Greek Village Series: Phi Mu Alpha
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The Iota Omicron chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at Bowling Green State University is excited to take part in the newly developed Greek Village on BGSU's main campus! As there are costs to afford the home itself for all of our members to be able to utilize the space, there are also costs to furnish and customize certain things to our chapter's liking. This fundraising page is to contribute to these costs and help support Phi Mu Alpha on BGSU's campus and to help us grow within the university and local communities!
What the Greek Village means to our Fraternity
Having a new townhome in the BGSU Greek village would be desirable for our chapter for several reasons. We see that having a house on campus would help us become more ingrained in the Fraternity and Sorority Life here at Bowling Green State University and help us to produce more positive relations with other Greek Organizations. As a new member of the Interfraternity Council at BGSU, it would also help us appeal to new members when we participate in formal and our own open recruitment. As we are striving to become more social and orient ourselves towards the qualities of IFC social fraternities, having a house alongside these organizations will help with our success. We feel that having a local home on campus will help to build better bonds and stronger relationships within our brotherhood. Another strong desire is to give our chapter a better connection and presence on campus.
Strengthening our Brotherhood
A few years ago, our brotherhood recorded future goals that we wished to set for the chapter and we categorized these goals into one-year, five-year, 25-year, and 50-year goals. One of the biggest goals in our five-year plan was to obtain a chapter house on campus. These discussions happened before our brotherhood even knew there was going to be new Greek housing built. This opportunity could not have come at a better time as our members and fraternity as a whole are enhancing our recognition on campus and are very excited to join the new Greek Village project.
This endeavor would further our group's mission to becoming more loyal to our Alma Mater, a strong value in our national fraternity's objectives. It would also enhance our own mission to reach out to alumni. Brotherhood and fraternal spirit will be much stronger with a place to go to bond and gather as a brotherhood at any time of the day. Another strong mission of ours is to bring together other Phi Mu Alpha chapters in our province, which could now be done in a centralized and common location on our campus. And lastly, one of our biggest goals and missions with the house is to help display to other Greek and non-Greek organizations on campus who we are, what we do, and why we be belong here. We would like to show why advancing music in America, one of our fraternity's core values, is important and why everyone on BGSU's campus should partake and enjoy our presence.
Our strongest value in receiving a house is to connect with our local alumni and build a better and stronger connection with them, to have a local place for our brotherhood to gather and grow stronger as brothers, and to reconnect ourselves with the BGSU community. We feel that it would help our chapter grow and succeed on this campus and help us to become better known and inclusive in our community.
About Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
The Bowling Green State University chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a social national fraternity in music, was founded in 1960 as the Iota Omicron chapter. We exist as part of Province 2 of Phi Mu Alpha, which is made up primarily of Michigan collegiate chapters, the University of Toledo, and our chapter. Our chapter became actively involved with Greek Life at BGSU when we joined the Independent Greek Council in 2008 and were later grandfathered and became part of the Multicultural Greek Council. In the fall of 2015 we became part of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Bowling Green State University. In our time on Bowling Green’s campus, we have sponsored several events and activities. Chief among these are our Valentine’s Day Serenades, the Steve VunCannon Memorial Scholarship and its fundraising banquet, Funk-a-Thon, several concerts called American Music Recitals, Mills Music Missions, and the annual Greek Idol. We also have participated in a variety of activities sponsored by other organizations and fraternities and sororities and have been active participants in Greek Weekend since we became part of Greek Life. We have never been housed in the Greek housing community at BGSU.
Your support matters
We thank you in advance and truly appreciate your contributions in supporting a great cause for us to become more inclusive in our Bowling Green State University Community!
Roll Along and Hail Sinfonia!