Summer 2019 Collegiate and Alumnae Pride – Beta Area

“Phi Mu America” is an informal term that is used to describe all of our members and chapters, but 175,000 total lifetime 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 Beta Area consists of 16 states in the northeast, from Michigan to Maine, West Virginia to Wisconsin. Here is what our chapters, both collegiate and alumnae, have been up to lately!

Connecticut

University of Hartford, ΨΒ

Chapter member Breanna Wigdzinski put “To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand” into action during Alternative Spring Break. She worked in Eastern North Carolina to help build houses for people affected by Hurricane Florence. By dedicating her spring break to others, Breanna truly embodied the values of Phi Mu.

Illinois

Elmhurst College, ΡΘ

Rho Theta Chapter had the highest Fall GPA of any fraternity/sorority organization on campus. In April, members celebrated the chapter’s 10th anniversary at the second-annual Carnation Ball where alumnae, family and friends ate, danced and raised money for CMN Hospitals! The chapter also started a new philanthropy event, the Mu-lyWed Game Show, where couples compete to see who knows each other best while raising money for Phi Mu Foundation. Rho Theta continued its annual campus-wide sexual assault awareness campaign “Donut Think You Are Alone” and its Women’s Day Brunch in  March.

Indiana

Ball State University, ΡΓ

Rho Gamma Chapter raised over $10,000 during Dance Marathon and placed first overall in volleyball intramurals. The chapter also hosted a successful Phi Hop, a breakfast buffet to raise money in the community in support of CMN Hospitals.

Indiana University, ΔΑ

Among several philanthropy events in the last academic year was Delta Alpha’s Bonnamu concert that raised over $7,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Two local bands performed along with two sisters, Abby Mann and Lauren Keesling.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, ΡΑ

To honor its 30th anniversary, Rho Alpha raised a record $30,251.57 toward Jagathon’s $605,178.24 total. The chapter received the Top Fundraising Team Award for the 10th year in a row. Chapter members are invested in supporting their philanthropy because CMN Hospital Riley Hospital for Children is on the IUPUI campus. Rho Alpha has been “For the Kids” for 30 years and is excited to provide support for many more years to come.

Purdue University, ΔΕ

Delta Epsilon Chapter holds an annual philanthropy event to benefit Phi Mu Foundation for which members open the chapter house to the Purdue University community and serve brunch. It is always a great way to raise money for the Foundation, as well as positively promote Phi Mu on campus.

University of Evansville, ΔΛ Chapter Association

Six years ago, the Delta Lambda Chapter Association organized to keep alumnae involved and informed, and to help local alumnae to support the collegiate chapter. Since 2013, the chapter association has provided $8,400 in assistance. These dedicated women are wonderful examples of how Phi Mu membership is truly for a lifetime.

Michigan

Detroit Alumnae Chapter

The Detroit Alumnae Chapter held a brunch to honor Courtney Ford, PB, president of the Detroit Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Fifteen sisters attended the brunch at Slow’s BBQ in Detroit.

Grand Valley State University, ΡΗ

Every year Rho Eta Chapter hosts a fundraiser called the “Just for Kids Meal.” Chapter members were thrilled to have a Miracle Family from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital share their courageous story. It was inspiring and heartwarming to show the nearly 400 guests that their donations go to deserving families in the community.

University of Michigan-Dearborn, ΡΒ

Rho Beta Chapter had the highest GPA average among Panhellenic groups on campus for the spring 2019 semester. The chapter supported the M3 campaign by raising money through penny wars, a garage sale and Pie a Phi Mu. Sisters also competed in the school’s Greek Week and won the lip-sync event, Mock Rock!

New York

Adelphi University, Ψ

In the spring of 2019, Psi Chapter welcomed its first Phi class of 28 amazing women! Throughout their first recruitment experience as a chapter, sisters bonded and enhanced their love of Phi Mu and each other. This growing chapter is looking forward to many more recruitment seasons!

Binghamton University, ΨΓ

Psi Gamma Chapter had a very busy spring semester! The women were recognized for having the highest GPA on campus for Panhellenic sororities, a 3.6 overall. The chapter also hosted Battle of the Besties, a Newlywed Game-style competition for best friends that raised nearly $1,000 for CMN Hospitals. Sisters have been getting CPR certified; the goal is to have everyone in the chapter get their certification.

Pace University, ΨΔ

Psi Delta Chapter at Pace University celebrated its Bid Day on March 6, 2019. The new members grew together throughout the semester by bonding at the Phi Retreat and being involved on campus and across New York City. They were officially installed as the Psi Delta Chapter on May 4, 2019, by National President Andie Kash, ΔΗ.

Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio Alumnae Chapter

January brought sisters together for an evening of games and to create game night care packages which were delivered to the chapter’s heart-to-heart collegiate chapters. In February, alumnae joined with area collegians for their annual Founders’ Day luncheon, where special guest Mandi Young, KM, from Phi Mu Foundation informed guests about the many giving opportunities within Phi Mu. The March wine-tasting fundraiser included family members and friends and benefited CMN Hospitals.

Kent State University, ΡΚ

Rho Kappa held a Mom’s Day painting class, and over 100 participants joined in on the fun. The family members were able to see a little of what it means to be a part of Phi Mu. The chapter also held its second-annual spring philanthropy event, Carnation Bowl, a flag football tournament for members of the fraternity/sorority community to take part in.

Miami University, ΒΗ

In the spring, the Beta Eta Chapter partnered with Delta Upsilon to host Puddle Pull, one of the chapter’s favorite events! Nine women were on the team, and the rest of the chapter was there to cheer them on! Phi Mu won the Spring 2018 Puddle Pull.

Youngstown, Ohio Alumnae Chapter

Youngstown alumnae met at the home of Mrs. Georgia Elash Barkett, ΔM, in honor of Founders’ Day. The service was conducted by President Mrs. Paulette Dolyak Malie, ΔM. Georgia Barkett and Stephanie Eagleton, ΔM, received their 50-year pins, and each member was presented with a pink carnation.

University of Cincinnati, ΔΖ

The Delta Zeta Chapter at the University of Cincinnati remained busy throughout the spring semester with plenty of fun and exciting sisterhood events, philanthropy events and welcoming new members! The Sisterhood Development Chairman, Makensie Neville, planned a fun two-day retreat at Camp Kern and a winter tubing event at Perfect North. The chapter also participated in UC Dance Marathon, where members raised $10,000 as a chapter and $80,000 as a campus.

Pennsylvania

Muhlenberg College, ΦΚ

Phi Kappa Chapter members raised over $800 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the Desserts After Dark fundraiser. Sisters sold sweet treats in the student union and even delivered orders around campus. Members had the best time satisfying the student body’s late-night sweet tooth while raising money for the kids.

York College of Pennsylvania, ΦΗ

During the spring semester, the Phi Eta Chapter held its annual “Cats on Campus” event. The chapter partners with Heavenly Paws, a local animal shelter, to bring cats to campus for students to enjoy some stress-free playtime with furry friends!

New Jersey

Rutgers University, ΦΝ

The Phi Nu Chapter always looks forward to hosting the annual Casino Night philanthropy event where Rutgers students play games and participate in many different raffles. The chapter raised almost $13,000 in ticket sales and donations. This event is a great opportunity to bring together sisters and multiple university organizations.