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Phone: (816) 271-4409

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Frequently Asked Questions


In order for a group of students to use university facilities, reserve rooms, equipment, or outdoor space; request funding; and post flyers on bulletin boards, they must form an organization and receive official university recognition. To receive recognition, the organization’s founding members should complete this application, which is reviewed by the Student Government Association. Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) are essential to the function of the student body. RSOs can apply for funding through the SGA Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) to attend conferences/competitions and take advantage of leadership opportunities. The presidents of these RSOs have a seat on the President’s Leadership Council (PLC).

Registered Student Organizations can utilize MaxEngage, a platform for Presidents and Administrators of the RSOs to update the information on their organizations and create fun events for the students.

Step 1: Fill out the New RSO Application Form on MaxEngage

  • At least five students and one advisor are required to be eligible
  • Complete a logo design or create a logo.
  • Every RSO is required to have a constitution ready during the application process.

Link to sample Constitution coming soon.

Step 2: Advisor fills out the Advisor Agreement Form on MaxEngage

Step 3: Approval or Denial of the New RSO
Once all required materials have been submitted to the Center for Student Involvement, proposals will be reviewed by the Director of Student Development and the Student Government Association. SGA will have the request for the organization to become recognized, and it will be presented to the SGA Senate. To be approved by SGA, the process is done in two (2) separate meetings. There will be a first reading for the requesting organization to have their New RȘO Presentation presented to the senate to educate SGA Senate about the potential organization, followed by a second reading at the next SGA meeting for any final discussion and a vote.

All materials will be reviewed one final time by the Student Government Association and the Director of Student Development. An official review will be conducted to ensure that there is not an existing organization in which there is too much overlap. During this time, there will also be an assessment of the risk associated with the potential organization. Finally, during this time, there will be an in-depth review of the constitution to confirm that it meets the standards of MWSU. Final Approval or Denial will be determined by the Student Government Association and Director of Student Development.

Step 4: Welcome and RSO Requirements

  • All RSO materials (Application to Become a Recognized Student Organization, Approved Constitution, RSO Advisor Agreement Form) will be stored electronically in the Center for Student Involvement.
  • Any changes or updates to the organization‘s Constitution, leadership, or advisor will be reported immediately to the Director of Student Development. It will be required that all RSOs complete renewal paperwork annuals in the Spring semester. An advisor Agreement Form will be filled out whenever a new President or Advisor is selected. The new Advisor form must be completed every Spring semester to confirm that your advisor will be able to continue to be in that role.

If you are looking for information about starting an RSO, go onto MaxEngage and click on Forms. Then, pull up the New RSO Application Form.

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Currently Recognized Student Organizations

The purpose of the Accounting Club is to provide students with opportunities in accounting, increase awareness on campus of the accounting profession, and encourage participation in professional associations such as the Missouri CPA and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

The Missouri Western Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society provides members with many opportunities, such as: applying for Regional and National Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate students, participating in community service, forming both social and professional connections, leading this organization as an officer, traveling around the country to the annual National Convention, achieving a diploma seal award, earning the opportunity to wear Alpha Chi honor cords at graduation. Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10% of an institution’s juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Invitation to membership comes only through an institutional chapter. A college seeking a chapter must grant baccalaureate degrees and be regionally accredited. Some 300 chapters, located in almost every state, and in Puerto Rico, induct more than 12,000 members annually.

Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women’s fraternity that promotes academic excellence, philanthropic giving, ongoing leadership and personal development and above all, a spirit of loving sisterhood. Guided by our Purpose, Alpha Gamma Deltas strive to attain a higher standard, thereby improving their lives, the lives of those around them and the communities in which they live. Together, we continually work to inspire the woman and impact the world.

Kappa Beta Chapter of Missouri Western State University was founded in 1995.

The purpose of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Rho Iota Chapter at Missouri Western is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life and to be of service to all mankind as stated in the Constitution and Bylaws of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of over 283,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope. As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world. For more information, visit the organization’s website here: http://www.aka1908.com/.

Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. [new paragraph] Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.

Alpha Sigma Alpha is a women’s organization that exists to promote high ideas and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among the four aims of intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social development. Alpha Sigma Alpha is dedicated to building women of poise and purpose through our motto; Aspire, Seek, Attain. For more information, please visit the organization’s website here: http://www.alphasigmaalpha.org/.

Alpha Sigma Phi, commonly known as Alpha Sig, is an intercollegiate men’s social fraternity with 181 active chapters and provisional chapters. Founded at Yale in 1845, it is the 10th oldest Greek letter fraternity in the United States.

Alpha Sigma Phi is not interested in only becoming the fraternity of choice, for this perspective unnecessarily narrows our recruitment efforts to those inclined to go Greek. We instead, will be focused on appealing to a broader base of undergraduate men, thereby competing directly with other activities and organizations on today’s campuses. By so doing, help to attract the very best and brightest undergraduate men.

We are a Fraternity founded upon the values of character. Our Values, once secret but made public in 2006, are what make us unique. Our Values call us to better ourselves through our actions and words. These are the values that we espouse: Silence, Charity, Purity, Honor, and Patriotism.

The American Chemical Society/Alchemist Club is a student science organization. The goal is to hang out, explore the depths of the Science World, and show it off to the community.

Animation club is a fun place for anyone who loves animation! Even if you are not an Animation major, we would love you to join our club! [new paragraph] We have a game day once a month to take our minds off the stress of school while also still learning about art and animation. The rest of our meetings, we do fun animation and art activities that helps us learn and improve our skills. Come join the fun!

To promote continued interest and participation in construction activities at Missouri Western State University:

  • Through contributing professional development of chapter members in construction and construction business skills.
  • Through improved understanding of institutional and administrative procedures and policies.
  • Through improved college and community relations.
  • Through improved instructor-student relations.
  • By providing means for consecutive expression of student options.
  • By encouraging higher academic achievement.
  • Through improved student social activities.

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) recognizes the diversity within the Latino Community. We are diverse in our philosophies, politics, language, race, ethnicity, culture, and history. We recognized and respect the fact that out identities are based on our places of origin, personal experiences, and our interpretation of our histories and cultures. ALAS respects the right of individuals to define their own identity as Latinos/Latinas.

ALAS recognizes the need on this campus for Latino student organizations that reflect our diverse interests and needs. ALAS encourages its members to participate in other student organizations and activities. ALAS will work with other student organizations on issues of mutual concern and interest.

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 626 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

We, the members of the Black Student Union, exist to promote a positive image of African American students on campus. We will accomplish this by developing strong black leaders, promoting a positive African American image on campus, unifying all black organizations and providing an alliance for the betterment of our campus community. We also aim to increase the retention rate of African American students on campus.

Disclaimer: You do not need to be Black or African American to help us achieve our mission.

The goal of the Catholic Newman Center is to help students become faithful & joyful disciples of Jesus Christ by actively engaging in daily prayer, developing our knowledge of God, embracing the Sacramental Life of the Catholic Church, and leading moral lives.

These four pillars commission us to strive for holiness as we go and make disciples at Missouri Western State University.

We are a group of college students trying to follow Jesus, be like Him and love like Him, but we admit that we have a hard time doing those things because we are not perfect.

We welcome any student to join and be a part of something bigger than themselves. We welcome people wherever they may be on their spiritual journey.

Our three core values:

  1. Community
  2. Bible
  3. Service

Welcome! Christian Challenge (formerly known as BSU) is a student led Christian organization whose purpose is to reach out to the campus and community through Christ’s love. We minister to all students – regardless of their denomination affiliation. As brothers and sisters in Christ, our goal us to encourage all persons to establish or continue a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Christian Challenge provides a balanced program of worship, fellowship, missions, bible study, student leadership, ministry, outreach and recreation. We have been active at Missouri Western since the 1970s.

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Collegiate FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship though innovative leadership and career development programs.

We the students, of the MWSU Student Association, do hereby establish the Criminal Justice Club to promote awareness of the field of Criminal Justice, and to provide an outlet by which members may interact and learn about various aspects and opportunities within the field.

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The purpose of Griffon Activity Programming (GAP), a division of the MWSU Student Government Association, is to provide students with fun, inclusive, and engaging experiences on campus. GAP strives to assist in the development of a culture of enthusiasm, engagement, and social connectivity. Additionally, GAP is firmly resolved to provide opportunities for leadership and allow students to take agency in the realm of campus engagement.

Cinema Group has the purpose of promoting awareness of the field of cinema, and to provide an outlet by which members may discuss and participate in cinema opportunities

The purpose of the International Student Club is to establish a social network for multicultural students through the exploration of diversity and variations of different cultures.

Meetings are bi-weekly, every other Wednesday. Please contact us to ask when our next meeting is!

The Missouri Western Players is dedicated to creating theatrical events to raise awareness and bring forth conversations of socially relevant issues and to promote a better understanding of acting in general. From improv to skit writing, students will have the chance to hang out with their peers and learn more about the art of acting.

The Wildlife Society’s unique emblem features Egyptian hieroglyphics and depict our broad interest. The literal translation of the hieroglyphics, from top to bottom, is: beasts (mammals), birds, fishes, and flowering plants (vegetation).

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is a professional international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.

Our mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.

TWS encourages professional growth through certification, peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups.

Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Ecology is the primary scientific discipline of the wildlife profession, therefore, the interests of the Society embrace the interactions of all organisms with their natural environments.

The Society recognizes that humans, as other organisms, have a total dependency upon the environment. It is the Society’s belief also that wildlife, in its myriad forms, is basic to the maintenance of a human culture that provides quality living.

The MWSU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society formed in 2002. Since its creation, the chapter has been involved in a variety of projects. One such project is Share the Harvest, where members help the state agency collect venison to be processed and distributed to feed the needy. They deliver around 6,000 meals a year. Another project is assisting the state in antler measurements and demographic data at meat processing plants. The chapter has been given four sites to work on, the most out of any other organization in the state. TWS students also play an active role in activities at Remington Nature Center, Missouri Department of Conservation, Super Science Saturday, and Prairie Days, among many others.

Students do not need to be a Wildlife Conservation and Management major to join TWS. Students from all academic areas enjoy the comradery and friendships that are a part of being in the organization and can truly benefit from the experience and networking opportunities provided.

The MWSU ACM Student Chapter is to promote the culture and community of computing concepts. We will provide a club for students to interact with each other about anything relevant to the ACM and computing. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to study, work, and compete together.

The purpose of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is to foster awareness of the communication field and offer opportunities for MWSU students to be involved in the campus environment through various events related to student journalism.

Modelz Of Motion is a fashion and modeling club open to all students on campus. It is to promote self confidence and expression through fashion. Our organization plans on hosting fashion shows and multiple photo shoots throughout the year. We also will be teaching members the basics of sewing and giving out fashion tips and tricks.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. Its mission in the 21st century is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination”.

The purpose for which the Association is organized and operated is exclusively literary and educational. The purpose of the Association shall be the advancement of music education, and in specific furtherance thereof:

  • To conduct programs and activities to build a vital musical culture and an enlightened musical public for the benefit and the general welfare of all persons
  • To ensure that every student shall have access in school to a balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction
  • To improve the quality of teaching, research, and scholarship in music
  • To promote the involvement of persons of all ages in learning music
  • To foster the utilization of the most effective techniques and resources in music instruction
  • To facilitate the effective pre-service and in-service preparation of music teachers

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.

The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.” Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as “The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.”

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Missouri Western State University was started in 2015. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 993 members who have access to:

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships.
  • An exclusive NSLS job board.
  • A personalized letter of recommendation.

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.

The purposes of the Organization of Student Social Workers (O.S.S.W.) are:

  • to develop familiarity among students and professionals interested in the field of social work, social welfare, and social problems
  • to promote an understanding of professional social work
  • to encourage the professional identification of social work majors
  • to be informed about and have better understanding of social agencies in the Saint Joseph area
  • to take action on common social concerns
  • to undertake projects of various kinds to benefit the Organization, College, and community

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Phi Lambda Chi was founded on March 15, 1925 on the campus of Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas). As a character-driven organization, Phi Lamb strives to identify and retain men who embrace an anti-hazing approach to fraternity life. Our educational programs are student development-oriented and promote patriotic loyalty to our host institutions. Our organization believes in the concept of “Fraternity For Life” – meaning that one’s belonging to our brotherhood does not cease at graduation. We strive to be active and engaged citizens, giving back to the campus and communities that we call home. The friendships and shared experiences built through this service, to campus and community, forges lifelong bonds of brotherhood.

Phi Lamb members hold one another accountable through a sincere belief that the benefit derived from any organization by an individual varies directly as the effort exerted for it. We believe in all things honorable and upright, and endeavor to make fraternity life such a lasting influence that it will be evidenced throughout the entire life of each of our members. Through association with Phi Lambda Chi and alignment with the organization’s core values, Phi Lambda Chi prepares its members to be better men in all stages of life.

This club is open to students who are enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. If you are not a PTA student, but are interested in this major, please go to www.missouriwestern.edu/pta or reach out to the program director, Dr. Maureen Holtz, at mholtz@missouriwestern.edu.

The purpose of this club is to provide an organization for the discussion and dissemination of information relevant to professional health care careers, to provide students with information and skills relevant to applying for professional health career schools, to promote academic excellence, to organize volunteer and professional shadowing opportunities in the community, and encourage students to take their own active roles in the community.

Mission Statement
Recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology

Purpose Statement
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

All Psi Chi memberships are for life.

  • A one-time joining fee is all you will ever have to pay to become a lifetime member.
  • Your personal login account will keep you connected to our Professional Organization and your specific chapter, even after you graduate.
  • With your login, you can manage your subscriptions, update your profile information, and see special Psi Chi offers.

You will receive international recognition for academic excellence in psychology.

  • Psi Chi membership is an honor that can be noted on employment applications, vitaes, and resumés.
  • New members have the option of an official certificate of membership.
  • More members continue their educations than the average student population.
  • Psi Chi is ACHS accredited, well-represented, and respected among professional ranks of all behavioral sciences (just see our Distinguished Members).

More than $400,000 are available in annual awards, grants, and scholarships.

  • Unique programs support undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and chapters.
  • Apply for assistance traveling to conventions, conducting research projects, promoting diversity, financing your education, and more.

Psi Chi actively helps members identify and obtain psychology-related careers.

  • Our Career Center lets you review thousands of relevant jobs, create alerts to learn about local job openings, and receive a resumé review—all for free.
  • The U.S. Government accepts membership as one of the requirements for the entrance at the GS-7 level for numerous professional and technical occupations.
  • Members get 75% off on Psi Chi eBooks about careers and graduate school advice.

Chapter networking opportunities are essential to your future in psychology.

  • Meetings and events outside of the classroom build lifelong friendships and give members a great sense of comradery and pride.
  • Membership also makes it easier for you to establish relationships with professors who encourage an interest in psychology, involve students in research projects, and write meaningful letters of recommendation.

Become a published author in our peer-reviewed journal and experience our other publications.

  • Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research is indexed in both PsycINFO and EBSCO databases. The Journal actively publishes empirical research by Psi Chi students and faculty to “foster and reward the scholarly efforts of psychology students.”
  • Eye on Psi Chi magazine provides valuable articles by professionals and scholars about psychology, career advice, graduate school, diversity, and more.
  • Psi Chi Digest e-newsletter keeps members informed about time-sensitive news and opportunities.
  • Psi-Chi-Ology Lab is our bimonthly blog, featuring short, engaging posts written by staff and members.
  • PsychEverywhere Podcast releases candid conversations with distinguished guests about applying psychological science in current events and bettering your life.
  • Psi Chi’s Monthly Webinar Series hosts live events where you can listen, ask questions, and connect with others in fields of psychology.

Gain invaluable, one-on-one mentor relationships with professionals in all areas of psychology.

  • Receive support from advisors and officers on your campus, or mentor others such as first-year students as they become accustomed to college life.
  • Psi Chi’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages also provide limitless ways to connect with and learn from other Psi Chi members.

Psi Chi Research Opportunities prepare you for the graduate school or lab of your choice.

  • Psi Chi’s Network for International Collaborative Exchange (NICE) allows you to discover or post research projects seeking collaborators. You can also suggest potential projects that Psi Chi will then promote in order to generate large-scale collaboratively collected data.
  • Recruit online participants for your studies by submitting a link to our Post a Study tool.
  • Search our Research Measures Database, learn tips to find a faculty sponsor, and more.

Psi Chi provides educational programming at local, regional, national, and international conventions.

  • Receive certificates recognizing your research presentations and posters at regional and national conventions.
  • Network with leading psychologists, students, and officers from other chapters.
  • Learn from our Distinguished Lecturers, and speak with them in person during conversation hours after their lectures.

Your local chapter offers numerous ways to develop valuable leadership skills.

  • Consider serving as a chapter officer or leading a service project.
  • You can also gain leadership experience by volunteering at Psi Chi conventions or joining regional steering committees.
  • Participate in International Partners and Leaders (IPALs) project with a chapter in another country.

Information above from psichi.org

The Psychology Club shall have the following goals:

  1. Social and academic interaction of students interested in psychology.
  2. Provide awareness and support to disadvantaged psychology-related
  3. Service to the university and community

The Resident Assistant Council (RAC) will be the voice of the Resident Assistants (RA’s) on Campus. We will elect a President and a representative for each Residence Hall. These representatives will meet twice a month with their advisor and talk about any concerns the RA’s may have regarding the position. It will also give professional staff an opportunity to get RAC’s opinion on any changes they are looking to implement. RAC will help to improve the RA position each year while also improving the experience of the residents. RAC will work hand in hand with RHA to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and the residence halls are a welcoming and safe place for all who live there.

To promote awareness of the game of Rainbow 6 Siege, and to provide an outlet by which members may play or compete.

The purpose of Renewal is to reach the lost and hurting of our campus in the love of Christ, involving them in the word, worship, and service of God and bridging the gap from campus to an active local body of believers at Grace Calvary Chapel church.

Residence Hall Association is a division of the SGA focused on advocacy for residence hall residents. You can find our office in the Commons of Reslife where we can help you address the needs and wants of your residence hall experience.

Sigma Alpha Iota is an international women’s music fraternity. Sigma Alpha Iota is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share an interest in music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans, and awards in many areas at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact. This sisterhood has provided many of our members, including myself, with amazing friendships and opportunities for growth at Missouri Western.



  • maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • must have completed one semester at MWSU
  • must have one music course completed through MWSU

It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development.

Sigma Sigma Sigma was founded by a group of eight women on April 20, 1898 in Farmville, Virginia. Margaret Lee Batten, Louise Marie Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Jackson Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins and Lucy Wright set out to establish a sisterhood based on the bond of friendship. Founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), Tri Sigma became part of the group of sororities known as the “Farmville Four” – four Greek letter sororities established at the State Female Normal School between 1898 and 1901. The Charter of Incorporation was granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia on February 12, 1903, and Tri Sigma adopted its first constitution in April 1903.

About SAAC
A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

The mission of Missouri Western State University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image consistent with the missions of the university and the Athletic Department.

SAAC and The Community
Division II athletics programs actively engage with their communities, which not only helps drive attendance at athletics contests but also fosters relationships between student-athletes and community members and develops more of a shared civic experience. MWSU’s SAAC provides opportunities for all Griffon student-athletes to engage in events to create unity within the athletics department, as well as community engagement activities that enhance the St. Joseph community and beyond.

These opportunities include:
Griffs Giving Gifts
Trick or Treat with the Griffs
Clothing Drive

Ensuring Our Voices Are Heard
The Student Government Association (SGA) at Missouri Western is committed to being an advocate for the student body, enhancing campus life and promoting the image of the University. SGA holds itself to the highest standards of: Service, Enthusiasm, Respect, Quality, Freedom, and Courage. We lead with integrity, listening to the students and serving Missouri Western State University. Our offices can be found in Blum 217, please stop by!

The Missouri Western Student Honors Organization (SHO) is a social club for MWSU students in the honors program that strives to unite the honors students in fellowship, excitement, and community service.

SHO’s mission is to promote interest in the Student Honors Organization and MWSU Honors Program, provide fellowship among Honors students and faculty, and present the interests of Honors students to the Honors Committee.

What is an Honors club? Is it a glasses-and-argyle wearing bookworm barrage that throws study parties while watching old reruns of Battlestar Galactica? Is it a gang of hipster teenagers holding car smash fundraisers and going on midnight runs to iHop? Or Taco Bell for fourthmeal? Do its members solve Rubik’s cubes, debate Dickinson, and long for Toonami’s golden age to return or go mud racing, play Halo, and turn down A Beautiful Mind for A-Team? That’s for you guys to decide.

This club caters to all interests and all varieties of people – so long as they are participants in the Honors Program, of course! There is amazing potential for this club, having recently been reviewed, revamped and revved up for some fantastic activities. We are looking forward to the great time we’re going to have next semester. It’s SHOtime for Honors at Missouri Western once more!

The purpose of the Missouri Western State University College Student Nurses Association shall be to help prepare student nurses for professional responsibilities. We offer Professional Nursing workshops, life skills, and volunteering opportunities to help better St. Joseph.

Our Instagram is @mwsu.sna, please go give us a follow!

SNATS is an organization that is focused on advancing singing knowledge and performance within the community at Missouri Western State University.

Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

Our mission is to introduce young adults to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by:

  1. Praying for young adults
  2. Going where young adults are and building personal relationships with them
  3. Earning the right to share the Good News of Jesus Christ
  4. Providing fun, adventurous, life changing and skill building experiences
  5. Inviting young adults to personally respond to the Good News and walking in friendship with them regardless of their response
  6. Working in community alongside like-minded adults (volunteer leaders, committee members, doners, and staff).