Maryville doesn’t have a Greek system, so any problems that could happen as a result of Greek life don't exist. The University loses some benefits of having a Greek system, such as widespread community volunteering, but the Campus Ministry and Community Service office is responsible for volunteering events, which have been very successful and rewarding for many who participate in them. A very special volunteering opportunity that every student can be involved with at the beginning of the semester is Maryville Reaches Out. It’s a one-day outreach community service project for the entire campus community to volunteer throughout St. Louis and assist others needing help.
The only thing that can even be remotely equal to Greek life is honor societies, which help students become more active in the University scene. Students who are involved with the whole college experience can create their own fun and ask their friends to partake as well. At Maryville, a student doesn't have to be in a fraternity or sorority to truly feel accepted and/ or get involved.