Parents

The College Experience

The college experience is a huge transition and an exciting time in your son or daughter’s life. This new time brings opportunities, challenges, and rewards for you and your son or daughter. As a parent, you must have questions and concerns about the choices that they will make. Joining a fraternity or sorority can enhance their experience at Missouri State University. This information is designed to provide answers to some of your questions about Fraternity & Sorority Life and what it can offer them in the coming years.

Want to read first-hand accounts of parents with a daughter in a sorority or going through the recruitment process? The National Panhellenic Conference has a blog where three sets of parents share their experiences as their daughter moves through the different phases of sorority life -- recruitment, new member period, chapter leadership, and more. See what these parents have to say at SororityParents.com.

 

Why should my son or daughter join a Fraternity or Sorority?

Scholarship - Our chapters continually achieve higher GPA's than the all-men's and all-women's campus averages. National and local chapters support academics by offering study hours, recognition programs, and scholarships. View our Academic and Programming Reports for more information. 

Brotherhood/Sisterhood - Fraternity and Sorority Life offers the opportunity of experiencing true friendship. Chapters create a bond between their members that is impossible to describe. Having the security of someone to count on in good times, and in bad, only makes the experience that much better. Brothers and sisters experience relationships that continuously grow better with age. Most members claim to have found their best friends through their fraternity or sorority experience

Leadership - Fraternity and Sorority Life at Missouri State has produced more campus leaders than any other organization on campus. Fraternities and sororities push every member to take a leadership role either in their chapter or in another organization on campus. Our chapters offer countless leadership training programs and leadership experience. Within each chapter, members have a chance to assume a wide variety of leadership roles, ranging from recruitment chair to treasurer, intramural chair to President. Holding chapter offices teaches members how to coordinate events, effectively motivate their peers, and further develop their leadership skills. Fraternity and Sorority Life is a great springboard to campus involvement such as Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, SOAR Leaders, and University Ambassadors.

Community Service - Fraternity and Sorority Life teaches its members to help others before themselves. At Missouri State, the Fraternity and Sorority Life community takes pride in the many projects that are completed throughout the year. These on-and-off campus activities provide the members a wonderful opportunity to give a portion of their time as a charitable contribution to the community.

Alumni Opportunities - Alumni are an instrumental part of any successful Fraternity and Sorority Life community. Graduates have the opportunity to serve in alumni chapters which allow them to meet and network with other members of their respective chapters. Alumni also volunteer on the local, regional, and national levels of their chapter to help create a more beneficial college experience for their younger brothers or sisters. Being Greek does not end with graduation.

 

Missouri State University Fraternities and Sororities

 

Resources for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions: Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternity & Sorority Life Terminology

National Panhellenic Conference Parent's Blog

Quick Facts About Missouri State Fraternities and Sororities

Academic and Programming Reports

Sorority Parents - Insights for Sorority Moms and Dads