Summer 2019 Collegiate and Alumnae Pride – Alpha Area

“Phi Mu America” is an informal term used to describe all of our members and chapters, but 175,000 total members can be a lot to keep track of! This is why Phi Mu America is split into four areas: Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.

The Alpha Area is the largest in terms of square miles, reaching from Seattle to Starkville, Hawaii to Houston! Here is what our chapters, both collegiate and alumnae, have been up to lately!

Arkansas

Southern Arkansas University, EO

In the spring, the Epsilon Omicron Chapter went to Hot Springs for a sisterhood retreat. The members spent quality time together bonding, shopping, going to dinner and playing fun games and activities! It was a great weekend spent with sisters.

California

California State University, Fresno, HZ

The Eta Zeta Chapter celebrated 167 years of sisterhood with its annual Founders’ Day brunch and auction of several exciting items benefitting Phi Mu Foundation. Two collegians and one alumna who exemplify the meaning of a faithful sister were honored, and the Fresno Alumnae Chapter awarded scholarships to three collegians in recognition of their community involvement, dedication to Phi Mu and dedication to academics.

San Francisco Alumnae Chapter

San Francisco Bay Area alumnae flexed their artistic muscles at a Paint’n’Sip evening and enjoyed bonding over acrylic paint and blank canvases. Sisters gathered for afternoon tea in March to celebrate our Founders’ Day at the home of Sharon Reyes, HA, where they wrote welcome cards to new Phis. At the other end of a lifetime of sisterhood, Cathey Wallbank, AN, received her 50-year pin. Sisters emptied their piggy banks and raised a total of $250 for the Phi Mu Foundation M3 campaign. Join us on Facebook: S.F. Bay Area Phi Mu Alumnae Chapter. Stay connected via Twitter – @sfphimu!

Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder, ΞΑ and Colorado State University, ΞΒ

For Founders’ Day, Xi Beta and Xi Alpha held a ceremony together in Boulder, Colo. This event was the first time the chapter members were able to get to know one another. Both groups hope this will become a tradition, alternating between Fort Collins and Boulder.

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Mānoa, ΙΑ

Hawaii’s only Dance Marathon, AlohaThon, was brought back to life in 2019 when it was co-sponsored by the Iota Alpha Chapter. It was so amazing to dance For the Keiki (“children” in Hawaiian)!

Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University, ΑΛ

The Alpha Lambda Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day by selling “Carnations for a Cause.” For one dollar, people purchased a carnation with a laminated picture of a Miracle child with his or her story. This event raised over $300 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Nicholls State University, ΚΗ

Phi Mu Kappa Eta won Songfest 2019 with the performance Freaky PHIday! It has been 13 years since Kappa Eta has walked away with the trophy, and every chapter member was very proud of the win! Throughout the week leading up to Songfest, members participated in trivia contests, outdoor games, a Penny Wars fundraising event and a food drive. The chapter also earned the Panhellenic Intramural Cup and was named Greek Week Overall Champions.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana, ΚΙ

Kappa Iota Chapter partnered with a local high school student for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Chapter members helped her paint the windows of downtown Natchitoches, La., to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The Girl Scout Gold Award Project has to be something sustainable, and the women were honored to help this student.

Southeastern Louisiana University, ΑΨ

The members of Alpha Psi had a great time celebrating Founders’ Day! Collegians and alumnae met at the One Thirteen Restaurant and shared the day celebrating 167 years of sisterhood. Sisters enjoyed a great meal and spent some quality time bonding over Phi Mu. It was a great day filled with laughter and Phi Mu love!

Minnesota

University of Minnesota, ΖΗ

Zeta Eta Chapter held a weekly “Sister Social Hour” in the chapter suite. The events provided a set time for members to enjoy each other’s company outside a chapter meeting. Members held a philanthropy event, “Phry Mu,” where guests were charged admission to enjoy a 1950s diner-themed evening filled with french fries from a variety of restaurants and an assortment of delicious toppings.

Missouri

 University of Missouri, Χ

In the spring, Chi Chapter sisters welcomed 14 new members to the chapter at a Bid Day with the theme “Lucky Mu.” Several members spent their spring breaks volunteering through Mizzou Alternative Breaks in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Colorado and other locations.

Nebraska

University of Nebraska – Lincoln, ΖΓ

Zeta Gamma members Noelle Ervin and Alyssa Jones served as Chairman and Co-Chairman of the University of Nebraska’s Out of the Darkness Walk. The mission of the walk is to raise awareness of suicide prevention and erase the stigma surrounding mental illness. Noelle has been involved with the Out of the Darkness Walk since she was a freshman. This year it had over 250 attendees, including many Zeta Gamma members who went to support their sisters!

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University, ΕΕ

Epsilon Epsilon hosted a new philanthropy event last semester called Miracle Madness. The campus community joined the chapter in playing mini-basketball games and eating baked goods and mac-and-cheese, all while raising money for CMN Hospitals!

Texas

Texas Christian University, ΕΙ

In the spring, the Epsilon Iota Chapter introduced a new philanthropy event, Miracle Chairs. It is a huge game of musical chairs played in the TCU Commons to benefit Cook Children’s, Fort Worth’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Teams from different campus organizations took part and helped raise nearly $3,000. Members cannot wait to see how Miracle Chairs will grow in the coming years!