With over 250 student organizations registered with the Office of Student Engagement, Missouri State University offers students a wide variety of ways to get involved on campus. Participating in student organizations will bring students together with other students who have similar ideas and goals. Not only will students learn from each other, but they can also develop friendships and contacts. Student organizations are grouped into eight categories according to their main purpose. These include academic/professional, Greek social, honorary, religious, service, social, sports, and university. Make the most of your college experience and get involved! Check out all of the great student organizations at http://www.missouristate.edu/activities/.
In keeping with Missouri State University's statewide mission in public affairs, the university's curriculum is designed to teach students to be responsible citizens and leaders. Today (Dec. 18) the Missouri State Board of Governors recognized six students who exemplify the concept of a citizen scholar.
Growing up I was always rather independent and thus never extremely close with my mom. She was always there to support and encourage me, but we never had that "best friend" bond that some people have with their parents. Since coming to college not much has changed except that I don't see her very often. (I only go home for Christmas and for a couple of weeks during the summer.) I text her a few times a week to keep her up to date with my life and we talk on the phone about once a month. She gives me my space, but is still there when I need her.