Freshman Associates is a group designed specifically for freshman students who want to develop skills in leadership and planning. This organization will ultimately help you discover how you can be an integral part of Southern Miss as well as Student Government in your future collegiate years. If selected to be a Freshman Associate, you will be required to attend weekly meetings, participate in community service events, partake in Freshman Associates retreat and committee meetings, and any other events or opportunities that are offered to the Freshman Associates. This group is also in charge of hosting Freshman Finale, a rewarding event that takes place at the end of the Spring Semester. Freshman Associates also serves as an outlet for students to express fresh, new, creative ideas for this university.