College of Education and Psychology Student Organizations

Be sure to file the 2015-2016 Organization Information Form to have your organization's information listed on the Student Activities Website.

Black Studies Student Alliance

The Black Studies Student Alliance is an academic organization that is representation for the Black Studies Program at the University of Southern Miss. The organization is designed to educate, impact and support the community.

President: Destini Williams | Email Destini:

Child and Family Studies Student Organization

The purposes of this organization are as follows: 1. To serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all children and families in South Mississippi, with special emphasis on developmental and education services and resources. 2. To partner with the College of Education and Psychology Student Advisement and Support Center to offer academic support department wide. 3. To compile and disseminate information regarding children and families to appropriate stakeholders based on current research. 4. To foster the growth and development of the membership in their work with, and on behalf of children and families. This will be accomplished by offering members opportunities to 1) meet with leaders in the community, 2) work directly with families and children, 3) exchange ideas with other students, and 4) develop child and family advocacy skills.

President: Betsy Guerry | Email Betsy:

Education Major Student Association

EMSA’s goals include providing students with professional development opportunities in the field of education, participating in community service, advocating on behalf of student interests, participating in initiatives of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, and promoting and supporting teacher education at The University of Southern Mississippi.

President: Sarah Ladner | Email Sarah:

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: Steven Oden | Email Steven:

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:

Psi Chi

An honors psychology society.

President: Aaron Bermond| Email Aaron:

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: Jacquelynn Johnson | Email Jacquelynn:

Southern Miss Student Archivists

Purpose of Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA) • To acquaint members with the objectives, ethics, activities, and publications of the archival profession and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) • To provide opportunities for members to discuss archival issues and the archival profession, interact with professional archivists, and engage in professional activities. • To promote collaboration and communication with other student groups within The University of Southern Mississippi and with other organizations such as the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) in order to develop the mutual interests of the library and archival professions. To promote archival interests within the university.

President: Carlie Burkett | Email Carlie: