Graduate Student Organizations

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

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Forum

We are an organization of graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences. The purpose of our organization is to 1) facilitate social and professional fellowship among our members 2) to support a forum for the exchange of ideas among graduate students and between graduate students and faculty and 3) To enhance our professional standing.

President: Cybil Huntzinger | Email Cybil:

Center for Writers (C4W)

The Center for Writers (C4W) is the graduate student organization for creative writers in the English Department's Center for Writers.

President: Sara Lewis | Email Sara:

Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization

Members of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CPGSO) associate themselves to providing personal and professional support; increasing access to mental health services in the community; and promoting personal and professional development for all graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.

President: Lovina Bater | Email Lovina:

Counseling Psychology Student Government

The Counseling Psychology Student Government consists of counseling psychology graduate students committed to the advancement of the professional development of our members, the quality of mental health services provided for clients of the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, and the overall quality and success of the Counseling Psychology graduate program.

President: Margo Villarosa | Email Margo:

English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) provides unique opportunities for students to organize and participate in professional development workshops and activities, to network and socialize with their peers and the faculty, and to become involved in special interest committees created by graduate students to advance the interests of the English graduate community. EGO's membership is made up entirely of English graduate students and its interests are those specific to its members; EGO is the only student group that provides travel funds for professional development

President: Missy Wallace | Email Missy:

Graduate Student Senate 

The Graduate Student Senate represent the voice of the graduate student body at the University of Southern Mississippi. One graduate student from each department with a graduate program is elected to serve as a representative. We work directly with the graduate school to address any concerns that graduate students have. We are also responsible for organizing and hosting the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Research Symposium.

President: Emmalea Gomberg | Email Emmalea:

Higher Education Student Affairs Association (HESAA)

We, the members of the University of Southern Mississippi Higher Education Student Affairs Association hereby associate ourselves to provide a medium for professional growth, networking and promotion of identity with state and national organizations for professional practice such as the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

President: Beka Hott | Email Beka:

Marine and Estuarine Graduate Student Association

MEGSA (The Marine and Estuarine Graduate Student Association) is the graduate student organization of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, The University of Southern Mississippi. Membership in this organization is open to any full or part-time Graduate Student regularly enrolled in The University of Southern Mississippi in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Marine Science, or Coastal Sciences. The objectives of MEGSA are to provide a forum for professional and social fellowship, exchange of ideas in marine science research, and participation in community service projects and related volunteer work.

President: David Dippold| Email David:

Mass Communication Graduate Student Alliance

We, the members of The Mass Communication Graduate Student Alliance, hereby associate ourselves in (1) the facilitation and maintenance of scholarly collaborations between the graduate students of the School of Mass Communication & Journalism, its' faculty members, and all disciplines throughout the University of Southern Mississippi, (2) while providing a platform for a community-oriented environment within its membership. This provision for social interaction will strengthen the graduate body; increase inter-personal communication, thus providing a kinship spirit in its pursuit for academic excellence.

President: Julie Prestidge | Email Julie:

Southern Miss Educational Law Association (SMELA)

The purpose of SMELA 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.

President: Staci Cox | Email Staci:

Student Association of Social Workers

Our organization is lead by and consists of graduate students in the school of social work. We have five main goals we aim towards each year: 1) to provide services to the University, School of Social Work, and local community, 2) to promote the personal as well as the academic growth of the students and faculty administration, 3) to protect the rights of the individual student, 4) to foster skills necessary in the professional practice of Social Work, and 5) to provide an opportunity for enhancement of skills in the areas of communication and relationship building.

President: Mary Takewell | Email Mary:

Student Economic Development Association (SEDA)

The goal of the Student Economic Development Association (SEDA), is to provide a student organization made up of both graduate and undergraduate students that want to pursue careers that will promote economic development on a local, regional, national, and international level.

President: Alicia Frazier| Email Alicia: