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Our Illustrious Charter Members

Honorary Charter Members

* Omega Rho

Zeta Tau Sigma HerStory

Zeta Tau Sigma was chartered on March 26, 1983. The chartering ceremony was held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC in the Gold Room. Twenty-five sorors and five honorary members were inducted. It was the largest chapter ever to be chartered in the Northeast Region. The chartering of the chapter was the idea of Soror Lillie J. Van Landingham, who was elected Charter Basileus. Those participating in the induction ceremony were: Grand Basileus Alice Swain, International First Grand Anti-Basileus Rejesta V. Perry, Northeast Region Syntaktes Mynora J. Bryant, and Executive Secretary Bonita Herring. This was an elegant and heartwarming occasion. 


Members of Zeta Tau Sigma have held offices at the national and regional levels, including positions such as Grand Epistoleus (Lillie Van Landingham), Legal Advisor (Karla Smith), Northeast Regional Representative - National Education Fund (Jimmie Jackson), Regional Epistoleus (Marian DeBerry), Election Chair (Janice Melvin - now Trent), Interim Area One Coordinator (Felcia Mattox). Chapter members have also served as chairs and members of many national and regional committees. 

Zeta Tau Sigma has always been involved in the lifeline of the sorority; the undergraduate chapters. The chapter currently advises as of 2020: Eta Beta - University of Maryland - College Park; Epsilon Lambda - Bowie State University; Omicron Epsilon* - George Washington University. Zeta Tau Sigma chartered the following chapters:


Kappa Rho - Pennsylvania State University

Mu Pi - Capitol College

Kappa Pi- University of Buffalo

Zeta Tau Sigma has implemented numerous service projects in Prince George's County including donating to Shepard's Cove Shelter for Women and Children, St. Anne's Infant Home, SHARE Food Network and many more!

Zeta Tau Sigma has received numerous honors including: 

  • Northeast Region Membership Development Award

  • Northeast Region Chapter Programming Award

  • Northeast Region Display Award

  • Philo Membership Development Award (2012 & 2020)

Our chapter is endeavored to live by the Sorority's motto, "Greater Service, Greater Progress."


Prospective Members

New members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are accepted on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

GRADUATE: Potential graduate members must hold a degree from a four-year accredited educational institution.

UNDERGRADUATE: A woman may be admitted for membership in an undergraduate chapter only while in attendance at a four-year accredited college or university, or in a liberal arts/transfer program of a junior or community college, once they submit proof of intention to enter and obtain a degree from a four-year school.

​Interested in learning more about membership? Click the button below to get started! 

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We are absolutely ecstatic that you have considered reinstating your membership and reconnecting with our Sisterhood! 


It is our primary goal to make reinstatement just as exciting and special as the day you were inducted!


International Headquarters has created a reinstatement packet to assist you with determining which reinstatement option is best for you? This packet will outline the membership types, financial obligations, how to submit your funds, required documents, trainings offered, and conference opportunities.

We can't wait to welcome you home! 

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