Read the other comments below to know why rushing will be the best the best decision of your life... it was for me!!!
In this survey, I was asked what the social scene was like in FSL - options from no social scene to amazing parties - and was asked what the attractiveness was like in FSL - options from below average to very hot. While I did answer those questions honestly (don't worry, I chose amazing parties and very hot), I do not believe these factors should be involved in the ranking of MSU's fraternities and sororities. There are so much more to FSL members than what meets the eye. Not everyone (not even half) of us are "typical fraternity guys" or "typical sorority girls". We are just people wanting to make friends, wanting to get involved, wanting to make a difference in their community, and wanting to make memories, and that is exactly what FSL is doing for us. I would recommend rushing to anyone and everyone at MSU.
MY TESTIMONY: I waited until my sophomore year at Missouri State to rush because I thought I wouldn't "fit it" with the rest of FSL. I was wrong. After rushing and finding my new home chapter, I realized that there are people just like me. I truly believe that in each chapter at Missouri State, fraternity and sorority, you can find a billion different types of people - attractive, athletic, smart, quiet, quirky, loud, outgoing, musical, etc. If you think you won't fit in, I promise you that you're wrong. I didn't have many friends growing up, but I have no only made so many friends in my chapter and in other chapters, but I have meet the people that will be in my future wedding. Sitting at less than 15% of Missouri State's population, Greek Life is an incredible experience not only for the "parties", but to make friends that last forever and to get involved, making memories of a lifetime. After rushing sophomore year and being on my chapter's Executive Board junior year, rushing is something I highly recommend to ALL students -- incoming freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors (it's not too late!) -- and I can't wait to see where my senior year holds in my chapter!
COMMUNITY SERVICE: In the Spring 2019 semester, together, our fraternities served their community for over 12,000 hours, and our sororities served for over 21,000 hours.
HAZING: In my four years at Missouri State, I have only heard of one hazing report (and the Chapter faced serious consequences for their actions), which is pretty outstanding.
GPA: Last semester, the all-FSL GPA was a 3.22, which is significantly higher than the all-campus GPA of 3.16. All fraternities and sororities at Missouri State have to meet their chapter's GPA requirement, and almost all have a minimum number of study hours they must complete if their grades have not meet that goal. We pride ourselves in our historical and recent academic successes at Missouri State.
INVOLVEMENT: Almost all fraternities and sororities not only require their members to be active within their chapter, but active in another organization on campus as well. Whether it be Student Government Association, a music group, a religious organization, etc., you can always find a FSL member present and active.
PHILANTHROPY: In the Spring 2019 semester, together, our fraternities donated over $15,500, and our sororities donated over $16,700. All donation go towards the chapter's organization of choice, including but not limited to the following: USO, Alzheimer's Association, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Harmony House, etc.
RUSH MO STATE, RUSH FSL. I promise, you won't regret it!
Greeks can be selective at MSU and still maintain adequate numbers. There really isn't a weak NPC chapter. Some IFC chapters struggle, but the top ones are very strong.
Greek life at MSU is awesome. Everyone is so supportive of each other and the houses are very diverse and don't meet the typical stereotype which is great
The Greek Life population sits at about 15% of the total student body but when you look at Involved individuals and leaders in significant roles, you’d think Greek Life dominated the school. I say that not that make you think you have to be in Greek Life to be a leader but many influential people do come from our fraternities and sororities. They put in work and are pretty supportive of each other also. Give it a chnace, let them squash every stereotype you have. Some will match your preconceived ideas and others will stun you how opposite they are. I love this FSL community. Will you?
Chapters are more supportive of each other, compared to other schools
Greek like at Missouri State has come a long way in the past few years, all the chapters are very supportive of each other
A strong greek system at MSU
Greek Life at Missouri State is an opportunity that I'm glad I never turned down. Every fraternity has their own culture so you just have to find yours and rush them. You'll become so involved both socially and professionally!
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