Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 by Abby McDonald and Rashmi Khanna at Purdue University. Abby and Rashmi were unable to participate in traditional sorority recruitment due to the demands of their engineering program, so they decided to start their own sorority instead. The Alpha chapter was founded with ten members.
Since its birth, Phi Sigma Rho has expanded to become an established national social sorority for both engineering and science majors. Now with twenty-five chapters and counting, Phi Sigma Rho continues to nurture women who wish to forge lifelong bonds of sisterhood- without sacrificing academic commitments! The sorority provides academic and emotional support, fosters involvement in the community, and most importantly, is a family in which sisters can grow and find the best part of themselves.