Phi Alpha Mu's Mission Statement is as follows:
"Our mission is to promote love, trust, loyalty, and respect between each sister and to support growth and learning as individuals and as a group while providing service and compassion to our community, there by ensuring the survival of the group and the group's ideals."
Phi Alpha Mu's Crest appears as such:
Phi Alpha Mu's Membership Requirements are as follows:
You must be a female McDaniel College undergraduate student. You must (at least) be in your second semester of college as a transfer or freshman. Freshman students must have a minimum of a 2.50 GPA to gain membership and all others must have a 2.25.
Phi Alpha Mu's Mascot is the purple cow:
Phi Alpha Mu's Creed is as follows:
"Love and sisterhood, our principle, yet lofty ideals, are obtainable only through a concentrated effort by every member of Phi Alpha Mu. Membership in this sorority connotes responsibility, a willingness to give the most of ourselves at all times; for halfhearted efforts are meaningless and can do us no good.A sister must be willing to accept such a responsibility with pleasure. Membership also means unwavering loyalty to and pride in Phi Alpha Mu. If one, only one, member does not sincerely believe that she is part of "the best sorority on The Hill" and is not willing to work to keep it so, then as a consequence, the entire sorority will suffer. There are no secrets among the sisters of Phi Alpha Mu. Nothing can be called a secret when a group of women as large as us, share in its knowledge. Yet this sharing cannot reach beyond the bounds of our clubroom. How can we distinguish ourselves, what will make us different from any other group of persons if their awareness of our fortunes and problems is equal to ours? Upon formal initiation, a woman has committed herself to this responsibility, loyalty, and pride. This committment is not to be taken lightly, never to be forgotten, and never to be placed second to involvement in any activity."
Phi Alpha Mu's Values are as follows:
The three letters "Phi", "Alpha" and "Mu" stand for three seperate values; Philanthropy, Altruism, and Melioration.
We define Philanthropy to mean, "a love that binds all mankind. Such is the law of love: ceasing to give, we cease to have."
We define Altruism to mean, "a regard for and devotion to each one of our sisters and to the sorority's cohesiveness."
Finally, we define Melioration to mean, "to search for what is best in others and oneself and to develop this part in one's personality. It is truly better to deserve without receiving, than to receive without deserving."