A Notice to Students and Parents
from the Dean of Students Office
There are two groups of students who are reportedly recruiting other students to join their “organizations”. While both of these groups have been registered students organizations in the past, both of them have lost that status due to violations of policy. It is always important for students and families to verify that a group is a currently registered Missouri State University student organization.
Zeta Delta Phi (ZDP) has a house bearing their letters at 816 S. National Ave. Members of a former fraternity formed ZDP. In March of 2007, ZDP was found responsible for alcohol violations of the Missouri State University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Social Event Risk Management Policy. The sanctions imposed were loss of recognition as a student organization.
Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) was a social Greek sorority on the Missouri State University campus until January of 2008. The national sorority suspended the charter of the Missouri State University Tri Sigma chapter in January 2008 due to continuing alcohol and hazing violations that occurred in 2007.
Students retain the right to freedom of association, a protection under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but these two “organizations” do not have any affiliation with Missouri State University and do not have any of the rights and privileges that are afforded registered student organizations. These rights and privileges include the benefit of a faculty or staff advisor and established risk management policies. These two groups are also not eligible for participation in student activities such as Greek Week, Homecoming Week, and Student Organization Funding Allocation Council (SOFAC) funding
Parents with questions or concerns are welcome to correspond with the University through the Family Association and both students and parents may contact Mike Jungers, Dean of Students, 417-836-5527, email@example.com.