For students who want to get hard-core involved in Greek activities and who've dreamed of their own (more mature) sequel to "Animal House," it's definitely possible at Truman. Although dues can run in the hundreds of dollars, the Greek structure provides a unique opportunity for leadership and service, and most members take their responsibilities to uphold the name of their organization seriously. On the other hand, if schmoozy rush events and semi-formals aren't your style, you can completely ignore the Greek world, and there's no reason you'll be short on friends or entertainment.
Rush and bid processes are very traditional, and yes, there are girls sobbing because their invitations never came. Some frats require very little during the pledge season—no more than minor inconveniences such as sober-driving duty—and others will have pledges up all night, every night. Since there is basically no city in which to escape, weekends are peppered with frat parties. The alcohol is usually plentiful and cheap, and girls are encouraged to come whether they're Greek or not. Some students stay away from frats altogether, preferring to chill with a group of friends. But whether you're involved or not, you'll have the entire Greek alphabet memorized by graduation.