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Phi Mu at a Glance

Our colors: rose and white
Our mascot: the lion
Our flower: the carnation
Our open motto: “Les Soeurs Fideles,” or “The Faithful Sisters.”

Coat of Arms:

Symbol: the quatrefoil


Phi Mu Founding

Phi Mu was founded by Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel), Mary Ann DuPont (Lines), and Martha Bibb Hardaway (Redding) on March 4th, 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. and is the second oldest sorority in the nation. We have provided social opportunities, a support network and personal enrichment resources to members for nearly 200 years. In that time nearly 200,000 Phi Mu women have been vibrant members of college campuses and we have chartered over 247 chapters.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women’s organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.

Our Creed

Phi Mu’s Creed was submitted by sisters of the Mu Chapter and was adopted at the 1916 National Convention. The Creed is credited to Grace Lumpkin, Mu. National President Beth Monnin, P, officially named 2016 “The Year of the Creed” in honor of the Creed’s 100th anniversary.

Our Badge

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.”

Our Phi Pin

The Phi pin (or provisional/new member pin) is a black and gold shield with the Greek letter Φ.

Our Identity

Phi Mus are steadfast in sisterhood. For generations, women have joined our organization to become their best selves and make lifelong friends. Times have changed, but our values have remained constant: love, honor and truth. We hold ourselves and one another to high standards, guided by our strong hands, hearts and ideals.

National Headquarters

Phi Mu National Headquarters, located in Peachtree City, Ga., is home to both Phi Mu Fraternity and Phi Mu Foundation. The 31,672 square foot building houses our leadership training center, library, conference rooms, office space and Carnation Collection, the Phi Mu Fraternity boutique. It also contains a museum, displaying many Phi Mu artifacts and memorabilia that span throughout our history.

Epsilon Iota

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