The Mizzou Greek Alliance redefines fraternity experience with progressive policies

June 3, 2024 By Maddie Madison

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The Mizzou Greek Alliance is working toward strengthening the fraternity experience by enacting new policies and procedures to promote quality of life within the community.  

The Mizzou Greek Alliance is made up of and operated by a volunteer board of University of Missouri graduates and campus fraternity alumni. Their mission is to benefit students in Greek life as well as the entire MU community, serving as a new cornerstone of campus culture. Through working with University administration, the Alliance is working toward implementing policies and procedures that will cultivate a positive and safe environment for fraternity members.

The President of The Greek Alliance, Bob Selsor attended MU himself from 1978 to 1982 and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He speaks on the Alliance’s goals: promotion of diversity, training in the prevention of hazing and alcohol/ substance abuse and the passing of Danny’s Law. 

“There are problems facing the Greek system that need to be addressed,” Bob Selsor said. “Most of our board members have children or grandchildren in the Greek houses now. We felt that we had the knowledge and experience to contribute something. We have long memories and a refined understanding of many issues now.” 

The Alliance provides information about training programs designed to educate members on anti-hazing practices and enhance the fraternity experience at MU. It is working toward administering a safety certification program with the goal to promote general welfare and hold fraternity chapters accountable. This program sets them apart from other organizations, allowing any interested parties to make a well-informed decision before joining a fraternity chapter. 

The first training program is focused on Legal Risk Management related to safety issues and legal consequences. They take a look at legal risk management trends for fraternities, and provide solutions to avoid incidents and protect alumni volunteers from any lawsuit exposure. The second program spotlights the importance of student leadership strategies and the prevention of hazing, substance abuse and sexual assault.