Optional Activities and Fraternity & Sorority Life
Venture Out Tiger Climb, an optional activity, runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on day two of select Summer Welcome sessions. The event is open house style— students can arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. At Tiger Climb, you’ll have the opportunity to climb the 60-foot Alpine Climbing Tower, learn how to belay other climbers, and meet your fellow incoming students in a fun environment. The Alpine Tower is an outdoor climbing structure, not a climbing wall or indoor rock gym. The Alpine Tower has routes for beginners and challenging elements for experienced climbers. For pictures and more information about the Tower, visit ventureout.missouri.edu/programs/alpine-climbing-tower.
Space is limited and an additional $20 fee is required for your Alpine Tower experience. Participation in Tiger Climb is limited to students only. Parents and guests are welcome to come and watch under our pavilion, but climbing is limited only to students.
If you choose to participate in Tiger Climb, you will receive an information packet when you arrive for Summer Welcome. The double-sided waiver is included in the packet and must be signed by each student. Participants under the age of 18 will need their waiver signed by a parent.
What to wear and bring:
- Completed double-sided waiver (signed by a parent/guardian if under 18)
- Closed-toe shoes
- A hairstyle you can wear a helmet with
- Water bottle with water
- Dress for the weather in athletic-style clothes
- Feel free to bring snacks
Directions and parking: Venture Out is located off Old Route K, about a 5 minute drive from the main MU campus. Venture Out is not walking distance from campus. Visit ventureout.missouri.edu/location for directions. IMPORTANT: We share our parking lot with our next door neighbors, the Green Tennis Center. DO NOT PARK IN THE GREEN-PAINTED PARKING SPACES OR YOU MAY BE TOWED. Park in spaces with unpainted curbs ONLY.
Bad weather: In the event of bad weather, including thunderstorms or extreme heat, we will make a cancellation call at noon and a message will be posted on our Facebook page, facebook.com/MUVentureOut, and on our Twitter account, @MUVentureOut. If we cancel due to weather, we will host a make-up climb in the fall. Refunds will not be offered.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Fraternities are one of the best ways to shrink a large campus like Mizzou, by providing brotherhood, networking, service, academic support and social events. Participation in formal recruitment will give you the opportunity to meet men from each of the 29 Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities. Formal recruitment is a three-day mutual-selection process beginning Wednesday, August 14th in which male students will have the opportunity to meet with chapter members, ask questions, and meet other prospective members interested in Fraternity Life.
To register for formal recruitment, go to fsl.missouri.edu and follow the appropriate links under Prospective Members. There you will find details on cost, housing and deadlines when available.
Panhellenic Association – Sorority Recruitment
PHA is the governing body of the 15 recognized NPC sororities on our campus.
Information regarding formal recruitment will be coming at a later date. Please visit the PHA website for more information on our sororities.
National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) consists of historically Black Fraternities & Sororities. Currently, Mizzou has 6 active chapters on campus. Throughout the year, NPHC hosts a variety of events including: NPHC Week, Homecoming Step Show, Community Service, & Study Halls. In addition, each chapter provides programming to the Mizzou community throughout the year. Please visit the NPHC Website for more information relating to each chapter and upcoming events.
Please note: NPHC does not host events during the summer when school is not in session.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) strives to create and maintain an all-inclusive and culturally diverse environment, by fostering cultural awareness and upholding fraternal and sororal values. The MGC was formed in order meet the individual and collective needs of its member sororities and fraternities by promoting unity and coordinating programs, while cultivating the values of service leadership, bother/sisterhood, and scholarship. Additionally, MGC aims to launch a more diverse, cooperative existence between fraternities and sororities, and voice their concerns while maintaining good faith with the University. For more information on events and how to join, please visit the MGC website.