Panhellenic Council


The Panhellenic Council at UM-Dearborn consists of three sororities that are recognized members of the National Panhellenic Conference.

UM-Dearborn's Panhellenic Council plans Adopt-A-Family projects, participates in March of Dimes walks, offers scholarships, sponsors a September 11th Vigil, and assists or coordinates other beneficial activities for sorority members and the campus community.

Mission Statement:

We, the Panhellenic women at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will strive to achieve excellence by promoting professional and personal growth while encouraging unity throughout the Greek Community. We will uphold and promote the ideals of academics, service, philanthropy, leadership, and sisterhood on our campus and into the surrounding communities. 

President                                  Savannah Rheinhart (Phi Mu)

VP Recruitment                         Kristin Crowley (Phi Sigma Sigma)

VP Finance                               Tiana DeVasier (Delta Phi Epsilon)

VP Philanthropy                        Ally Lewandowski (Delta Phi Epsilon)

VP Scholarship                         Ashley Strawser (Phi Mu)

Secretary                                  Janet Browne (Phi Sigma Sigma)

PR Director                               Helen Consiglio (Phi Sigma Sigma)

Panhellenic Advisors                  Lynda Dioszegi and Kristin McDonough

 

 

Delta Phi Epsilon


Founded:
March 17, 1917
Colors:
Royal Purple & Pure Gold
Flower:
The Lovely Purple Iris
Mascot:
Unicorn
Motto:
Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than to seem to be)
Nicknames:
DPhiE, Deephers
Philanthropies:
National Cystic Fibrosis; National Anorexia Nervosa & Association Disorders (ANAD); Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Yearly Events
: Date Auction; Late Night

History at UMD: Delta Phi Epsilon began as Beta Chi, founded at UM-Dearborn by six students in 1988. On January 14, 1990, Beta Chi received their National Charter as the Alpha Mu chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon.

Fun facts:

  • Delta Phi Epsilon was the first non-sectarian sorority founded at a professional school, meaning it had no affiliation with any religious group.  
  • Delta Phi Epsilon is the fastest growing of the 26 National Panhellenic organizations.                    
  • There are five active chapters in Michigan: UM-Dearborn, UM-Ann Arbor, Central Michigan, Northern Michigan and Lawrence Tech. 

 


 

Phi Mu

 

Founded: March 4 1852
Colors: Rose & White
Flower:
Rose Carnation
Mascot:
Lion, "Sir Fidel"
Motto: Les Soeurs Fideles (The Faithful Sisters)
Philanthropies:
Children Miracle Network; Phi Mu Foundation
Yearly Events:
Teeter-Totter-A-thon; Mr. UMD
Symbol: The Quatrefoil
Yearly Events: The Teeter Totter A Thon, Lunch Box Auction and Mr. UMD

History at UMD: On December 3, 1989 eight extraodinary women met and decided to join forces to make up the University of Michigan - Dearborn's first sorority. Amy Bowen, Anne Cooper, Kathy Danyo, Carolyn Free, Lisa Lamburt, Maryann Peirce, and Lisa Withrow transformed Kappa Gamma Beta, the local sorority name, into Phi Mu on December 3, 1989.

Fun Facts

  • Phi Mu began as a Philomathean Society (literary society), and is the second oldest secret society for women in the nation.
  • Phi Mu promotes vibrant living encouraging members to achieve their best.
  • Phi Mu's official name is Phi Mu Fraternity because it was founded before the word "sorority was commonly used for women's organizations.
  • There are three chapters in Michigan including Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, and UM-Dearborn.

 


Phi Sigma Sigma


Founded:
November 26, 1913
Colors:
King Blue & Gold
Flower:
American Beauty Rose
Mascot:
Sphinx
Motto:
Diokete Hupsala (Aim High)
Nicknames: Phi Sigs
Philanthropies:
The National Kidney Foundation; The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation; The Michigan Parkinsons Foundation.
Yearly Events:
Jail-n-Bail; Rock-A-Thon

History at UMD: Eight students founded Alpha Gamma Omega in fall of 1990. One and a half years later, in the spring of 1992, they were accepted as a colony within Phi Sigma Sigma. On March 6, 1993, they were chartered as the Zeta Omega Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Fun facts:

  • Phi Sig has over 110 active chapters in the US and Canada.
  • There are ten chapters in Michigan: UM-Dearbron, UM-Flint, Central Michigan, Northern Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Saginaw Valley, Oakland University, Siena Heights and Alma College.
  • The Phi Sigs at UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint are very close to one another!