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Panthers Speak: About Springfield

Liz

"We spend a lot of time in Downtown Springfield. It's great to walk into Mudhouse and have the barista know your order before you get to the front of the line."

O'Fallon, Missouri
Marketing and German

Jenna

"My favorite Springfield events are the First Friday Artwalk, spending time downtown or the Cider Days fall festival on Walnut street."

Lebanon, Missouri
Marketing and Management

Ben

"The best part about living in Springfield is that it has a multitude of parks and trails for the outdoorsy people."

Springfield, Missouri
Business Management

Laura

"Since Drury is so close to downtown, it's nice to go eat at The Aviary or Brew Co. with friends, or just walk around the shops."

Liberty, Missouri
Marketing

Yasmeen

"We usually hang out downtown or drive to the closest lake and just chill there. We also go to restaurants and try new food every time we are hungry and not on campus."

Kuwait
Architecture, Fine Art & Design Arts

Adam

"Everyone is very friendly, and it's a big city that feels like a hometown."

Republic, MO
Economics & Finance

Kristen

"The location is great! I am a short drive to the lake or a few hours to great shopping and food in Kansas City or St. Louis without living in tourism or a large city."

Springfield, Missouri
Management and Marketing

Vikas

"Downtown is a great place to be with friends. It has all the amenities from studying to dining and entertainment."

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Accounting, Finance and Economics

Alex

"We love to go downtown because there are so many good restaurants and shops. It's a fun place to be with a fun vibe."

Liberty, Missouri
Biology and Chemistry

Liz

"We spend a lot of time in Downtown Springfield. It's great to walk into Mudhouse and have the barista know your order before you get to the front of the line."

O'Fallon, Missouri
Marketing and German

Jenna

"My favorite Springfield events are the First Friday Artwalk, spending time downtown or the Cider Days fall festival on Walnut street."

Lebanon, Missouri
Marketing and Management

Ben

"The best part about living in Springfield is that it has a multitude of parks and trails for the outdoorsy people."

Springfield, Missouri
Business Management

Laura

"Since Drury is so close to downtown, it's nice to go eat at The Aviary or Brew Co. with friends, or just walk around the shops."

Liberty, Missouri
Marketing

Yasmeen

"We usually hang out downtown or drive to the closest lake and just chill there. We also go to restaurants and try new food every time we are hungry and not on campus."

Kuwait
Architecture, Fine Art & Design Arts

Adam

"Everyone is very friendly, and it's a big city that feels like a hometown."

Republic, MO
Economics & Finance

Kristen

"The location is great! I am a short drive to the lake or a few hours to great shopping and food in Kansas City or St. Louis without living in tourism or a large city."

Springfield, Missouri
Management and Marketing

Vikas

"Downtown is a great place to be with friends. It has all the amenities from studying to dining and entertainment."

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Accounting, Finance and Economics

Alex

"We love to go downtown because there are so many good restaurants and shops. It's a fun place to be with a fun vibe."

Liberty, Missouri
Biology and Chemistry

  • Best Coffee Shop in Springfield

    Mudhouse: 56.72%

    Second place: Potter's House: 14.93%
  • Best Place to See Movies

    College Station 14: 34.85%

    Second place: Springfield 11: 30.03%
  • Favorite Park in Springfield

    Sequiota Park: 38.81%

    Second place: Tie - Jordan Valley Park / Nathanael Greene Park: 17.91%
  • Best Live Music Venue

    Gillioz Theatre: 36.92%

    Second place: O'Reilly Family Event Center: 18.46%
  • Best Season in Springfield

    Fall: 76.81%

    Second place: Summer: 11.59%
  • Favorite Road Trip Destination

    Kansas City: 39.39%

    Second place: St. Louis: 24.24%
  • Sweetest Treats in Springfield

    Andy's Frozen Custard: 36.23%

    Second place: Hurt's Donut: 33.33%
  • Voter's Choice: Best Place to Take a Date

    Aviary Café

  • Springfield's Best Kept Secret

    Bambino's

  • Favorite Place to Spend a Sunday Afternoon

    Park

  • Favorite Off-Campus Study Spot

    Mudhouse

  • Best Place for a Meal Under $10

    Tie: Hong Kong Inn & Chipotle

Drury Panthers: All We DU Is Win

Anatomy of a Fanther

Discover what you'll need to cheer on the Panthers

Official Student Fan Group for the Panthers
HEADBANDS
To wick away the moisture you're going to lose during those nail-biting NCAA-II championship games.
WRISTBAND
To make sure the muscles in your arm stay loose for all of those fist pumps!
LEFT ANKLE
To trip the referee as he runs by as payback for an earlier bad call. Not really. (No, really, don't trip the referees).
SHOES
Fanthers don't sit. Fanthers stand. Fanthers jump. Fanthers leap. You'll need "feet containers" to stay steady.
SHOULDERS
Needed to rotate upwards at the appropriate time during "The Wave."
WRISTS
Use for handshakes to show good sportsmanship when we emerge victors. Because #allweDUiswin.
LEGS
Necessary to storm the court with after we win it all! Keep 'em warmed up and ready.
ANKLES
For jumping, hopping, and leaping. Those with weak Achilles tendons should sit this one out.

Drury University: By the Numbers

  • Average class size:
    17
  • Drury was founded in:
    1873
  • Average GPA:
    3.73
  • Countries Represented:
    41
  • Student to Faculty Ratio:
    11:1
  • 2015 U.S. News value ranking:
    #1 in the Midwest

Get Involved: Clubs, Organizations & Campus Recreation

Meet Your Admissions Counselor: Where Are You From?

Greek Life: Fraternities & Sororities at Drury

Kappa Alpha

  • Kappa Alpha Profile:

    Jackson Burnside

    Jackson advises new students considering fraternity recruitment:

    “Take the leap. It may be nerve racking at first and you may have some worries even after you visit all of the houses, but just go for it.

    It is the most rewarding thing you will do and it really gets you involved on campus.”

    Fraternities
    Kappa Alpha

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Crimson
      Gold
    • Year Founded at Drury
      1907
    • National Philanthropy
      Muscular Dystrophy Association
    • Local Philanthropy
      Isabel's House
    • Nickname
      The Order
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Profile:

    Avery Smith

    For Avery Smith, joining a fraternity offered a chance to meet people and work together.

    “I wanted to go Greek for two main reasons: the brotherhood, and the special opportunities that come about when you have so many young, ambitious men united for a cause, whether that’s a philanthropy event or a social party,” Avery says. 

    Lambda Chi Alpha

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Green
      Gold
    • Year Founded at Drury
      1910
    • National Philanthropy
      North American Food Drive
    • Local Philanthropy
      Boys & Girls Club
    • Nickname
      Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Nu Profile:

    John Winters

    While going through fraternity recruitment students develop an idea of what they are looking for in a fraternity.

    The reasons students join Greek Life can be anything from the social aspect to the philanthropy work, or a combination of both.

    “I decided to join Sigma Nu because the values of Love, Truth, and Honor the members are meant to uphold in their daily lives,” John says.

    Sigma Nu

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Gold
      Black
    • Year Founded at Drury
      1919
    • National Philanthropy
      St. Jude's and Character Counts
    • Local Philanthropy
      Ozarks Food Harvest and Boys and Girls Club
    • Nickname
      Sig Nu
  • Sigma Pi Profile:

    Chris Cook

    For some, “going Greek” is a tough decision.

    “When I came to Drury, I wasn’t sold on fraternity life,” Chris says. “Recruitment changed that for me; the house tours and well-structured events helped me get a feel for each chapter and gave me a clearer understanding of the benefits of going Greek.”

    Sigma Pi

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Lavender
      White
    • Year Founded at Drury
      1982
    • National Philanthropy
      Donate Life and Amazing Day Foundation
    • Local Philanthropy
      MS150
    • Nickname
      Sig Pi
  • Delta Delta Delta Profile:

    Alex Flanagan

    Every fall, Drury invites new students to attend Greek recruitment events.

    When Alex Flanagan was a freshman, she decided to go for it, but she felt a little nervous about the process of going Greek and anxious to find out if she would fit in with the community.

    Going through recruitment, she was happy with the support and care she got from women in all of the sororities.

    Sororities
    Delta Delta Delta

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Cerulean Blue
      Silver
    • Symbols: The Jewel
      The jewel of Tri Delta is the pearl. It was chosen to symbolize the new member, because it is the one jewel that grows, developing from a tiny grain of sand into a thing of great value and beauty.
    • Flower: The Pansy
      The pansy is Tri Delta's flower. It is a symbol of alumnae membership and the third step in the lifetime development of Delta Delta Delta's members.
    • National Philanthropy
      St. Jude's Children's Hospital
    • Local Philanthrophy
      Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
  • Kappa Delta Profile:

    Elizabeth Penfold

    Coming from O’Fallon, Mo. as a freshman to Springfield, Mo. at Drury University, Elizabeth Penfold didn’t know a lot of people. She was just getting to know her roommates when one of them suggested going through sorority recruitment.

    At first, she was hesitant, but it turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences of her undergraduate career.

    Kappa Delta

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Olive Green
      Pearl White
    • Symbols
      The official symbols of Kappa Delta are the nautilus shell and the dagger, while the mascots are the teddy bear and the katydid.
    • Flower:
      White Rose
    • National Philanthropies
      Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of USA
    • Local Philanthropy
      Isabel's House
  • Pi Beta Phi Profile:

    Ashley Marmouget

    When Ashley Marmouget walks into the suite of Pi Beta Phi, she is at home away from home. She joined the sorority after meeting other students through recruitment and decided that Pi Beta Phi is where she wanted to be.

    “It was a nerve racking experience at first because everything is so new,” Ashley says. “You have just started college and you are now meeting so many girls at once. After the first day, I knew that I wanted to belong to Pi Beta Phi.”

    Pi Beta Phi

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Wine
      Silver Blue
    • Symbol: The Angel
      In the late 1930s and 40s, Pi Phi songs and skits about Angels became a popular focus. While the founders did not select the Angel as the fraternity symbol, it is an unofficial mascot.
    • Flower: Wine Carnation
      The flower of Pi Beta Phi is the wine carnation.
    • National Philanthropy
      Read Lead Achieve
    • Local Philanthropy
      Andrea Newbold Memorial Fund for Children with Autism
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Profile:

    Katie McCosker

    Joining a sorority means making a serious commitment to a group of people. When Katie McCosker started at Drury, she wanted to make a promise that she could be there for her future sisters, so she waited one more year before pledging to Zeta Tau Alpha.

    “I went through the recruitment process when I was a freshman, but I didn’t actually join Greek life until I went through the recruitment process again as a sophomore,” Katie explains.

    Zeta Tau Alpha

    Chapter Facts:

    • Colors:
      Turquoise Blue
      Steel Gray
    • Symbol: Five-Pointed Crown
      The five-pointed Crown is an official symbol of Zeta Tau Alpha. The significance of the five points is revealed to each member upon her Initiation.
    • Flower: White Violet
      The flower of Zeta Tau Alpha, chosen by Founder Ruby Leigh Orgain, is the white violet. Its symbolic meaning is explained in the Initiation Service.
    • National Philanthropy
      Breast Cancer Awareness and Education
    • Local Philanthropy
      Regional Girl's Shelter

Global Education: Student Images from Abroad

  • Students Who Study Abroad:
    45% of 2014 graduates
  • Drury Has Its Own Center In
    Aigina, Greece
  • Affordability:
    Scholarships Available
  • Flexibility:
    Semester & Short-Term
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