Being a part of Phi Mu has been such a blessing for me. Since running to my sisters on bid day, I have never felt part of something as great as this sisterhood. Sure, in high school I was on sports teams and I loved every minute of it, but as a team captain I always felt like it was my job to take care of my younger teammates. Now it feels like we all take care of each other.
When my mom got diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October I felt so lost. I was a freshman, just starting out. I had just joined Phi Mu and finally felt at home at USC, when suddenly I felt like everything was going wrong. It was hard being away from home, like it is for any freshman. It was even harder not knowing what was going on with my mom every day. I didn’t tell a lot of people about what was going on, but then again I didn’t have to. My sisters are so supportive in general and made me feel better, even if they didn’t know what was going on.
My mom was in a sorority in college and that was part of the reason I went through recruitment. She still talks to some of her sisters and she told me how being a part of something like Greek life in college was her favorite part. When I called her during recruitment I think she was almost as excited as I was when I told her I went Phi Mu because I told her how the “Mu Mansion” felt like home.
My mom is doing great now and we are almost at the end of this tough journey. I am so thankful every day that I joined Phi Mu because I have made so many friends that help me forget how scary this all is for me. I don’t know how I would have made it through this without them.
-Becca Brennan, Freshman