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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 14, 2011

Prospective pledges invited to fraternity open houses

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students interested in joining one of the nine fraternities at Northwest Missouri State University are invited to attend open houses Feb. 18-20.

The open houses are free events sponsored by individual fraternities to provide opportunities for students to meet people and learn about joining a fraternity.

Spring recruitment classes usually are smaller than fall classes, providing better opportunities for new members to get to know their pledge brothers and fraternity members, said Kenneth Hamilton, vice president of recruitment for the Interfraternity Council.

Hamilton also noted fraternities at Northwest are governed by a specific set of bylaws that prevent hazing activities. Prospective members must also have a grade point average of at least 2.3.

"The best thing to do is to meet a few members of a fraternity and see if you get along with them," Hamilton said. "Ask a few questions and you'll know whether or not that is the fraternity you want to join." 

All open houses begin at 5 p.m. Dates and addresses of each house are listed below.

For more information about fraternity recruitment and events, contact Hamilton at or at 712.303.5510.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468