Welcome to Mississippi State University and our Greek community!
You may have a variety of questions about the fraternity and sorority experience. We hope to answer some of those questions and make you more familiar with Greek life at MSU.
Can Greek life help me succeed academically?
Greek letter organizations were founded on the principle of successful scholarship. Academic success is in the student's favor when you factor in help from sisters or brothers, study halls, workshops, and time management strategies. MSUís Greek grade point average is consistently much higher than that of the overall university grade point average.
Do Greeks participate in community service?
Through the support of local and national philanthropies, fraternities and sororities promote ideals that will enhance a member's college experience. Charities and service organizations have long depended on the dedication and generous time contributed to the community by MSU Greek chapters.
Is it expensive to be Greek?
Joining a fraternity or sorority does carry a financial obligation. Each chapter is self-supporting through dues paid by their members. Although chapters may make accommodations for special needs, students should take into consideration the financial commitment that follows membership in a chapter.
Is Greek life really like "Animal House"?
Many people have the misconception that the image portrayed through television and movies like Animal House is really what is happening on college campuses across America. In reality, this Animal House image of Greek Life could not be further from the truth. Although an individual's actions are entirely up to him or her, Greeks hold their members accountable for their actions using their founding principles as guides in their activities.
NPC (National Panhellenic Conference):
Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Xi Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha
NIC (North American Interfraternity Conference):
Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Chi, Farmhouse, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Epsilon
NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council):
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta