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.
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)
Delta Phi Epsilon
Founded: March 17, 1917
Colors: Royal Purple & Pure Gold
Flower: The Lovely Purple Iris
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.
- 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.
Founded: March 4 1852
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.
- 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
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.
- 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!