FAQ's About Sororities


Sororities offer an opportunity to women to grow in sisterhood, academics, leadership, and community service. When an individual joins a sorority, she is joining a college family. That family serves as a support system for the member's entire college career and throughout life.

What is the difference between PHA, NPHC, and Local sororities?

PHA is a representative governing body for most of the social sororities.


NPHC is the campus coordinating body of historically African-American fraternities and sororities.


Local sororities are chapters that have formed on the Missouri State campus and do not have a national organization.

How expensive is joining a sorority?

Sorority dues average $55 per month, and $425 per month for rent which includes approximately 15-18 meals a week.

Will I be hazed?

Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, whether on or off fraternity property, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. The fraternity and sorority community at Missouri State does not condone or tolerate hazing.

If I don't drink alcohol will I still fit in?

Just because an individual joins a sorority does not mean that he must consume alcohol to be a part of the chapter. Our community promotes using alcohol responsibly through GAMMA (Greek Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol).

There are many organizations to get involved with at Missouri State, why should I join?

Fraternities and sororities are recognized for producing future student leaders. Being a member of a sorority provides countless opportunities to hold leadership positions within a chapter, which provide a stepping-stone for holding various campus leadership positions as well. Not only does every chapter have an executive board where new leaders can shine, but there are countless committees and various offices which keep chapter members busy and provide for great experiences.

Who else can I ask questions of?

If you would like to receive more information you can contact the fraternity and sorority advisor, Kate Roessler by phone at 417-836-4386 or in the Office of Student Engagement which is located in Plaster Student Union Room 101.