The Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 at Purdue University by Abby McDonald and Rashmi Khanna. Due to the demands of their engineering program, they were unable to participate in traditional sorority recruitment, so they set out to start a sorority that provided the flexibility necessary for the rigor of their engineering courses while maintaining a commitment to sisterhood. As of today, there are 39 chapters across the U.S. sharing our the common goals of friendship, scholarship, and encouragement.
Our Chapter History
The Alpha Epsilon chapter of Phi Sigma Rho was founded by Laurie DeHaan and Lauren Stambolic. Together, the Alpha class set out to create a close group with a community feel that focused on fellowship, enjoying school, and sisterhood. They became a colony in November of 2011 and a chapter in March 2013.
Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in technical studies that is dedicated to serving members and the community by promoting high standards of personal integrity, lifelong bonds of sisterhood, and academic and professional excellence with a social balance.
"Together we build the future."