I normally don’t read our school newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun, on an everyday basis. Instead, I tend to pick up issues randomly during my lunch breaks. During the beginning of the spring semester of my sophomore year, I happened to glance upon one of the cover stories for the day. The headline said that there was going to be a new sorority coming to campus! This caught my attention because as a transfer student, I still wanted to find a smaller community within the large Cornell campus. I had some interest in sororities, however I didn’t think there would be another opportunity to find out more about them because I wasn’t able to attend Recruitment 2014 since it conflicted with my externship at an apparel design company in NYC. But, thanks to the Cornell Daily Sun, I found out about Phi Mu for the first time!
Other signs further steered me towards rushing Phi Mu: one of my best friends, who was already a member of a Panhellenic sorority, recommended me to join, and I found out that my roommate, Samantha Fischetti, wanted to try out Recruitment as well!
But it wasn’t until later on in the beginning of the fall semester of my junior year when I truly fell in love with Phi Mu. I attended all three Recruitment events, made new friends, and became closer to existing ones. I met girls who I really clicked with and I was able to genuinely conceptualize the meaning of sisterhood within Phi Mu. As a pre-med/pre-health student who loves working with kids, I was so excited to learn that Phi Mu’s national philanthropy is the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I was also captivated by the opportunities associated with establishing a new chapter and the chance to leave a legacy behind on the Cornell campus.
But that was simply just the beginning of my experience! As I continue to learn more about our sisterhood and its traditions, I fall deeper and deeper in love with Phi Mu.