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Our History

Phi Mu was founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia by Mary Ann (Dupont) Lines, Mary Elizabeth (Myrick) Daniel and Martha Bibb (Hardaway) Redding. It began as the Philomathean Society, a literary society, and is the second oldest secret society for women in the nation. The Philomathean Society became Phi Mu Fraternity in 1904.


Phi Mu is a women’s organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendships through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living encouraging members to achieve their personal best.

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Phi Mu Facts

Nickname: Phi Mu

National founding: 1852

UA founding: 1931

Chapter name: Alpha Zeta

Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Chapter values: Accountability, friendship, involvement, leadership, and personal development

Symbol: Quatrefoil

Flower: Pink Carnation

Colors: Rose and white

Motto: Les Soeur Fidels

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