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Student Organization Spotlight: Alpha Omicron Pi

Bound by ties of friendship, Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity was established in 1897. Alpha Omicron Pi joined Missouri State University’s Fraternity and Sorority Life Community in 2016. We proudly support arthritis research and education as the platform for our international philanthropic efforts, in addition to outreach and community service projects catered to the local communities of our chapters.

Our tagline “Exceed the Expectation” encourages our members to exceed the expectations of their local college/university,community, and the expectations of AOII to be living examples of our ritual and of NPC women!

We stand at all times for character, dignity, scholarship and college loyalty. We invite you to share in numerous leadership opportunities and a wonderful sisterhood as we begin our legacy here at Missouri State!

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Student Organization Spotlight: Chess Club

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Chess Club is open to all students, faculty/staff and anyone in the Springfield community who would like to play chess. We meet every Monday evening from 7-10 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union in Room 317-A. There is no membership fee required to belong to The Chess Club, only a desire to play chess.

Weekly meetings include a host of potential activities such as:

Informal play
Club ladder games
Chess instruction
Discussion of chess openings, strategies and tactics
Speed chess
Tournaments
Review of old chess games

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Student Organization Spotlight: Collegiate DECA

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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students must study and practice for tests, mock job interviews, and role play situations specific to their event/field, which they will engage in during multiple competitive events throughout the year. The purpose of these events is for students to gain knowledge, skills, and simulated firsthand experience in their industry which will greatly benefit them as they enter the professional world. DECA has been a national/international organization since 1949, and has served over ten million members since then. Currently, there are over 200,000 high school DECA members and over 17,000 Collegiate DECA members.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity

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Joining a fraternity is a signal moment in the life of a young man. The fraternity experience is unlike any other on campus, and Sigma Tau Gamma is unlike any other fraternity. Founded by veterans and educators, our fraternity is dedicated to promoting the highest ideals. Founded as a society of men who endeavor to pursue the highest ideals of Manhood, Brotherhood, and Citizenship, its members dedicate themselves to a Path of Principles: learning, brotherhood, integrity, leadership, citizenship, and excellence. Our vision is building generations of noble men!

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Student Organization Spotlight: Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity

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In 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond. College men and women everywhere are discovering that Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Catholic Campus Ministry

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Catholic Campus Ministry, housed in the O’Reilly Catholic Student Center behind Strong Hall, is a ministry of the Springfield–Cape Girardeau Diocese and the Claretian Missionaries. The center serves Catholic and Christian college students attending Missouri State University, Drury University, and Ozarks Technical College as well as all other Springfield college students and community members.

Throughout the year, CCM hosts social and spiritual events to help build a Christ-centered community for college students. Our weekly events include:

-Sunday Mass at 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m., & 10:15 p.m.
-Praise & Worship, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the chapel
-Escape & Unwind, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs hall (a free meal with fellowship and fun events afterward)
-Adoration and Reconciliation, Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. in the chapel with a candlelit mass following at 9:15 p.m.
-Mass Monday-Friday at noon
-Friday Fellowship lunch following noon mass

CCM: Where fellowship is rooted in Christ.

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Student Organization Spotlight: The Association of International Students

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The Association of International Students (AIS) is a social organization designed to bring together the cultures that are represented in the student body of Missouri State University. Our membership is composed of international and domestic students. AIS plans and hosts several multicultural activities that are entertaining and educational, which also promote the Public Affairs mission of Missouri State University. Our main event is the International Banquet & Show, which will take place December 3rd in the Plaster Student Union. For more information: follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AISatMSU/timeline
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Student Organizational Spotlight: Alpha Chi Omega

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Alpha Chi Omega is a sisterhood of more than 200,000 members in more than 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide. This organization works to mold and grow young college girls into “Real. Strong. Women.” through an inseparable bond that is deeply instilled in the heart of each member. Alpha Chi Omega is a place where women are not only able, but also encouraged, to grow both personally and professionally. As an organization we strive for academic excellence, promote philanthropic work, especially in the area of domestic violence awareness, and remain involved in both our communities and college campuses. Alpha Chi Omega can serve as the platform to excel as you pursue an undergraduate education at Missouri State

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Student Organizational Spotlight: College Democrats

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This is an organization that unites and builds upon the progressive ideology of the Missouri State University campus. We are a group that recognizes the strength in coming together and fighting for a shared goal, and our goal is a progressive American future. We strive to educate, motivate and inspire a new generation of young people to lead our nation forward. We believe in building bridges to bring people closer together, not creating walls to separate us. Please come and grow with us as we move Missouri State University, Springfield and the State of Missouri progressively forward.

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