For Parents and Caregivers

Going to college is a big adjustment for anyone, but through Fraternity and Sorority Life, your child could find their home-away-from-home!

Welcome to Truman State University's Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Community!  Entering college will be an exciting and challenging time in both you and your child's life. They will find TSU to be a diverse university with almost unlimited choices and opportunities. The FSL Community offers involvement in activities outside the classroom in order to enhance their academic experiences. We hope your child will consider sorority membership!

Entering Truman's Fraternity and Sorority Life Community opens up many doors to new opportunities for students! Life-long friendships, leadership experience, service events, personal growth, and professional networking are just some of the perks of joining a Panhellenic Sorority. Look a little deeper and find out how your child can benefit from joining this community: 

  • More than 85% of the student leaders on some 730 collegiate campuses nationwide are involved in the Greek community.
  • FSL volunteer over 850,000 hours of their time annually.
  • Since the beginning of the 20th Century, 85% of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have been members of FSL; both women appointed to the Supreme Court were sorority members.

What is your role as a parent or caregiver?

Be as supportive as possible as your child navigates their recruitment process. Understandably, there will be times in which perceptions of the sorority experience will be guided by portrayals in other media (movies, TV shows, books, etc.) but we can confidently say your child's experience will be a positive one. Our campus is a safe space and follow/employ strong guidelines that each sorority and fraternity must follow. 

If you are interested in experiencing FSL first hand, many chapters also host events such as parent's weekend, mom's day/wonderful women's day, and dad's day/ meaningful mens day events. Attending these fun weekends is a great way you can remain supportive of your child's growth into adulthood, and be a part of their Sorority Life experience.​​                            

Have additional questions/concerns?

We understand that there are lots of questions to be answered when it comes time to start a college career! If you have questions about Formal Fall Recruitment, finance, housing, etc., please see our FAQ page, or send us an email 

You can also check out NPC's website to get a better understanding of Panhellenic Sororities: National Panhellenic Council Website


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