The mission of the Office of Student Development and Orientation is to educate, enhance, and enrich students and their collegiate experience. The office provides social, cultural, educational, leadership, and service programming which fosters student learning and cultivates connections between students, their MSU community, and beyond.
Fourteen social Greek-letter organizations representing a variety of backgrounds exist at Midwestern State University. Greek life is a great way to make new friends and live a life with values and purpose. Each chapter is unique, but as a community, all members of the fraternity and sorority system at MSU aspire to embody standards of excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and unity.
Midwestern State University sponsors an extensive recreational sports program for students. Participation in recreational sports is a great way to meet people, remain physically active, and stimulate one’s physical and kinesthetic abilities. Activities are provided in both gender-specific format (male or female) as well as co-recreational. Sports include archery, badminton, basketball, basketball free throws, bowling, flag football, frisbee golf, golf, pool, softball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, putt-putt golf, and darts (to name a few).
Representing the collective student voice at MSU is the Student Government Association (SGA). Comprised of elected officers, class senators, and senators from the registered student organizations on campus, the SGA serves to improve the university and address issues of concern to students. Noteworthy SGA accomplishments from previous years include establishing the new Student Wellness Center, adding a position for a full-time physician in the Vinson Health Center, creating the Student Honor Creed, implementing various recycling and campus sustainability efforts, and initiating the Student Athletic Fee to foster MSU’s dominance as a model NCAA Division II athletic program.
Getting involved connects students to the campus and ultimately fosters success. Compared to those who do not get involved in campus activities, experiences, and organizations, involved students proclaim greater satisfaction with their college experience, graduate with higher grades, and graduate faster. So, whatever your personal interests are, find a way to get involved on campus! In addition to all of the wonderful opportunities described above, here are even more ways MSU helps students explore their passions and interests.