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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.

Phi Mu Facts

National founding: 1852

UF founding: 1949

Chapter Name: Alpha Nu

Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 

Symbol: Quatrefoil

Flower: Pink Carnation

Colors: Rose and white 

Motto: Les Soeur Fidels


Our Chapter 

The Alpha Nu chapter of Phi Mu was chartered at the University of Florida in 1949. Since then,  our chapter has remained dedicated to sisterhood, philanthropy, and leadership. Our active sisters and alumnae are a diverse, supportive, and talented group of women who take Alpha Nu with them wherever they may go. 

We are proud to have been awarded UF Panhellenic Chapter of the Year
in both 2020 and 2021! 

Our Home

Our house was renovated in 2019 and now features a third story. More than 60 sisters live in house each year, but the entire chapter calls 1152 East Panhellenic Drive home.

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