Missouri Southern is your home away from home. It’s big enough to be interesting, but small enough to feel like you belong. At MSSU, you have the chance to meet people and develop leadership and teamwork skills in your choice of more than 90 student organizations – everything from sororities and fraternities to clubs related to your major. There are a wide variety of activities throughout the year, such as plays, music concerts, campus wide picnics, lectures, dances, the President’s ice cream social, intramural sports, finals madness, international themed activities, and more!
In addition, the new Beimdiek Recreation Center, which opened for the fall 2009 semester, gives active students many opportunities to stay fit when taking a break from their studies. The 71,000-square-foot center offers three basketball/volleyball courts, an aerobics exercise room, an elevated walking/jogging track, 100 weight and cardio exercise stations, in addition to housing an all new Bookstore and student meeting areas with a 150-seat Blu-ray digital movie theater. A glass overlook facing the southeast offers an extraordinary view of the University’s lighted soccer fields, tennis courts, nature trail and Biology Pond.
We are proud of our successful athletic programs. The Missouri Southern Lions compete in NCAA Division II in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) conference and have won league titles in football, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, tennis and men’s and women’s cross country.
Don’t participate in NCAA varsity sports? More than 1,000 students enjoy a wide variety of intramural sports activities from basketball to bowling, volleyball to soccer and many more.
During the 2009-2010 season, Missouri Southern Athletics produced 28 All-Americans, 10 All-Region selections, 72 All-Conference selections and 136 MIAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll Selections.