ateenageriot asked: Hi! So I saw you're blog on the mizzou tags, and I was wondering if you could give me some advice. For one, do you have any recommendations for really social, centrally located dorms for freshman? I just want something coed with really friendly and fun people. Also, what's your opinion on miz Greek life? Would you recommend joining a sorority? Sorry I wrote a lot, I just have a lot of questions haha! If you could answer, I'd really, really appreciate it! Thanks :)
Of course I can give you advice!!!!
1. There are several good dorms that are centrally located! Defoe-Graham, Galena, Hawthorn, & Johnston! I lived in College Avenue, which isn’t centrally located, but it still wasn’t far from everything. So if you live in one of those 4 you’d be perfect! Another option might be Responsibility, Excellence, Respect or Discovery which are fairly central. If you want to be centrally located I would not recommend living in South, North, Center, Jones, Laws, or Lathrop, those are pretty far from classes, the student center, etc.
Dorm life is great if you make the most of it! Just make sure you go out and talk to a lot of people and you’ll be good no matter where you end up!
Also, keep in mind that all dorms have particular floors dedicated to specific majors. For example, when I lived in the dorms, my floor was the journalism floor. So most people on the floor were journalism majors, so its a great way to meet people who will be in a lot of classes with you etc. So if you have a major picked out, check and see if there is a dorm/floor for that major!
2. About greek life… I actually went to a very small high school, so when I got to Mizzou I just wanted to focus on adjusting and I didn’t join a sorority freshman year. But after seeing all that goes into Greek Life I decided to go through the recruitment process sophomore year. I did get into a sorority (I won’t name it so I don’t give you a bad impression) and after a few months I realized I didn’t really like it. Greek life is something thats definitely not for everyone, and it was not for me. However, I stuck it out and remained in the sorority sophomore & junior year. I didn’t enjoy it very much, I made a few friends but other than that I did not get a great experience from it, so I decided to drop this year (my senior year).
However, I am not telling you not to go through recruitment. Some of my best friends absolutely love their sorority and I totally respect that. Its just something that I didn’t enjoy very much.
Greek life is a huge part of Mizzou’s campus and I feel like it tends to overshadow other organizations that are just as wonderful. So if you want to be involved, don’t think that Greek Life is the only way to do that. There are literally a million different organizations on campus that might be great for you too! And if you’re feeling adventurous, do both! :]
I know that probably doesn’t answer your question fully, but its honestly up to you. You could always try going through the recruitment process to try it out. Just because Greek life wasn’t for me, doesn’t mean its not for you!
I am totally happy to answer any other questions you have. I love Mizzou and I love to talk about it! I’ve had the best years of my life here so you made a great decision in choosing to come here! But I know a lot about it here from experience, so ask me anything you want! I’ll be completely honest with you always!