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our motto:

together we build the future




Phi Sigma Rho Pillars

United by a Common Goal

We strive to make our collegiate years a life experience by balancing our major's demands with the fun of Greek life. 

Connected through an Inherent Spirit

We share an inherent spirit which led us to choose engineering. This amplifies within this sisterhood, fueling our efforts to lift our sisters to unprecedented heights.

Energized by Leading Dynamic Lives

We balance the challenges of our major with the camaraderie and support of this sisterhood, which can empathize and encourage us to lead dynamic lives. 

Phi Sigma Rho History

Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 by Abby McDonald and Rashmi Khanna at Purdue University.  After being unable to participate in traditional sorority recruitment due to the demands of their engineering program, they wondered why there were not any sororities that took into account the time constraints of engineering.  After much discussion, they decided to start their own sorority instead.

They recruited the rest of the Alpha class.  Abby and Rashmi led the endeavor, but once the group started growing, every member and subsequent class took on more and more responsibilities. There was so much to be done, creating symbols, rituals, and rules.

In the ensuing 36 years, Phi Sigma Rho has grown to have a presence in more than 40 schools across the nation. Phi Sigma Rho has never lost sight of the reason it was founded; to create a sisterhood of members united by shared professional ambitions, encouraged to lead dynamic lives, and lifted up by their sisters through periods of personal, academic, and professional growth.

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