Phi Mu Women's Fraternity

Lambda Zeta Chapter


Founded Nationally: Wesleyan College, March 4, 1852

Chartered at Upstate: 1993

Symbol(s): Quatrefoil & Lion

Color(s): Rose and White

Nickname(s): None

National Affiliation: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)

Minimum National Requirements*: 

Chapter Instagram: phimu_upstate

Phi Mu Women's Fraternity National Website

Two Sisters of Phi Mu stand on either side of another sister while they kiss her on the cheek

Phi Mu Fraternity is the second-oldest Greek organization for women. Chapter members are involved in numerous campus organizations such as SGA, Gamma Beta Phi, intramural sports, Student Nursing Association, Teaching Fellows, TEACh, and orientation staff.

Notable accomplishments for members include Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, Greek Woman of the Year, and Outstanding GPA among Greek Organizations for two consecutive semesters. The sisters of Phi Mu strive daily to live their creed. Love, honor and truth are lifelong ideals of a Phi Mu.

Members raise awareness and money for their national philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. CMNH raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Every donation given stays in the community where it was donated; thereby ensuring local children receive the support.

Phi Mu is committed to raising at least $500,000 for CMNH annually. The USC Upstate chapter hosts many philanthropic events to support CMNH, including Dance Marathon, the Mr. Phi Mu Pageant, “Corn & ‘Que” percent nights at local restaurants, CMNH bracelet sales and Handprints for Hope.

Sisters enjoy monthly sisterhood events that include baseball games, s’mores by the fire, movie nights, fitness classes, and ice cream socials. The chapter regularly hosts programming at chapter meetings on important topics such as interview skills, personal finances and health and wellness. In addition to sisterhood events and chapter meetings, the chapter also hosts family socials and events with other Greek organizations.

Some notable Phi Mu‘s are Kathryn Stockett (author of The Help), Debbie Phelps (author and mother of Michael Phelps), Pat Mitchell (President of PBS), Mary Weber (astronaut) and Susan Harling (inspiration for the play and movie Steel Magnolias).


* These are the national minimum requirements. Chapters may have higher standards. Please reach out directly to the chapter to inquire about their chapter requirements.


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