Phi Mu Fraternity and the National Women's History Museum Announce Historic Alliance

For Immediate Release

Las Vegas, Nev.—The National Women’s History Museum and Phi Mu Fraternity announced today an alliance creating a national collaboration to educate and inspire Phi Mu collegiate and alumnae members about the Museum and its mission. Through active participation in national and local philanthropic efforts, Phi Mu will impact lasting change and help contribute to the Museum’s innovative educational programs and building a national women’s history museum in Washington, DC. The announcement was made at the fifty-fifth biennial Phi Mu National Convention in held in Las Vegas, Nev.

“The National Women’s History Museum is very proud and honored to form this alliance with Phi Mu,” said NWHM Board Chair Susan D. Whiting. “Who better to help us fulfill our mission than the future trailblazers and history makers of Phi Mu?”

For more than 160 years, Phi Mu’s 200,000 collegiate and alumnae women have been vibrant members of college campuses and in their communities. The Fraternity has chartered more than 247 chapters nationwide.

“Phi Mu’s engaged citizens who pursue their passions and make the world a better place will now turn their energies toward supporting the National Women’s History Museum,” said Phi Mu National President Beth Monnin. “Our collegiate members and alumnae are excited to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation, contribute to a growing state-of-the-art online presence, and educate and inspire our members about NWHM and its mission.”

The organizations made this announcement in front of nearly 700 Phi Mu collegiate members and alumnae at their biennial national convention in Las Vegas, Nev.


About Phi Mu

Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women’s organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.

About the National Women’s History Museum

Founded in 1996, the National Women's History Museum has researched, collected, and exhibited women's contributions to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of our nation's history engaging people with our interactive website, online and physical exhibits, education programs, live presentations, and social media to ensure we tell those stories. Through these efforts and its future physical presence, the Museum serves as a guiding light to inspire people regardless of gender, class, race, or culture to move into the future with respect, equal confidence, greater partnership, and opportunity. A place where visitors can expand their understanding of women's roles and leave with a compete view of American history. For additional information visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.