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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.

    • Sorority Spotlight ~ Alpha Phi

      Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
      Mascot: Phi Bear
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
      Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

       

       

       

       

        

      Alpha Phi is a women's fraternity that was founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872.  Alpha Phi was the third Greek-letter organization for women and was founded by Clara Bradley Wheeler Baker Brudette, Hattie Florence Chidester Lukens, Martha Emily Foote Crow, Ida Arabella Gilbert DeLamanter Houghton, Jane Sara Higham, Kate Elizabeth Hogoboom Gilbert, Elizabeth Grace Hubbell Shults, Rena A. Michaels Atchison, Louise Viola Shepard Hancock and Clara Sittser Williams.  These ten founders were pioneers when it came to higher education for women.

      During this time in history it didn't seem necessary for women to attend colleges and universities but these women - and others like them - felt very differently. It wasn't an easy time and having the friendships and support of other women who were facing the same struggles made all the difference.

      According to the Alpha Phi website their purpose is as follows:

      The objectives of our Fraternity are the promotion of growth in character;
      unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members.

       

      In all that we do, we try to obey God's principles of justice and right. We have
      banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts, and we seek to aid
      each other through a constant watchcare always given in love.

       

      We believe ourselves to be sincere searchers for truth.

       

      We seek the highest ideal of womanhood, and we try to gain this
      ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking
      intellectual development but, also, the spirit of love and charity.

      And we who are thus united are under a solemn pledge to lend
      a helping hand to one another.

       ~ Constitution of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Incorporated, Article II

       

      Alpha Phi are innovative thinkers and they are committed to empowering women. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation they officially adopted Cardiac Care and raise funds to support programs that focus on studying the symptoms of women's heart disease, its treatment and prevention.

       

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