PHI MU FACTS
Phi Mu was founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and is the second oldest sorority in the nation. We have provided social opportunities, a support network, and personal enrichment resources to members for over 165 years. In that time over 175,000 Phi Mu women have been vibrant members of college campuses and we have chartered over 228 chapters. As Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, all members are encouraged to achieve their personal best. The members of Phi Mu here in the Zeta Eta chapter try to commit to these standards.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our national website at www.phimu.org
Rose and White. This choice can be dated back to the early days of the Philomathean Society and was most likely made by the charter members.
Our founders are Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel), Mary Ann DuPont (Lines) and Martha Bibb Hardaway (Redding), or as we all refer to them as: Mary, Mary and Martha.
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.
The Phi Mu Badge is a uniquely shaped shield of gold overlaid with a black shield bearing the two bonds, three stars, a hand clasping a heart and the Greek letters "Phi Mu." When getting your own badge, you can choose to add pearls and crystals.
COAT OF ARMS
Designed in 1904 by Annie Laurie Mallory (Parker), Alpha, assisted by Louise Monning (Elliott), Alpha. It spells out "Les Soeurs Fideles," which translates to "The Faithful Sisters."
The rose-colored carnation. While the rose-colored carnation in the language of flowers refers to "women's love and sisterhood," Lillian Estes (Davis), Alpha, Grand Historian 1907-1908, wrote that "pink carnations are, and always have been, the emblematic flower."
Lions have always been a part of our history and are also shown on our Coat of Arms. Our mascot, which we affectionately call "Sir Fidel," is a name adapted from our open motto, Les Soeurs Fideles. Sir Fidel was created in 1973.