Expansion Updates

University at Buffalo Colony

Check out this great article here about the colony and their advisor, Dr. Sabrina Casucci, Purdue - Alpha Chapter.


Old Dominion University Colony

Welcome to the newest Colony of Phi Sigma Rho at Old Dominion University in Fairfax, VA.  The candidates were inducted on October 1, 2017.

University of Wyoming Colony

On Saturday, October 21, Phi Sigma Rho welcomed the newest candidates to the new colony at the University of Wyoming.  Thank you to the Alpha Mu Chapter at CU Boulder for being the colony's mentor chapter.


UC Santa Barbara Installation and Initiation

The membership of Phi Sigma Rho approved the Alpha Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho at UC Santa Barbara via email votes.  The chapter was installed and initiated on Saturday, October 14, 2017. 


University at Buffalo

Welcome to the Colony at the University at Buffalo.  Thank you to the Colony Educators - Renee (Millard) Lueke (PIttsburgh - Zeta) and Sabrina Casucci (Purdue-Alpha) for guiding the colony.  


Omega Chapter

The Omega chapter at Virginia Commonwealth was reinstalled on February 4.  Thank you to the Howard-Phi Chapter for being their mentor chapter and attending the Installation and Initiation.  A huge shout-out to Laura Anderson (Michigan State-Alpha Delta) and Missy Mercurio (UC San Diego-Chi) for supporting the colony as their Colony Educators!  Check out this great article about Phi Sigma Rho’s return to the VCU campus.


Alpha Nu Chapter

The Alpha Nu chapter at Boise State was also installed on February 4, 2017 as the thirty-seventh chapter of Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority!  Thank you to Selena Moore (Purdue-Alpha) for being the Colony Educator!  A huge thank you to Mary Beth White (Oregon State-Sigma) and the actives and alumnae of the Oregon State - Sigma Chapter for their constant support and encouragement of the Colony.



Phi Sigma Rho Returns to VCU

Press Release published by Virginia Commonwealth University on February 13:


Richmond, VA (February 13, 2017) - A chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a sorority for women in engineering, was reinstalled at Virginia Commonwealth University this month.

Chapter President Caitlyn Elder said, “When I found Phi Rho at VCU, I knew it was something special, especially for a woman just starting engineering school.”

The chapter had originally been established at the school in 2011, Elder said, but later went inactive. In 2014, two students restarted the group by forming VCU Colony of Phi Sigma Rho with 11 members. By adding new classes each year, the group completed the steps for reinstallation. “With 26 candidates on February 4, 2017, the Omega chapter of Phi Sigma Rho on the VCU campus was reinstalled and all the active members were initiated,” she said.

“It was a year of hard work, but I wouldn't have wanted to complete this journey with anyone other than my sisters.”

Phi Sigma Rho, which focuses on personal integrity, academic excellence and friendship, was founded in 1984 by two students at Purdue University who were unable to participate in traditional sorority rushes because of the demands of their engineering program.

Lorraine M. Parker, Ph.D., director of diversity and student programs at the VCU School of Engineering, said, “A large part of retaining students is providing them with a community to which they feel they belong. Phi Sigma Rho does an excellent job of doing this for women in engineering.”



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