewell , Kimberly Johnson, Cassandra Johnson, Latarsha Branch, Ciara Nicholson
The ZOS Philos participate in community service events such as the Annual Youth Symposium, Operation Big BookBag and St. Judes Walk to name a few. Our philos are an essential part of our chapter as they help to give back to the community and extend the outreach of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority among Baltimore County residents.