Phi Mu Fraternity, founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, was selected to form a colony at Huntingdon in April 2008. Phi Mu, which began as the Philomathean Society, a literary society, is the second oldest secret society for women in the United States. The fraternity has nearly 150,000 members in 120 collegiate chapters and 175 alumnae chapters across the United States. The Phi Mu Creed is based on the shared ideals of “Love, Honor, and Truth.” Phi Mus are committed to excellence in careers, classrooms, organizations, and personal lives. By setting high standards for membership and high expectations for its chapters, the fraternity encourages its members to do more, and to do it well. The national philanthropy for Phi Mu is the Children’s Miracle Network. All collegiate and alumnae chapters raise funds for or work on the annual CMN Telethon, and many also volunteer at CMN-affiliated hospitals. Most chapters also support other charities, and members are encouraged to be involved in their communities.
Related Sites: http://huntingdonc.phimu.org, http://www.phimu.org
- Motto: "Love, Honor, Truth"
- Colors: Rose and White
- Symbol: The Barbed Quatrefoil
- Flower: Pink Carnation
- Mascot: The Lion