Fraternity and Sorority Life at Missouri State University is home to 31 chapters and 2,000 students. Membership in Fraternity and Sorority Life provides opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills, serve the Springfield community, and to build friendships that will last a lifetime. As you explore different ways to Make your Missouri Statement, we hope that you will consider the lifelong impact of membership in a fraternity or sorority.
FSL Fast Facts
- Fraternity and Sorority Life students make up about 15% of the undergraduate student population
- The All FSL GPA is a 3.24, surpassing the All Campus GPA of a 3.23
- Last year, we had 514 members with a 4.0 GPA
- Chapters hosted or attended 117 educational programs
- Our members completed a total of 25,625 community service hours
- The FSL community donated $159,592 to philanthropic initiatives
- The FSL community donated over 21,000 pounds of food to the Bear Pantry on campus
Letter from President Smart
I was active with my fraternity when I was a student. My wife, Gail, was also very engaged with her sorority. Much has changed since we were in college, but it is important to me that our students have the same opportunities to experience Greek Life that Gail and I had when we were students.
Greek life presents a unique opportunity to connect with the campus community. Fraternity and sorority members develop deep friendships. For many students, fraternities and sororities create bonds with Missouri State that will last a lifetime.
Missouri State's fraternities and sororities host many fun events each year. One of my favorites is Greek Jam where teams of Greek students develop dance routines that they practice and perform to a packed audience.
Fraternity and Sorority Life is about more than just fun events and making friends. Greek students make a difference and put Missouri State's public affairs mission into practice by raising funds for charity, collecting food for local food banks, and taking on life-changing service projects. I am proud of our fraternities and sororities at Missouri State. I hope you will consider becoming a member of our thriving Greek community.
Clifton M. Smart III
Letter from Dr. Siscoe
During my collegiate days at MSU (many years ago), I joined a National Sorority. That affiliation provided me an abundance of growth and development opportunities. I can truly say that my sorority experience laid the foundation for me as an ethical leader, engaged citizen, and culturally competent professional.
While involvement in the Fraternity and Sorority Life community may not be the right experience for all students, it does provide a positive connection for many. Thousands of our alumni have enriched and enhanced their Missouri State University experience through involvement in our Greek-lettered organizations. Our fraternities and sororities offer students the opportunity to make friends, to serve others, and to gain leadership experience, both on campus and on a national level.
We are proud of the accomplishments of our growing number of Greek-lettered organizations and students. You owe it to yourself to learn about these organizations and to consider whether membership would be the right choice for you!
Dr. Dee Siscoe
VP for Student Affairs