Common Misconceptions and Frequently Asked Questions
“I Can’t Afford to Belong!”
OUR RESPONSE: Being a member of Phi Mu Alpha is very inexpensive. Our dues are only a couple of dollars a week. Several of our brothers work at part-time jobs to earn their dues, or you can find a number of resources around campus to help pay for your dues. We also hold fundraisers and offer payment plans.
“I Don’t Have the Time!”
OUR RESPONSE: Most of our members are very busy, too. We try to schedule our meetings so that they don’t conflict with recitals or studying and practicing. The time spent by our members with Phi Mu Alpha is well spent, and we find it easy to make time for something as worthwhile as this.
“I Have to Keep My Grades Up!”
OUR RESPONSE: Our chapter feels that scholarship is very important. We have brothers in a wide variety of majors who can help others who may be in the same major. Statistics show that fraternity members get higher grades than non-members. If we didn't feel strongly about scholarship, we wouldn't have a GPA requirement! The two members with the highest G. P. A. every semester have the opportunity to submit an essay and have reduced dues the following semester.
“I’d Rather Wait Until Next Term!”
OUR RESPONSE: Why wait? Your fraternity experience is a limited one. The farther into school you go, the busier you become. Now is the best time to join!
“I Don’t Want to be in a FRAT!”
OUR RESPONSE: We are NOT a frat. We are a fraternity. Although "Frat" is a shorter way of saying Fraternity, some feel that the word "Frat" carries a negative connotation through media such as TV shows, Movies, etc. As a fraternity we carry a set of morals to which we separate ourselves from the word "Frat" and its negative affiliations with the media.