★ WHY JOIN PHI MU? ★
Generosity. Acceptance. Inclusion. Empowerment. Love.
These qualities, along with countless others, are what makes me fall in love with Phi Mu more and more each day. I am constantly surrounded by women who exhibit these five characteristics and selflessly use them to inspire and help others. I have never walked into our house and felt judged, excluded, or as though I didn’t belong. From the very first day that I stepped foot into the Phi Mu house, I felt as though I was loved and appreciated for exactly who I was.
Coming from out-of-state, knowing not a single person at UF, and having no idea about the campus culture here, I was lost during recruitment and hoped that I would find the place that would push me to be the best version of myself and where I would feel most comfortable. When I ran home to Phi Mu, what struck me the most was how everyone I met truly showed me that I was valued and cared for, and most importantly, that they were willing to meet me where I was. I cannot express how much I have grown towards becoming the best version of myself, which I fully owe to the people I have met in this chapter. I was never pushed to become someone that I was not, but the sisterhood that I have immersed myself in has brought out my best qualities and driven me to become the leader and friend that I have always wanted to be.
Phi Mu is a place where you can celebrate your successes and work through your mistakes. I know that whenever I step into the house, there is at least one person, but most likely many more than that, that can be a shoulder for me to lean on or that can make me laugh until my stomach hurts. Being surrounded by genuine and welcoming people daily is such a heartwarming and remarkable feeling. I have never felt more empowered, celebrated, and loved in my entire life than since after I ran home to Phi Mu. No matter who you are or where you come from, you will be celebrated and appreciated in Phi Mu.
Provisional Member Director