Student Activities

Fraternity Life

There are three Fraternities on MSSU's campus. Membership in Fraternity Life focuses on academics, community and campus involvement, and brotherhood.  MSSU's fraternities are strong leaders in the classroom, and in the community.

Questions about joining
a fraternity?
Craig Gullett
Coordinator of Student Activities
3950 Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801
phone: 417 625 9320
fax: 417 659 4319

Bios for each Fraternity chapter on campus.

Kappa Alpha Order

KA logoKappa Alpha Order (commonly known as Kappa Alpha, KA, or "the Order"). The members of Kappa Alpha Order pride themselves on a tradition of chivalry and of the values of the gentleman.  A member of Kappa Alpha Order strives to offer reverence to both God and women, as described in the motto.  Kappa Alpha does not intend to change anyone, rather bond together those men who have these similar values so that they may experience brotherhood, and pursue improvement, with one another.

  • COLORS: Crimson and Old Gold
  • SYMBOLS: Lion, crimson rose and the magnolia blossom
  • NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY: Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
  • PLACE AND DATE FOUNDED: Washington College, Lexington VA, December 21, 1865
  • MOTTO: Dieu et les Dames (God and the Ladies), Fratres usque ad aram fidelis (Brothers faithful unto death)
  • NATIONAL WEBSITE: www.­kappaalphaorder.­org

Sigma Pi

Sigma Pi logoThe Mission of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International is to build and support chapters and alumni organizations for the purpose of maintaining a Fellowship of kindred minds united in Brotherhood. Membership in Sigma Pi is life long, an experience marked by friendship, leadership, citizenship, and distinction. As a college fraternity, we strive to bring out the best in each of our members and expect each member to be his best. Sigma Pi encourages a fraternal culture that promotes its ideals by philanthropic events for its members and the communities in which its chapters are located.

  • COLORS: Lavender, white, and gold
  • SYMBOLS: Owl
  • NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY: Amazing Day, Donate Life and Altruistic Campus Experience
  • PLACE AND DATE FOUNDED: Vicennes University, February 26, 1897
  • MOTTO:  Progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beasts', God is, they are. Man partly is and wholly hopes to be
  • FACEBOOK: Sigma Pi Eta Mu
  • TWITTER: @SigmaPiEtaMU