List of Student Organizations

Get involved in student life at Southern Miss Gulf Coast! Student activities and organizations enhance the college experience by developing and empowering students, creating opportunities for meaningful interpersonal relationships, supporting student organizations, and providing fun, engaging programs for the diverse campus community.

We provide over 30 dynamic student organizations that enhance campus culture every day with their ideas, events and leadership. If you have interest in becoming a member of a student organization on campus, contact the student organization president and/or their faculty/staff advisor. Groups are listed alphabetically. For more information, email


 Name of Organization

Student President

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Accounting SocietyTamara KinnardSteven Jackson
Ashley Halferty
Alliance for EqualityEric BransDouglas Bristol
American Marketing AssociationBrandy JarvisLance Hopkins
Beta Iota Omicron (BIO)
Biology Club
Blaine Eubank

Rebecca Fillmore
Jill Arnold

CARE (Humanitarian)Elizabeth ParrottaCasey Maugh
Catholic Student AssociationMegan BermondMichelle Fleming

Child & Family Studies Association 

InactiveMichelle Jeanfreau
College Republicans InactiveTom Lansford
Collegiate DECA (Business)InactiveKen Zantow
Criminal Justice Association Aleshia Toles

 William Holt

EcoEagles (Sustainability) Heather NicholsonDavid Holt

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society (Community Service)

Monique Betting

 MD Sarder

Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society (Geography) 

Michelle JohnsonDavid Holt
Geography Club Michelle JohnsonDavid Holt
Golden Key Honor Society  Kathy Killam
Indian Student AssociationRamprasad BorraSumanth
The Legacy (Student Alumni Association)Emily KennedyChristy Elias

National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) 

 Rebecca HopkinsCasey Maugh
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History) Marty JeansonneWestley Follett
Psi Chi Honor Society (Psychology) Jammie TaylorKenji Noguchi
Sigma Mu (Science & Mathematics)Jeremy HughesMarlene Naquin
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society (English) Crystal StinsonDamon Franke
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Nursing)   Cynthia
Southern Connection
(Student Leadership Team)
 Christy Elias
Southern Cinema Club  Alan BurfordScott McDowell 
Student Government AssociationLaQuita Gresham
Jack Covarrubias
Student Nurses AssociationDeanna SaltersMichele Harris 
Student Social Work Association Cynthia ReevesKaren Aderer
Student Veteran's Association Karen GlendenningMary Funk
Wesley FoundationDina AgeeTom Rishel
Janis Slade
Karen Shaw
Women's & Gender Studies
Student Organization
Cynthia Gieseler Marie Leonard 
Young Americans for LibertyShea DobsonCasey Maugh
Young Democrats Inactive James Smith