College of Education and Psychology Student Organizations

Be sure to file the 2014-2015 Organization Information Form to have your organization's information listed on the Student Activities Website.
Library and Information Science Student Association

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) strives to support and contribute to the professional development and education of library and information science students, both graduate and undergraduate, at the USM School of Library and Information Science (SLIS). LISSA works to provide SLIS students with an active channel of communication and representation with the administration and faculty, and encourages professional contacts within the field of librarianship. Membership is open to all USM SLIS students.

President: Elizabeth La Beaud | Email Elizabeth:

Marriage and Family Therapy Student Organization

1. To serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all individuals, couples and families in Hattiesburg and the surrounding area with special emphasis on improving the quality of life for families 2.To foster growth and development of members of this organization in their work with and on behalf of individuals, couples and families 3. To increase members’ awareness of issues impacting the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and the training of Marriage and Family Therapy students and to promote the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The University of Southern Mississippi 4. To inform prospective undergraduate students about the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The University of Southern Mississippi 5. To inform residents in the Hattiesburg and surrounding area about issues impacting families and services provided by The University Clinic for Family Therapy 6. To offer members opportunities to: a) Interact with local and state government officials and other community leaders; b)Provide charitable contributions to residents of Hattiesburg and the surrounding area; and c) Interact academically and socially with marriage and family therapy graduate students, faculty and other mental health professionals.

President: Jessica Baxley | Email Jessica:

Physical Education Majors Club

The Physical Education Major Club (PEM) is a student organization that strives to expand the overall scope of students’ educational experiences by promoting educational activities and allowing students to establish closer contact with those who are involved in the profession of physical education. This club prides itself on hosting fundraising opportunities in order to raise funds to attend the annual AAHPERD state convention and possible national conventions. The PEM Club is open to students majoring or minoring in Physical Education.

President: Chiquita Thomas | Email Chiquita:

Psychology Club

Psychology Club is for students interested in Psychology, both Psychology majors and non-majors. We host guest speakers that discuss, topic, careers, and graduate programs in psychology. Additionally, we participate in numerous community service projects throughout the year.

President: Devin Drawdy | Email Devin: