Phi Mu was founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia by Mary Ann (Dupont) Lines, Mary Elizabeth (Myrick) Daniel and Martha Bibb (Hardaway) Redding. It began as the Philomathean Society, a literary society, and is the second oldest secret society for women in the nation. The Philomathean Society became Phi Mu Fraternity in 1904. 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.
The Eta Beta Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity was re-established at the University of Washington in January of 2015. Our charter class was initiated on March 6 and our chapter was officially rechartered on March 7, 2015. We have a beautiful, new home on 17th Avenue which is a one-minute walk from campus. Inside, we have a spacious study area, a cozy TV lounge, a gym and rooms for our members. When the weather is sunny, we love having movie nights with our sisters in the backyard!