TCU Panhellenic sororities welcomed the newest Greek organization to campus on Thursday.
More than 200 women accepted bids to Phi Mu Epsilon’s Iota chapter. The women are the first at TCU to join the sorority.
“Our bid day was the most unreal feeling,” said junior Nikki Tomlinson. “So many people from other sororities and fraternities were rooting us on and there to welcome the girls home.”
The women from the other sororities waved signs and cheered on the new members at the event in the Campus Commons.
“It’s a good way to show Panhellenic spirit and it’s not about your sorority in general, it’s supporting each other and that’s what TCU Panhellenic is all about,” said junior Emily Dodd, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Earlier in the semester, Phi Mu held its first recruitment process at TCU. Tomlinson said it gave them “an opportunity to show who Phi Mu is.”
Some new members said they liked the being part of the first group. “I think it will be really cool to help establish a positive image and have a leadership role in something so brand new on campus,” said sophomore Jayce Ramsey, a new member.
Panhellenic President Eden Reeves said Phi Mu’s philanthropy is the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. She said the women will also work with Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.
The sorority will begin chapter meetings once a week starting this week.
It already has a full a chapter calendar – including a formal this fall. There are also mixers and events planned, but the details have not been released yet.