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, Kass Scheese.
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, Alexa Przybojewski, 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, Colleen Clancy, 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 in regards to membership. As 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 in order 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.
Total New Members Fees/Dues: $862.50
Initiated Member Fees/Dues (Newly & Out of House): $1,056
Initated Member Fees/Dues (Newly & In House): $881.00
Initated Member (Out of House): $806.00
Initiated Member (In House): $631.00
- Maximum occupancy of chapter house: 30
- Triple occupancy rate per semester: $6000.00
- Inclusive of the following: rent, wifi/cable, laundry facilities, parlor fee, utilities, parking, cleaning service
Meal Plan Fees:
- Meal Plan Cost for In-House Members: included
- Meal Plan for Out of House Members: $800.00
- Meal Plan Includes: a continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner - five days per week and the Chapter Chef leaves meal supplies to use on the weekends
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.