The History of Our Organization

Phi Mu was founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and is the second oldest sorority in the nation. They have provided social opportunities, a support network, and personal enrichment resources to members for over 150 years. In that time, over 175,000 Phi Mu women have been vibrant members of college campuses, having had chartered over 228 chapters.

Our Symbols

The official Phi Mu colors are rose and white. Their famous symbol is the Quatrefoil and the Fraternity flower is the Rose Color Carnation.


If you're wondering about the balance between the social aspects of college life and the classroom education you've set out to achieve, keep this in mind: achieving academic excellence is a high priority for Phi Mu. As a demonstration of their commitment to scholarship, Phi Mu endowed the first-of-its-kind National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) fund for an academic focus program. Phi Mu also programs a commitment to learning into its chapter and member development efforts, and through Phi Mu Foundation, recognizes outstanding academic achievement through awards programs, such as a silver charm for members who achieve a 4.0 for a semester, and over $100,000 in scholarships each year for undergraduate and graduate members who excel academically.