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Upsilon Alpha History

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Although SUNY Cortland received its first dose of Rhoyal Blue and Gold on April 22, 2016, on April 13, 2019, The Undeniably Audacious Upsilon Alpha chapter was chartered by the five ladies: Valerie Moise, Nusirat Waheed-Ameen, Leslie McKay, Queen Alfred, and Emily McNeil. Sigma Gamma Rho is the FIRST NPHC organization to be chartered on the campus of SUNY Cortland.  

As the newest chapter in Central NY, these ladies have hit the yard running.  From hosting virtual study tables to sessions on Body Positivity, these trailblazers are creating their own legacy of greater service, greater progress. 

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"I chose Sigma Gamma Rho because it aligns with what I believe in and I saw the organization as a way to open up opportunities for me to serve the community.  Sigma Gamma Rho also drew me in with how it represents it's sisterhood.  The relationships are authentic and genuine.  

Lastly I chose Sigma Gamma Rho because I felt a connection with the Founders.  As a future educator, I knew this organization would allow me to learn and grow as a person."

Message from our Chapter President

Soror Emily McNeill

Spring 2019 - Charter Member