History of Phi Sigma Rho
Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 by Abby MacDonald and Rashmi Khanna at Purdue
University. Abby and Rashmi were unable to participate in
traditional sorority rushes due to the demands of their engineering
program, so they decided to start their own sorority instead. The
Alpha chapter was founded with ten members.
In the years since, Phi Sigma Rho
has grown to
twenty-seven chapters from coast
Phi Sigma Rho Mission
Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in technical studies serving our sisters and the community by promoting:
High standards of personal integrity, respect, and character,
Lifelong bonds of sisterhood, and
Academic and professional excellence with a social balance
Through shared experiences, common bonds, and recognition of service and achievement.
Phi Sigma Rho Vision
Be the foremost sorority for women in technical studies.
The Objectives of the Sorority
To foster and provide the broadening
experience of sorority living with its social and moral
challenges and responsibilities for the individual and the
To develop the highest standard of personal
integrity and character.
To promote academic excellence and support
personal achievement, while providing a social balance.
To aid the individual in the transition from
academic to the professional community.
To maintain sorority involvement with the
alma mater and the community through responsible participation.
To maintain the bond of sisterhood with
alumnae members through communication, consultation, and
participation in Sorority functions.
Phi Rho Facts
National Motto: "Together We Build the
Mascot: Sigmand the Penguin
Colors: Wine Red and Silver
starting a chapter?
Phi Sigma Rho is constantly expanding with new chapters and colonies forming at colleges and universities across the nation. If
you would like more information on the sorority and how to begin the
process of forming a new chapter at your school, please contact the
National Vice President of Expansion.