Gamma Pi Sigma Philos
Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.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 with the aim of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life within every community.
Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter members, Moya Baylis and Lacritia Spence took the initial charge to charter the first a Philo Affiliate in WI and the Gamma Pi Sigma Philo Affiliate of Milwaukee, WI was charted on September 26, 2006. The charter members were Wanda Baylis, Tamara Walker, Charlie Morris, Cassandra Perrine, Chandra Morris, Frances Jackson, Joyce Nelson, Bertha Lipsey, and Katrilla Cottingham.
On September 26, 2016 the Gamma Pi Sigma Chapter will celebrate 10 years of service to the Sorority, Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter and the Greater Milwaukee community.
Gamma Pi Sigma Philos Chapter
Torrie Moffett, President
I am Philo President Torrie Moffett and welcome you to the Gamma Pi Sigma Philo Affiliate web page. As a “friend” to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., we are 100% committed to and supportive of all things Sigma Gamma Rho. We stand firm in our desire to make an impact in our local community through our on-going service projects, supporting other community events, volunteering our time and monetary donations.
The affiliate is committed to working with the Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae chapter, Undergraduates, Rhoers and Rhosebuds in support of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. National projects such as the March of Dimes campaign, Youth Symposium and Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness.
Joining the Gamma Pi Sigma Philo Affiliate in 2018 was only a step in the right direction as community service, education and sisterhood are all very near and dear to my heart. As president of the Philo Affiliate, my goal is to build the affiliate’s membership while getting more involved in the community so we see greater progress in the communities in which we reside. I am a mother, grandmother and currently Program Director for Kingly Community Resource Center. My passion lies in helping others…which is what GOD has instilled me to do and I bring that commitment to the Gamma Pi Sigma Philo Affiliate. Stay tuned and visit often. Thanks for your time.