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Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Joining Fraternity & Sorority Life!

Becoming a member of Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) is a great opportunity for Missouri Southern Students. While each organization represented on campus has an individual personality and principles, Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Sisterhood or Brotherhood are central components of all chapters.

The FSL, at MSSU, are active members in a variety of other campus organizations, often serving in leadership roles. Chapter members also complete many hours of philanthropic service for national foundations and local causes each semester and are academically successful.

Making the decision to join a fraternity or sorority is just the beginning of your lifelong membership in a Sisterhood or Brotherhood. So explore your options…

Sororities       Fraternities

Sorority Life

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There are two Sororities on MSSU's campus. Both contribute highly to campus life, community involvement, and philanthropic efforts.  Being a part of Sorority life is a great way to meet people and become an avid member of the community.

Questions about joining a sorority?     

Eli Moran
Coordinator of Student Life
3950 Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801

Alpha Sigma Alpha

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 Founded February 6th, 1993 on the MSSU campus.
Alpha Sigma Alpha strives to develop women of poise and purpose, while providing structure and guidance through sisterhood, heritage, leadership, and service within the chapter, campus, and in the community. 

COLORS: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green, and Gold
SYMBOLS: Phoenix, Palm Tree, Four Point Crown
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPIES: Special Olympics/ S. June Smith Center

LOCAL PHILANTHROPIES: "Take Back The Night"-Lafayette House
PLACE AND DATE FOUNDED: Longwood College, November 15, 1901
MOTTO:  "Aspire, Seek, Attain"

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Zeta Tau Alpha

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Founded May 11, 1974 on the MSSU campus
Zeta Tau Alpha wants make a difference in the lives of their members by developing the potential of each individual through innovative programming, leadership development, service to others, academic achievement and continued personal growth, with a commitment to friendship and the future based on the sisterhood, values and traditions of the past.

COLORS: Steel Gray and Turquoise Blue 
SYMBOLS: 5-point Crown, Strawberry, and Bunny 
PLACE AND DATE FOUNDED: Longwood College, October 15,1898 
MOTTO: "Seek the Noblest" 

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Fraternity Life

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

Questions about joining a fraternity?

Eli Moran
Coordinator of Student Life
3950 Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801

Kappa Alpha Order

KA logo Kappa 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.


Kappa Sigma

Kappa Sigma Crest Kappa Sigma takes pride in its four pillars: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. Kappa Sigma paired with the Military Heroes Campaign, as their national philanthropy, to give back to those men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military. Kappa Sigma is the largest college social fraternity in the world with more than 200,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma's International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Sigma Pi

Sigma Pi logo The 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
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