Gamma Lambda Rho

Mission and Purpose:

Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority was founded during the 1972-1973 academic school year, making us the oldest sorority at Iona College. This rich tradition has given us a foundation on which to expand and thrive in the Iona Community. Gamma is a dedicated group of diverse individuals who form a strong sisterhood. Gamma values involvement on campus and in the community while providing a home away from home for its sisters. Although Gamma is the oldest sorority on Campus we are young with potential and not afraid to make changes or take risks. These unique young women pride themselves on being smart, fun, and philanthropic leaders who know they can count on each other.

Meeting Times:

Every Monday at 10:00pm are closed Gamma Lambda Rho meetings in the McGrath Room, any open meetings will be advertised around campus.

Gamma Lambda Rho has 59 Active Sisters

Executive Board:

  • President - Shelbey Roy
  • Vice President - Lucile Bootman
  • Treasurer - Alyssa Orzo
  • Recording Secretary - Taylor King
  • Corresponding Secretary - Karina Gonzalez
  • Sergeant at Arms - Julia Piemonte
  • Recruitment Chair - Albina Gjoni
  • Philanthropic Chair - Kara Cramsie
  • Social Chair - Coty Ryan
  • Advisor - Dorothy Leone

Philanthropies and Events:

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand
  • Take Back the Night
  • Breast Cancer Walk
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Walk
  • Autism Speaks
  • IonaTHON
  • Multiple Sclerosis Walk
  • Quinn for the Win events
  • The Kind Campaign
  • Hospitality Dinners
  • Success Center Tutoring
  • Annual Mother Daughter Brunch
  • Relay for Life
  • Cupcakes in the Courtyard
  • Light it up Blue
  • Alumni Reunion Events

Mother Daughter Brunch 2015

Awards or Recognition:

  • Top fundraising team for both Relay for Life and IonaTHON
  • G.A.E.L. Awards 2015 - Commitment to Service
  • G.A.E.L. Awards 2015 - Academic Excellence
  • The Council for Greek Governance 2014-2015 - Organization of the Year

Gamma Lambda Rho has been the top fundraising team for Relay for Life since it has been on Iona's campus. They raised over $17,000 for Relay for Life 2015

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Congratulations to our 2015 graduates and newest alumni class

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