Phi Mu Fraternity
Welcome to the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Phi Mu, at the College of Charleston. The Alpha Kappa chapter has been at CofC for over 75 years! Phi Mu was the 3rd sorority CofC, but was the 2nd sorority in the entire country Phi Mu was founded in Georgia, at the Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. It was the Alpha Kappa chapter of Phi Mu that prompted Phi Mu nationals to choose Children's Miracle Network Hospitals as Phi Mu's national philanthropy.
Phi Mu Fast Facts
Flower: Rose carnation
Colors: Rose and White
Motto: "Les Soeurs Fideles" (The Faithful Sisters)
Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women's organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.
The Alpha Kappa chapter of Phi Mu has been on the College of Charleston's campus for 77 years. Through the years, it has become a strong, diverse chapter that strives to exude love, honor, and truth in everything it does. This website is just a glimpse of what we pride ourselves on: sisterhood, scholarship, philanthropy, diversity, history, and tradition.
We have contributed to Phi Mu nationally. Due to the hard work of one of our own who presented a new philanthropy option to Phi Mu National Council, Phi Mu adopted Children's Miracle Network Hospitals as their national philanthropy in the 1980s. Every year we hold and Oyster Roast in the fall. All proceeds go towards Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In the Spring, we attend the College of Charleston Dance Marathon.
Sisterhood should be one of the main reasons to join a sorority, especially Phi Mu! Without a doubt our chapter has a true sisterhood - one where everyone knows more than your name and where you can be yourself. Adjusting to a new group of girls can be tough, but in our new member program, there is no doubt that every new member will feel at home. We do activities such as Sisterhood Retreat in the fall, movie nights with the whole chapter, and potlucks!
We generally have social functions each month. Mixers and date parties are normally themed socials at an outside venue with at least one other fraternity and/or sorority. Some of the themes from our past mixers and date parties include: our Annual Halloween Mixer, Redneck Yacht Club, BonnaMU, and a Famous Couples Date Party. We also have Semi Formal every fall, and Formal every spring