Starting a New Phi Mu Chapter

Perhaps you’re interested in bringing Phi Mu to your campus. We’ve worked with others to bring the Phi Mu experience to their schools. Yet there still remains an air of mystery surrounding the process of starting a Phi Mu chapter.

Adding a chapter to a collegiate campus is a process regulated by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The NPC has developed specific criteria to direct the process. To form any new sorority on your campus, you should first talk with your Fraternity and Sorority Life advisor or Office of Student Activities to determine if your campus will open for extension and what you can do to start that process.

The NPC has an Extension Committee that works with universities with the process of starting new chapters or creating a new Panhellenic system. You can contact the NPC administrative office at to learn more about starting the process on your campus.


If you are a local sorority not affiliated with an NPC group and would like to become a Phi Mu chapter, please contact the National Panhellenic Conference Extension Chairman and refer to the extension information on the NPC website.

New Phi Mu Chapters

  • Michigan State as early as fall 2020.
  • Murray State University as early as fall 2019.
  • Texas Tech University to re-establish the Alpha Chi as early as fall 2017.
  • Zeta Eta Chapter at the University of Minnesota was installed December 9, 2016.
  • Gamma Alpha Chapter at William & Mary re-established on November 20, 2016.
  • Zeta Zeta Chapter at Saint Louis University was installed on November 13, 2016.
  • Delta Beta Chapter at the University of Illinois re-established on November 12, 2016.
  • Rho Nu Chapter at Northern Kentucky University was installed on November 11, 2016.
  • Epsilon Iota Chapter at Texas Christian University was installed on November 4, 2016.
  • Eta Sigma Chapter at the University of California, Merced was installed on April 16, 2016.
  • Lambda Kappa Chapter at the University of South Carolina Beaufort was installed on April 10, 2016.
  • Eta Rho Chapter at California State University, Sacramento was installed on March 18, 2016.
  • Iota Alpha Chapter at the University of Hawaii was installed on November 15, 2015.
  • Psi Gamma Chapter at Binghamton University was installed on April 26, 2015.
  • Phi Omicron Chapter at La Salle University was installed on April 19, 2015.
  • Eta Beta Chapter at the University of Washington was installed on March 6, 2015.

How We Work Together

Phi Mu is dedicated to customizing our extension efforts to fit the needs of your campus. We promise to fit in, yet make a difference. Founded in 1852, 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.

We look forward to becoming a part of your campus. Phi Mu’s new chapters are successful because of the national and local support provided to the new chapter. Our chapter consultants, national and area officers, local advisory council, and staff create a support system that is designed uniquely for each new chapter. Phi Mu ensures that all new members have a rewarding experience while building a strong foundation for a successful chapter. When chosen to extend, Phi Mu representatives work closely with the college Panhellenic and Office of Greek Life throughout the extension and charter processes.

Following recruitment, resident chapter consultants guide the new chapter through the new member period, while helping them accomplish Installation requirements. Other chapter consultants, staff and/or officers visit the new chapter to assist with conducting the Formal Pledging Ceremony, officer training and the Initiation/Installation Ceremony.

After Installation, the chapter will still receive numerous visits from their chapter consultant and constant support from area advisers, the local advisory council, and National Headquarters staff. New chapters receive extra attention and assistance during their first five years to ensure a thriving Phi Mu chapter.