Recommend a Member to Phi Mu

Phi Mu alumnae have an opportunity to recommend other vibrant women to join Phi Mu’s bond of sisterhood through formal recruitment at a college or university with a collegiate chapter. If you know outstanding women that have leadership potential, shared values and exemplify our founders’ ideals of love, honor and truth, you’re invited to recommend them for membership into the Fraternity!

Accessing a Reference Form or Legacy Introduction Form

In order to recommend a potential new member or introduce a legacy, log into your My Phi Mu Account to download, print, complete and submit the form electronically.

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Log in and complete the Online Reference Form or Legacy Introduction Form. By completing the form to the best of your ability, you’ll be able to highlight all of the valuable information a chapter needs to know about a potential new member.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between ‘reference’ and ‘Recommendation Form’ or ‘letter of recommendation?’

In Phi Mu, we tend to use these terms interchangeably. For example, the chapter member responsible for collecting, organizing and managing the Recommendation Forms received is called the Reference Chairman while alumnae and collegiate members typically refer to the form itself as a ‘rec.’

Who is a Phi Mu legacy?

Phi Mu defines a legacy as a sister, half-sister, step-sister, daughter, step-daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of a Phi Mu in good standing with the Fraternity.

Is a recommendation required?

In accordance with Phi Mu’s eligibility for membership requirements, a Potential New Member (PNM) can be endorsed by a Phi Mu alumnae chapter or an individual Phi Mu alumna. In absence of such endorsement, the chapter Membership Selection Board shall be empowered to make a membership endorsement. The chapter Membership Selection Board is composed of three collegiate members and two alumnae – Chapter President, Membership Director, Reference Chairman, Chapter Adviser and Membership Adviser.

I was contacted by a PNM whom I do not know or do not know well. Should I complete a recommendation for her?

No. An individual alumna or an Alumnae Chapter Reference Committee must be personally acquainted with a PNM to endorse her for membership. Alumnae are discouraged from completing recommendation forms for PNMs whom they do not know personally.

Where can I find Phi Mu’s recommendation form?

We are happy to offer an online form which can be submitted electronically, as well as a printable form that can be emailed or physically mailed to a chapter. You will be prompted to log in to the My Phi Mu members-only portal to access either version of the form. If you need assistance to access your online account or create a login, please call Phi Mu National Headquarters at 770-632-2090. Please see the Online Recommendation Form Guide for additional information about completing the online form.

When should I submit a recommendation?

Recommendations should be received by the chapter before the start of their primary recruitment (“formal recruitment”). Some campuses or chapters may ask to receive recommendations earlier in order to ensure they have ample time to review and organize all recommendations. As a general courtesy, it is a good idea to submit recommendations for fall recruitment no later than August 1 and no later than January 1 for winter/spring recruitment.

There is an option on the Recommendation Form to not endorse the PNM. What does that mean?

Refusal to endorse a PNM means that you do not think this woman upholds high moral and social standards and you would not recommend her for membership.

Does my recommendation guarantee that a PNM will receive a bid? Or does my refusal to endorse a PNM guarantee that she will not receive a bid?

No. Recommendations do not guarantee anything; they are simply what their name states – a recommendation. Our collegiate chapters, along with the guidance of the chapter Membership Selection Board, reserve the right to make their own membership selection decisions

I don’t know a Phi Mu but want a recommendation. Can I connect with a Phi Mu alumna to be considered for a reference?

CLICK HERE to access our chapter locator and find an alumnae chapter near you.

Have Additional Questions?

Contact Phi Mu National Headquarters at 770-632-2090 or email membership@phimu.org.