Phi Mu and Childrens Miracle Network
One of the most rewarding parts of being a Phi Mu is being involved with a group of sisters dedicated to something more than themselves. In fact, the first line of the Phi Mu creed states, "To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand," and we strive to make our philanthropic involvement more than something to put on a website or a slideshow. Not only does our Phi Mu chapter work together for our national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, but we also work in a variety of service projects that appeal to us beyond our Phi Mu calling.
Phi Mu and Central Valley Children's Hospital
Our Phi Mu chapter is partnered with a Children's Miracle Network hospital, Central Valley Children’s Hospital, in Madera, California. We raise funds and donate throughout the school year to benefit the hospital. Not only is it a joy to see them smile, but we have also seen that they make just as big—if not an even bigger—impact on our lives. We also deliver cards, toys and coloring books to the children so that they remember we care, even when we can’t see them face-to-face. Phi Mu hosts one major event each semester to benefit Children's Miracle Network and Central Valley Children's Hospital.
One of our favorite philanthropy events is Phiesta in the Fall! We raise funds for CMNH by selling nachos after the football game and providing a photo booth and music. In Fall 2016, we raised over $2,400!
Phi Mu Kickball
In the fall, along with Phiesta, we also hold Phi Mu Kickball. It is an all day tournament where each fraternity participates as their own team and the winner at the end of the day takes home bragging rights.
The seniors of Phi Mu host a fundraiser by volunteering to be pied to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The Greek and neighboring communities are invited to support our cause!
Mr. Phi Guy
In the spring, we host our Mr. Phi Guy competition. Mr. Phi Guy is a week long philanthropy in which each fraternity selects one brother to participate and represent their house. The chosen Mr. Phi Guy candidate competes all week against the other Mr. Phi Guy candidates from the other houses. Individual events include: talent, skits, Phi Mu wear, swimsuit wear, and formal wear. In addition to the individual events, fraternity members are able to contribute by participating in events like a coin drive. The closing event of the week is a soccer tournament which was open to all fraternities at Fresno State's campus.
This past spring, Sigma Chi took home the title of Mr. Phi Guy and Alpha Sigma Phi won the soccer tournament and a trophy! This past year the event raised lots of toys and over $2,200 that were directly donated back to Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.
Phi Mu loves participating in fraternity philanthropies. Each semester, we participate in 3-4 fraternity philanthropies and help raise money for that specific fraternity's organization. This past year, we have won Delta Sigma Phi's Powderpuff and Dodgeball Tournament, Lambda Chi Alpha's Watermelon Bust, and Sigma Chi's Derby Days!
The Fresno Bee hosts and prints out newspapers all benefitting the Central Valley Children's hospital to raise awareness and funds for research and support of the hospital. Phi Mu proudly participates every year along with other chapters in the Greek community. Phi Mu has been one of the top selling Panhellenic Sorority on campus and we plan to continue the tradition every year!
Other Community Activities
Not only does Phi Mu support CMNH, we also support other causes throughout our community, from collecting cans for the local food pantry to volunteering with our local Girl Scouts or donating blood to save a life, Phi Mu loves to give back and is there to Lend a Helping Hand.