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Missouri Southern State University is a public, state university located in Joplin, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The school is about 30 blocks, Currently, MSSU is home to three fraternities and two sororities and one co-ed fraternity. MSSU has the Eta Mu chapter of the Sigma Pi fraternity, the Pi Eta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and the Delta Pi chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Missouri Southern has the Zeta Alpha chapter of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and the Eta Upsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. Missouri Southern also has the Upsilon Omicron chapter of the Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society co-ed fraternity. Missouri Southern's mascot is the Lions. The Lions play in NCAA Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. MSSU fields seven men's and seven women's sports.The program has had over 250 All-Americans in its history after starting off as a member of the NAIA and in 1989 becoming a member of the NCAA.