Phi Mu

University of Missouri-Columbia

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Why Join Phi Mu

 Maybe you have it all figured out, maybe not. In either case you'll need friends to help you along the way. Girlfriends. Sisters. Friends committed to you through a lifetime of ups and downs. Friends who'll help you grow as a person and as a leader. Friends who'll be there when you realize that you really don't have it all figured out. Friends who'll need you to be there for them, too. You know the type. They are the girlfriends who demonstrate that BFF sort of connection with you. They are there to build you up and to be by your side as you build up others. They have a special sort of energy about them. They are vibrant. And they're looking forward to friending you at Phi Mu.

Four Reasons YOU should be a Phi Mu:

  • To Make Friends
  • To Be The Best You
  • For An Opportunity To Lead
  • Because You Like To Help Others


Choosing to join a sorority can be a difficult decision. Going through recruitment as a potential member, you are exposed to all of Mizzou's wonderful Greek chapters. Each sorority is unique and each has something special to offer new members. Since the decision is such a personal one, some of our members want to share why they joined Phi Mu:

"Growing up as an only child had its perks, but I knew I always wanted sisters that I could share everything with.  When I decided to come to Mizzou I was given some advice: get involved in a philanthropy and join a sorority.  Recruitment was difficult and toward the end of the week I still had no idea where I belonged.  On Preference Day a couple seniors gave speeches about what Phi Mu has meant to them and how the sisterhood has shaped their lives.  A girl got up in front of all of the potential new members and shared a story about when her mother became sick.  The entire house rallied around her and supported her through the entire process.  This struck a chord with me and I began crying in the middle of the ceremony.  Everything she was saying was exactly what I was looking for in a sisterhood.  Kindness, support, love, honor and truth.  I knew at that moment I had found my home for the next four years and I had found the sisters I would have for a lifetime.  A couple months later when all of the new members were getting their Bigs I was thrilled with who had chosen me to be their little.  I was also introduced to the rest of the family and the girl who made me cry at Preference Day was my Grandbig.  I was sure at that moment that I was meant to be a Phi Mu and this place truly is a home."

-Thalia Sass, Pledge Class 2012

"Phi Mu is my rock. No matter what, I know my sisters are there for me when I'm having the greatest day or going through one of my darkest times. To me, Phi Mu is a blessing. I have met so many amazing women and learned so much about myself and who I want to be. Being a Phi Mu means you are a part of something that lasts a lifetime. I know that I will not only carry the relationships I've made with my sisters throughout my four years at Mizzou, but for the rest of my life."

-Emily Love, Pledge Class 2012

"I didn't think sorority life was for me. None of my family members are Greek, and I knew absolutely nothing about it. A few of the girls from my high school were going through recruitment so I decided to as well, just to see what would happen. I had no idea that I would be invited to become a part of one of the greatest sisterhoods on campus and become friends with some of the greatest women I have ever known. I didn't know right away that Phi Mu was the perfect place for me.  I realize now that if I could go back, there is nowhere else on campus that I can see myself rather than than in this sorority with these beautiful women who strive for excellence every day. I found somewhere I belonged even though I wasn't looking for it. I myself always try to be the best woman, student, and friend I can be. Phi Mu offers me a place to become a better person in all these aspects. Phi Mu also offers incredible leadership and scholarship opportunities. For an aspiring journalist like myself, I was able to connect right away with sisters who were journalism majors themselves, and I felt like the huge campus of Mizzou became a lot smaller. When I went through recruitment and was invited to join Phi Mu, I didn't think that I was being invited into a sisterhood that would bestow upon me amazing sisters and incredible opportunities to grow and mature. There is no place that I would rather be than hΦMe here at Phi Mu." 

-Sara Maslar-Donar, Pledge Class 2011

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