Congratulations to the newly revealed members of Mizzou’s secret societies!
Photos by Ryan Gavin
Students, faculty and staff were recognized at Mizzou’s 92nd Annual Tap Day on Friday, April 19. Hundreds gathered in Jesse Auditorium to see the new members of QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and Rollins Society.
Many of the honorees revealed at the event have advocated for social justice causes, worked to make our community more equitable, and made our campus a more inclusive place for all.
Before the new members were unveiled, Randi Anderlik spoke in tribute to the Niúachi, Native Americans whose lands were a large part of the state of Missouri. She asked the attendees to acknowledge the truth of the impact of colonization in order to build mutual respect and form connections across heritages.
“It’s no surprise that a tradition this rich, this powerful, this deep, is being celebrated for the 92nd year. This is what truly makes this place special,” Vice Provost Jim Spain said. “I also recognize that we don’t get it right, but we celebrate in many, many ways the many, many people that are contributing to getting it right. This is why Tap Day is such a very, very special day for the University of Missouri.”