Zeta Mu was originally formed as the Euterpean Literary Society, but within a year, the name was changed to the Vernician Society. It was the oldest women's service club at Appalachian State. In the fall of 1974, the Vernicians petitioned to become a national group; however, Panhellenic did not feel there was a need for another sorority, so the request was denied. Their request was reviewed and accepted, with the chapter installed in November 1975. They support Ronald McDonald Houses in Winston-Salem and Durham, and raised money to redecorate a bedroom in the Winston-Salem house. Zeta Mu is included on the "Wall of Contributors" for ASU's McKinney Alumni Center. Jan Ritch Bolena, Delta Alpha - Emory, and Rhonda Vanhoy Bishop, Gamma Phi - East Tennessee, are long-serving advisors. Rhonda and Tara Sherill Daniel have long international service records.