About Us


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.

National Motto

"Together we build the future."

Chapter Motto

"Reach for the stars, the future is ours"







Our Core Values


There are many different reasons to join a sorority, but at the top of the list is likely sisterhood. Our sisterhood cultivates friendship, creating a network of sisters who guide us and strengthen our lives. Our sisters' commitment to one another is enriched through shared values and everlasting devotion. Our rituals connect our hearts and minds, forming strong friendships that last beyond college.


Our sisterhood was founded for women in a rigorous academic program - engineering - making academic excellence and professional success in an already formidable and male-dominated field even harder. Our sisterhood focuses on providing assistance and encouragement to all sisters as they accomplish their academic and career goals. The aid from sisters with similar majors and classes is priceless.


Everyone experiences tough times, but your sisters will always be understanding and supportive. Our members inspire each other to try harder and do better in all that they do. Our sisters provide constant support to one another through both the challenges and victories. We are forever linked through our sisterhood, a shared bond that inspires and encourages each of us to continually reach our goals.