Letter From Recruitment Chair
Dear Potential New Members,
My name is Lauren Fentress, and I’m so excited to welcome you to Phi Mu at Transylvania University! I am honored to serve as the Membership Director, and even more proud to be part of the Delta Theta chapter. I’m so glad that you are interested in formal sorority recruitment here at Transy!
When I signed up for recruitment as I was heading into my freshman year here at Transy, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew that I wanted to be a part of something on campus, but was never really interested in “going Greek.” However, the night before applications were due, my roommate convinced me to just do it. And what a wonderful surprise it turned out to be! Signing up for recruitment and joining Phi Mu is easily the best decision I have made in my college career. Transy’s Greek Life is so amazing because it connects you not only with a tight-knit circle of the members in the chapter you’re a part of, but it also introduces you to the Panhellenic Community as well as the hundreds of other students that are in different organizations. The possibilities are truly endless when you decide to join, and it allows you to not only find your home within Transy’s community, but also gives you the opportunity to help make a change in your community and around the world.
Almost two years ago, I met the people that would be my future sisters. I didn’t know it then, but one day, I would be leading those sisters in the recruitment process. And I give full credit to the people in Phi Mu for giving me the courage to be a leader in our chapter. Our 46 members are all so different, unique, and special in their own ways. But what I find to be the greatest thing about this chapter is that despite these differences, there is so much in common between us. The people in Phi Mu are full of compassion, fearlessly themselves, support each other endlessly, and strive to make a difference. Best of all, they’ll drop just about anything to hop in the car and go on a late-night Cookout run with you!
While the recruitment process may seem scary, and even intimidating at times, I encourage everyone to sign up. My advice to you is to try not to feel nervous (easier said than done, I know) but most of all, to be your most authentic self. Go into this process with an open mind, ask all the questions, and have fun! If you have any questions about the recruitment process (or even Phi Mu!) please do not hesitate to reach out to me or the Transy Panhellenic Council (@transypanhel on Instagram).
It’s hard to put into words how grateful I am for this sisterhood. It’s easy to feel small on a college campus, but Phi Mu is now home for me. I hope that you sign up for recruitment, and find your home too.
I can’t wait to meet you in the Fall!
This is from our Phi Mu Officer Academy conference in January 2022, when we first started planning for this year's formal recruitment! We look forward to meeting everyone in person in September.
(Pictured, from left to right, Lauren F, Recruitment Chair; Caroline S, President; and Emma M, Phi Director)