What You’ll Do
At Mizzou, you’ll hit the ground running — literally. New students sprint through the Columns during Tiger Walk, a tradition symbolizing your entrance into the university. But you won’t stop there. Bounce in the bleachers at one of 20 Division I sports teams’ competitions. Explore the 600-plus student organizations covering interests from aeronautics to zombies. Forge lifelong friendships in a Greek organization, embark on an inspirational alternative break, or join a MizzouRec kickball squad — or any of the other 50 intramural and club options.
Clubs and Organizations
We have more than 600 clubs and organizations you can join, and if you don’t see something you like, you can start your own. Students who get involved do better academically and are more likely to graduate.
Greek organizations are a big part of Mizzou, where fraternity and sorority members make up nearly 22 percent of the undergraduate population. Students of all backgrounds are active in the community and strive to embody the values of leadership, scholarship, service, brotherhood and sisterhood. Learn more about Greek Life at Mizzou.
Are you into big-time college sports? Mizzou competes in the mighty Southeastern Conference — it doesn’t get any bigger than that. Students with maximum black-and-gold sprit join the ZouCrew, a group of rowdy rooters at Mizzou Arena. But don’t think you’re confined to the stands. Get in on the action by playing rec sports (against other Mizzou students) or club sports (against other schools). Go for the gold!
The Rec Complex
Prepare to be blown away by Mizzou’s Student Recreation Complex, a monument to sweat, swimming and swagger. Consistently named to national top-10 lists, MizzouRec’s historic building houses a full-service spa, a climbing wall, boxing and cycling classes, tons of basketball and racquetball courts, and of course, four spectacular pools. You can even work at MizzouRec, which employs more than 400 students. Feel the burn. 🔥 💪 🔥
In the past seven years, more than 35,400 Mizzou students performed more than 1,400,000 hours of service in the community — while earning academic credit for it. Mizzou also set a record for alternative break participation, a program that sends Tigers on the road to pitch in and help farther-away communities.
These might not mean much to you now, but once you’re part of the Mizzou family, you’ll get it. We have some awesome traditions, and the first one you’ll probably participate in is Tiger Walk, where you walk — or run — through the Columns. See all of Mizzou’s traditions.
Be sure to check out other aspects of life at Mizzou: