Phi Mu's Membership Statement

Phi Mu Membership Statement
Date: 
1967

To further prove that Phi Mu’s refusal to allow a bid to go to an African American student was unjust, the creators of the soon-to-be Alpha Delta Epsilon sorority included in their scrapbook the membership statement of Phi Mu. It states that qualifications for membership are “based on individual merit and have no restrictions based on race, religion, or national origin.” On the same page of the scrapbook, the women of Alpha Delta Epsilon include documentation of the “negative recommendation” of Bobbie Swain and the ultimate refusal to allow a woman of color to receive a bid, which illustrated that Phi Mu obviously did not practice what they preached.

Location of Document in Archives: 
RG 8/2 Alpha Delta Epsilon, Oversized