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    • Phi Mu ~ Sorority Spotlight

      Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

      Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters.
      Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
      Symbol: Quatrefoil
      Colors: Rose and White
      Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

       

       

      Phi Mu is the second oldest women's fraternity in the nation. It was originally founded as  the secret society Philomathean Society on January 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College. It was founded by three dynamic young women who were pioneers of their time; Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel), Mary Ann DuPont (Lines) and Martha Bibb Hardaway ( Redding). The came together to form this society to support and encourage one another, for friendship and sisterhood and to challenge each other academically. After many very successful years of growth and development, the Philomathean Society had achieved a lot of respect, recognition and prestige. August 1st, 1904 they were granted a charter to become a national and they adopted the Greek Letters Phi Mu. Mary Ann DuPont (Lines) was the only one of the three founders to see the Philomathean Society become Phi Mu. In 1911 Phi Mu became a proud member of the National Panhellenic Conference. There are currently 115 chapters and they boast over 175,00o collegiate members.

       

       

      THE CREED OF PHI MU FRATERNITY

      To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand.
      To think of God as a protector and guide of us all.
      To keep forever sacred the memory of those we have loved and lost.
      To be to others what we would they would be to us.
      To keep our lives gentle, merciful and just,
      Thus being true to the womanhood of love.

       

      To walk in the way of honor, guarding the purity of our thoughts and deeds.
      Being steadfast in every duty small or large.
      Believing that our given word is binding.
      Striving to esteem the inner man above culture, wealth or pedigree.
      Being honorable, courteous, tender,
      Thus being true to the womanhood of honor.

       

      To serve in the light of truth avoiding egotism, narrowness and scorn.
      To give freely of our sympathies.
      To reverence God as our Maker, striving to serve Him in all things.
      To minister to the needy and unfortunate.
      To practice day by day love, honor, truth.
      Thus keeping true to the meaning, spirit and reality of Phi Mu. 

      From the official Phi Mu website ~ www.phimu.org

       

       

       

       

       

      The members of Phi Mu do so much to help each other, their community and the Children's Miracle Network. Phi Mu strives to raise 500,000 annually for Children's Miracle Network, which they donate to one of the 170 CMN hospitals nationwide. They contribute their time, treasure and resources to assist those in need.

    • Alpha Epsilon Phi

      Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
      Mascot: Giraffe
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Green and White
      Flower: Lily of the Valley

       

       

       

       

      In 1909 - at Barnard College - seven Jewish women met to form a "club" that would later become known as the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi. In the early 1900s it was very rare for women to attend college but in 1907 Barnard College opened its doors to young ladies of well-to-do families. Helen Phillips was the one who came up with the idea of starting the group. She along with Ida Beck, Rose Gerstein, Augustina Hess, Lee Reiss, Stella Strauss, and Rose Salmowitz founded Alpha Epsilon Phi on October 24th, 1909. The women shared common heritage, interests and an appreciation for true friendship. Their goal was to form a group that would help foster lifelong friendship and provide a home away from home for its members.

       

       

      Currently Alpha Epsilon Phi has over 100 chapters and over 80,000 initiated members. Although it is a Jewish sorority they are not a religious organization. According the Alpha Epsilon Phi official website "...membership (is) open to all college women, regardless of religion, who honor, respect and appreciate our Jewish identity and are comfortable in a culturally Jewish environment."  Young women who are part of a legacy are given careful consideration when pledging but  it is not guaranteed a bid.

      Philanthropy and service  are a big part of being an Alpha Epsilon Phi member. From the very beginning their focus was to assist Jewish war survivors, provide scholarships and aid in educational endeavors.  While members are involved in many philanthropic projects their two official philanthropic are the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret.

       

       

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