College of Education and Psychology Student Organizations
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 Hattiesburg and the surrounding communities, with special emphasis on developmental and education services and resources 2. To research, compile, and disseminate information regarding children and families 3. 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: Kacy SmithEmail Kacy
The Marriage and Family Therapy Student Organization (MFTSO) is an organization for current Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students as well as those interested in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The MFTSO provides support to students and the community through public relations, service, social, and recruitment activities.
President: Chasity BarbourEmail Chasity
Purpose: We discuss information related to psychology in addition to providing information on careers in psychology.
President: Matthew Stafford Email Matthew
Purpose: Southern Miss Education Law Association (S.M.E.L.A.) is a student research collaborative at The University of Southern Mississippi and is affiliated with the national Education Law Association. The purpose of S.M.E.L.A. is to create a community of scholars committed to the study of education law. The mission of the organization is to make informed recommendations that ultimately impact policy and practices within the educational community through learning, teaching, publication, and research. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any approved program of study at USM. Additionally, University faculty may participate in S.M.E.L.A. as affiliate members.
President: Rebekah Young Email Rebekah
The purpose of the Southern Miss Student Archivists Association is 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; and to promote archival interests within the university.
President: Cole Smith Email Cole