Your son or daughter wants to join a fraternity or sorority what you should know.
Being a member of a fraternity or sorority provides many opportunities that students might not otherwise have. Members have multiple leadership opportunities including the chance to serve on their chapter’s executive board, to be part of our governing councils including Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic Council.
All of our chapters have a service component, teaching the members the importance of giving back to the community both in High Point and globally.
Academics are an important part of the fraternity/sorority experience. Each chapter has academic standards that must be achieved.
All of the chapters at Missouri Southern State University are part of a national organization. These organizations are run on a national level, meaning they have national headquarters, national officers and policies. Chapters at MSSU are responsible to the policies and procedures of their National Organizations as well as the University policies. The Greek Life staff work in partnership with the National Organizations to ensure that our organizations are functioning on the highest level.
There are dues associated with being a member of a fraternity/sorority. This cost covers national dues, local dues and other privileges of membership.
MSSU does not currently have Greek housing. Chapters hold weekly meeting in various rooms around campus.
On average, your student should expect to contribute two to four hours per week for meetings and mandatory activities. If your student has the time, he can also choose to participate in optional activities, such as holding an office, attending social events, helping out with various projects, etc. Some organizations require more time than others. Advise your child to ask questions regarding time commitments during recruitment.
If you have any questions please contact The Student Activities Office at 417-625-9320.