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Yes, you'll study hard. Yes, you'll find find creative ways to manage your schedule. And yes, you'll have plenty of time left over for fun.
Drury's on-campus activities will help you expand your interests, your resume, and your circle of friends.
- Watch fireworks on campus the night before classes start.
- End the semester with a song at Christmas Vespers in Stone Chapel.
- Bring on spring with annual charity events like Puttin' on the Lips all-campus lip sync competition or Watermelon Fest messy melo-lympics.
- Unwind during finals week with the traditional late night breakfast, served by Drury administration and staff.
That's just a small sample of what our 100+ student organizations have to offer. No matter what your interests, Drury helps you find your fit and fit fun into your schedule.
With over 100 student organizations on campus, there's always some kind of event going on. Whether it's Drury's annual Quidditch Tournament, concerts, late night movies or bingo, there's always something to do. There's even a newly renovated on campus fitness center with an array of treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers, free weights and machines.
Drury has four national fraternities and sororities. The fraternities, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha and Sigma Pi, each have their own house just blocks from the main campus. The sororities share Freeman Hall with a meeting room for each chapter. About 30 percent of Drury's student population is Greek and they are a key component of the campus's community service outreach.
Concerts / Events
You'll find nationally known entertainment and highly competitive athletics at Drury. Missouri native Sheryl Crow and pop star Colbie Caillat recently played at Drury's O'Reilly Family Event Center. Drury's men's and women's basketball teams are regulars in the NCAA Division II national tournament and Drury's men's and women's swim teams have won back-to-back national titles.
Within walking distance of Drury's campus, downtown Springfield offers a variety of nightlife, casual eateries, upscale restaurants as well as local stores and boutiques. Some options for a fun evening: Start with a bowl of pasta with friends at Nonna's Italian American Café, grab a gourmet cupcake for dessert at The Cup, catch a play at Landers Theatre or a movie at Hollywood Theatres, shop for clothes or artwork at Good Girl Art and top it off with some coffee from Mudhouse. Just six blocks from campus, historic C-Street offers up coffee and sandwiches at Big Momma's, famous pies at Pizza House and artwork at several galleries.
Leadership & Volunteer Development
At Drury, we don't just talk the talk about becoming engaged with the community, we walk the walk. Drury students have the opportunity to engage within the Leadership Drury Certificate Program, Summit Park Leadership Community, Drury Volunteer Corps and Civic Engagement programs. Students can be involved in everything from caring for homeless animals in a shelter, teaching English as a second language, and traveling to Joplin to help rebuild the community after the May 22 tornado.