New Member Experience
The Phi Program – This eight-week new member program enhances the Phi Mu Experience by helping new members transition into Fraternity membership. The online component includes an orientation, expectations of membership and journal prompts which help our new members begin their lifetime involvement in Phi Mu. The online modules in partnership with Phi meetings provide new members with the framework for personal, academic, social and professional growth.
In addition to the Phi Program, new members are required to commit to meetings and events that the chapter feels will most benefit our sisterhood and their development as Phi Mu women - from activities including all of Rutgers Greek Life to philanthropy events supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, to sisterhood retreats and more. New members will work closely with our New Member Educator, Carly Unterweiser.
This also includes adhering to academic requirements and remaining in good academic standing, for which the chapter provides support. Our required GPA is 2.75 per member, while the Rutgers Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs requires a 2.50 GPA for all students who wish to participate in Greek Life. Any questions or concerns can be directed towards our Academic Excellence Chair, Asha Bezwada, at PhiMuPhiNuAcademics@gmail.com.
New members are expected to meet financial obligations which will aid in the chapter's growth and success both on campus and nationally and are essential to providing the complete new member experience. New member fees are approximately $800. Payment plans are available, and any questions or concerns can be directed towards our Treasurer, Catherine Gural, at PhiMuPhiNuTreasurer@gmail.com.
All students who would like to participate in Greek recruitment must register through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, and may do so here: http://greekrecruitment.rutgers.edu/register/
New AND existing members are held to the same standard regarding membership. As a Phi Mu, you are a lady - in all respects.
A. Chapter Development Policy-- Chapter development programs are to educate and inform each member about the Fraternity and to aid each member in reaching her full potential.
B. Financial Policy-- All members including Phis are expected to keep current in all financial obligations. Failure to do so will result in loss of good standing in chapter matters and deprivation of social privileges. Any member or Phi delinquent in dues will be asked to meet individually with the Discipline Committee and treasurer to find a solution to the problem.
New Member Fees/Dues (Spring 2020): $894.18
Initiated Member Fees/Dues (Fall 2020) Out-of-house: $987.68
Initiated Member Fees/Dues (Fall 2020) In-house: $812.68
Initiated Member Fees/Dues (Spring 2021) Out-of-house: $737.68
Initiated Member Fees/Dues (Spring 2021) In-house: $562.68
Housing (46 Union St.): New members are expected to live in the house for one year per Phi Mu bylaw.
- Maximum occupancy of chapter house: 31
- Single occupancy rate per semester: $12,000.00 (flat rate*)
- Double occupancy rate per semester: $10,000.00 (flat rate*)
- Parking: $450/semester
*Inclusive of the following: rent, wifi/cable, laundry facilities, parlor fee, utilities, cleaning service
C. Academic Excellence Policy-- High scholastic achievement and careful attention to the scholastic requirements of the university shall be vital concerns of all members and Phis. Each Phi Mu shall strive to do her best academically for the betterment of herself and the chapter as a whole. Each individual must maintain at least a Semester 2.75 Grade Point Average. Any member falling below the required GPA will be in bad standing for the entire semester and will be referred to the Discipline Committee.
D. Standard of Ethical Conduct Policy -- All members and Phis shall share equally in the responsibility of upholding traditions of good conduct both on and off-campus. All university regulations and all Phi Mu policies and ruling shall be upheld and observed, and all actions that might reflect unfavorably on the individual or the Fraternity shall be avoided.
Hazing & Alcohol Policy
Phi Mu has a zero-tolerance policy for hazing. The Phi Program aims to foster good relationships between sisters and enrich the sisterhood experience in positive ways. We do not allow any negative treatment or belittlement of provisional members as they are all considered sisters and treated with the same respect and dignity
Alcohol is not to be provided to or consumed by, any sisters under 21. It is not to be present at any recruitment event. Sisters over 21 may drink socially but are expected to behave appropriately and in a way that is becoming of a Phi Mu woman and compliant with our expectations. Drinking is not permitted in Phi Mu clothing/paraphernalia, and our letters or likeness are not to be associated with alcohol or illegal substances. Members under the age of 21 may not post photos containing alcoholic beverages, and members over 21 may only do so if they are in a tasteful manner
Any members found violating the two above policies will be met with disciplinary action.