OUR STORY

Founded in 1964, the Gamma Lambda chapter of Phi Mu is an ambitious, spirited, and inclusive sisterhood with an enduring dedication to giving back to others.

 

Our home is the historic 1925 Brockwell House on Henderson Street, a Chapel Hill landmark located close to Franklin Street and campus. Complete with a study room, lounge, gallery, large backyard, generous bedrooms and more, its beauty reflects our chapter’s commitment to achieving our personal best.

 

Phi Mu National has continually recognized Gamma Lambda for sisterhood, scholarship, philanthropy, and alumnae relations, including the Outstanding Chapter and Top 5 Chapter in Charitable Contributions Awards. At UNC, we have been named Panhellenic Chapter of the Year four times. Additionally we have five Panhellenic Council Women of the Year sisters, and have been honored for Outstanding Community Service and Outstanding Alumni/Graduate Relations.

 

Our alumnae, with whom we share a close relationship, have been recognized as the Outstanding Chapter Association in the nation. They include a Miss UNC, UNC GAA Young Alumni Award, Frank Porter Graham Award recipient, two UNC Student Body Vice Presidents, a Forbes Magazine Top 10 College Woman, a New York Times best-selling author, and numerous Chancellor's Award recipients, Morehead-Cain, Robertson and Johnston Scholars, and members of UNC's Board of Visitors and GAA Board of Directors.

 

Many composites are hung throughout our treasured home, reminding us of the accomplished women who are our Gamma Lambda sisters. Together, for more than fifty years, we have shared the bond of our fraternity’s creed: “To practice day by day…love, honor, and truth.”

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PHI MU NATIONAL

Founded in 1852 in Macon, Georgia, our organization is the second oldest and one of the fastest growing sororities in the nation. We promote vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best. Nationwide, we help young women become better students, stronger professionals, and greater leaders by offering social opportunities, support networks, and personal enrichment resources.

For more than 160 years, Phi Mu has pursued its mission of providing personal and academic development, service to others, a commitment to excellence, and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. During this time, over 175,000 Phi Mu women have become vibrant members of more than 247 chartered chapters.

National Women's History Museum Alliance

Phi Mu is the first and only national Panhellenic Council organization to have a formal alliance with the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) in an effort to see it built in Washington, D.C., an initiative led by one of our own alumna sisters. Aligned with our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Phi Mu will leverage education, membership building, and programming to support the museum's eventual realization in Washington, D.C., the place where the stories of ALL American women will be told. 2020 marks the centennial of women gaining the right to vote, but there is still much work to be done. Let's build it! 

Facts:

Open Motto: Les Soeurs Fideles (The Faithful Sisters) | Flower: Carnation | Mascot: Sir Fidel | Symbol: Quatrefoil | Colors: Rose and White |

SCHOLARSHIP

Scholastic achievement is a top priority and source of pride for Phi Mu. Each week, our Academic Excellence Chair coordinates incentive programs to motivate members to improve their academic standing and oversees the implementation of our Academic Policy. She also monitors weekly study hours and organizes a Scholarship Banquet at the end of the spring semester to reward members who are high achievers in their school work. At this banquet, women who have a semester 4.0 GPA are awarded an Academic Excellence charm.

We are proud to have so many members in UNC's prestigious Greek Honor Societies, the Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha. Order of Omega is based upon outstanding leadership within UNC and fraternity/sorority community and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Sigma Alpha seeks members that earn a GPA of 3.5 or better at any point in their junior or senior year

Our ongoing goal, addressed through continual encouragement and support, is to ensure that all of our sisters achieve their highest academic potential by Graduation Day.

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

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UNC Phi Mu

211 Henderson Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514