Letter From Recruitment Chair
Dear Potential New Member,
Welcome to the University of Memphis! This year, I have the honor and privilege of serving as Phi Mu's Membership Director. Right now I am currently disassociated from Phi Mu to serve as an Orientation Guide and Frosh Fusion counselor! I know the past year or so has completely rocked our world in the most unexpected way possible. I know I never expected to be a fully online student, having to wear a mask and socially distance, and more. However, another thing I did not expect was the personal growth that I gained from this wild ride. I know that everyone in this world has changed for the better because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am so grateful for that. With that being said, I know that it can be difficult to picture what Greek life really looks like. I know it can seem scary and intimidating, I have been there. However, one thing that always rings true is that Phi Mu is steadfast in sisterhood. Even through an international pandemic, my sisters in Phi Mu were there for me, pushed me to be my best, and fostered new relationships with me that I would have never imagined. I honestly do not think I could have gotten through the pandemic or even my college career without my sisters in Phi Mu.
Phi Mu holds true to the values of love, honor, and truth in our sisterhood, service, and everyday life. For me, I love these values because they are truly attainable. Phi Mu does not expect anyone to be perfect. But we do want members to strive for more for themselves, to get involved with something bigger than themselves, and to love others fearlessly.
If I could give any personal advice for this year’s recruitment, it would consist of this little motto: “Be happy. Be hopeful. Be Humble.” One of my mentors throughout high school and college told me this every time I saw her and it always stuck. Being happy, hopeful, and humble also means being authentically YOU. Memphis is not a place where each chapter has a “cookie cutter” membership. All chapters at Memphis (especially Phi Mu) are extremely diverse and value differences in members. I encourage you to find in your heart what you are looking for in a sisterhood, and follow that throughout your time in recruitment.
I am so excited that you are interested in going through recruitment at the University of Memphis this year. Your journey through recruitment will be unique, special, energizing, tiring, and so much more. But overall, recruitment to me is humbling. Recruitment makes me so proud of the women in Phi Mu and in the Panhellenic community. The University of Memphis’s Panhellenic community is one that I am passionate about because of the overall love and appreciation of every chapter, and I can not wait for you to experience the beauty of Panhellenic life at Memphis and beyond!
We can not wait to meet you soon!