Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was found Jan. 9th 1914 at Howard University in Washington DC. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service, the three principles of the fraternity. The Rho Chi chapter was founded at Missouri State University Nov. 22nd 1989 by 5 men Rolando Greene, Chris Clay, Curtis Jones, Lee Campbell, and Shandol Moss. Since then the Rho Chi chapter has excelled in community service in the Springfield area. Each year the chapter hosts Sigma Week, typically hosted during the week the chapter was founded. Sigma Week is a way for the chapter to give back to Missouri State by hosting an event everyday for that week.
Lifestyle is a group of college students from all over southwest Missouri who loves God and wants to share that love with others both here and abroad. We provide a place to help students grow a dynamic, meaningful faith in Jesus while developing lifelong friendships. In addition to meeting once a week for Bibical teaching and fellowship, Lifestyle volunteers around the community. We are grateful for opportunities to participate in evangelistic mission endeavors both locally and internationally.
Lifestyle meets on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. in Plaster Student Union, room 314. Come experience dynamic worship and teaching! We have a vision to raise up Godly students that have a lifestyle of laying their lives down for Christ to experience an amazingly fulfilled life.
Lifestyle is based through Abundant Life Church, a non-demoninational Christian church in Springfield.
To find out more about Lifestyle, contact Rebekah Clark at 417-839-8004.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LifestyALC and Tweet to us at @LifestyAL.
Since its formation in 1987 the Missouri State Handball Club Team has won the National Championships 11 times. The MSU Women’s Handball Team has won the National Championships 11 times in the women’s division. The MSU Men’s Handball Team has won the the National Championships 7 times in the men’s division. The Missouri State Handball Team is also proud to have produced 31 All-American handball players since its formation. In 2011 The Missouri State Handball Program was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for every year of its existence (1987-2011)–the only club sports team to have ever been inducted. In 2013, the MSU Women’s Handball team won the National Collegiate Championships in Arizona and the MSU Men’s Handball team placed 4th.
Phi Sigma Pi is a coed national honors fraternity that was founded in 1916 and introduced to Missouri State in 1997. Phi Sigma Pi is based around three ideals that, together, form the “tripod.” These ideals are scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Phi Sigma Pi is a community of brothers who have the opportunity to become leaders, to pursue academic excellence, and to surround themselves with like-minded people with whom they will forge meaningful and lasting friendships. Phi Sigma Pi also tries to give back both to the MSU and Springfield communities. As well as many service events every semester, Phi Sigma Pi annually holds their Sleepout for the Homeless event in partnership with Springfield Habitat for Humanity. Phi Sigma Pi has also won Homecoming at MSU in the student organization category the past two years. Essentially, Phi Sigma Pi gives its members the benefits of an honors society, a social fraternity, and a service organization all wrapped up into one amazing brotherhood.
SGA is the Student Government Association of Missouri State University. SGA serves as the voice of the student body and encourages all students to participate if they are interested in bettering their University. All registered organizations on campus are encouraged to have two representatives join SGA and come together every Tuesday for Senate at 5:30pm in PSU 313. During Senate, Student Body President David Schneider and Student Body Vice President Brittany Donnellan run meeting, along with their cabinet members. During Senate, there is old and new business consisting of resolutions to improve campus life. Resolutions come from Directors that serve on cabinet and senators that attend weekly committee meetings. Senators can be representatives from their organization but also can be senators at large or represent their graduating class. SGA is responsible for many recent improvements and aspects of campus, such as the Foster Recreational Center, pink bear line route, branding around campus, and 24/7 library hours during finals week. SGA is also behind the potential BEAR Fee that will be up to vote this week on the Homecoming ballot. The BEAR Fee is a recreational fee that would fund four new facilities that would benefit the student body and future bears to come. SGA wants all students to vote in order for the whole student body to be represented. For more information on the BEAR Fee, please watch this video:
SGA cabinet meets on Mondays at 5:30 and all Senate sessions are Tuesday at 5:30pm in PSU 313. For additional information on SGA please visit our office in PSU 123!
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.
Reverb is a community of college students that gather on Tuesdays @8:00pm in Temple Hall 001 for group Bible study. We also invite you to be a part of our small groups that take place throughout the week. Additionally, get involved and help us reach out to the community through one of our projects at Cowden Elementary& Rare Breed.
Maroon Madness is the only official spirit organization of Missouri State athletics. With a membership of over 700, we are the largest student organization on campus. We aim to support all sports across campus. You will likely see our rambunctious group painted up on the the sidelines, cheering for our Bears athletes. Maroon Madness’ mission is to increase student support at athletic events and to foster a sense of athletic pride throughout the student population at Missouri State. If you have any questions about joining, please visit our CampusLink page.
It’s time to begin preparing your organization for the next school year! There are two exciting opportunities for every student organization to take part in the first weekend of our fall semester. The first is Bear Path. This is a symbolic walk for all incoming students as they leave New Student Convocation and walk towards the Plaster Student Union for New Student Festival. Started in 2012, this event has great potential to develop into an ongoing tradition that incoming students look forward to as we create more school pride and a sense of community for everyone. This leads our incoming students straight to New Student Festival. At this event every registered organization can set up a booth to reach students with information about their student organization. This has become one of the greatest tools for recruiting incoming students. Registration will remain open throughout the summer until capacity has been reached or when the deadline approaches of Friday, August 9th. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to promote your student organization to our incoming students!
To register follow this link to CampusLINK: https://missouristate.collegiatelink.net/
The Missouri State University Enactus team (formerly SIFE) was named a regional champion for a second consecutive year at the Enactus United States Regional Competition held April 12 in Chicago, Ill. The event is one of 10 regional competitions held across the United States. Chicago was the largest regional competition, with more than 60 teams in attendance. During the competition, the MSU Enactus team showcased their community outreach projects with a 17 minute multimedia presentation, accompanied by a 5 minute question and answer period. As a regional champion, the team now advances to the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 21-23.