"To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand"
One of the most rewarding parts of being a Phi Mu is being involved with a group of sisters dedicated to something more than themselves. In fact, the first line of the Phi Mu creed states, "To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand," and we strive to make our philanthropic involvement more than something to put on a website or a slideshow. Not only does our Phi Mu chapter work together for our national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, but we also work in a variety of service projects that appeal to us beyond our Phi Mu calling.
Each year, Alpha Upsilon holds a McNeese Man of the Year Pageant to raise money for the local chapter of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. Any male that is registered as a full time student at McNeese is eligible to enter and competes in modeling, talent, and on stage question categories. This past year, there were 20 participants ranging from freshmen to seniors and the chapter raised over $1,000 for CMNH.
Alpha Upsilon works with CMNH throughout the year, volunteering their time to help execute various other events such as the CMNH Duck Race, Cute Kids Contest, Extra Life, Radiothon, and Telethon.
Our philanthropy chairman works very hard to put our chapter out into the community for help with oraganizations other than Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. We have severed many local charities such as Abraham's Tent and the Women's Shelter. We helped to rebuild the local Millenium Park after it tragically burnt down. Our chapter also helps out with many other local philanthropy projects including Toys for Tots, Breast Cancer Walk, Family and Youth Festival, Mistletoe and Moss, and many more!
On campus, we participate in philanthropies such as Komen on the Go, Fall Kids Carnival, St. Jude's Up til Dawn Letter Writing Party, Campus Cleanup, and more.