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 top priority for Phi Mu.
Phi Mu University is a resource offering a comprehensive approach to academic support for Phi Mus. It encompasses content-specific assistance along with an introspective assessment for collegiate Phi Mus looking to improve their academic standing. Phi Mu University supports members at varying levels of academic achievement and focus of study.
Phi Mu University’s content-specific support comes through a partnership with StudyEdge (a direct to student company based in Gainesville, Florida). Video tutorials and practice materials in 25 subjects that are “historically difficult” for a wide range of students are available to collegiate Phi Mus free of charge. Additionally, Phi Mus have access to Tutor Matching Service, currently in use by 32 four-year institutions, a website that connects students to tutors across the country. Tutor Matching Service promises a 100% guarantee for their tutors’ services – if a student is not satisfied with her tutoring session, she receives a full refund. Each collegiate Phi Mu receives a credit towards her first tutoring session through this partnership.
Research also shows that academic success hinges on a student’s ability to manage her time, stay organized, apply study skills, maintain motivation and manage stress. The second component of Phi Mu University addresses this area of academic support. The Academic Profiler is an introspective assessment that connects Phi Mus to resources that support their success in five areas that affect academic success – goal setting & apathy, time management, organization, study skills and stress & anxiety. The Phi Mu University program is centered on the whole student, ensuring that Phi Mus are aware of their personal habits and practices that affect academic success.
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.