Honor Societies

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

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Gamma Beta Phi is an honor society that focuses on scholarship, service, and charcter. Gamma Beta Phi inducts academically excellent students who share its mission of promoting community service to their colleges and communities.

President: Taija Dismuke | Email Taija: taija.dismuke@eagles.usm.edu

Golden Key International Honor Society, USM Chapter

With members being inducted since 1984, the Golden Key chapter at The University of Southern Mississippi has a large network of past experience. As the 51st chapter to have been chartered, the USM Golden Key has now been active part of the community for over 25 years. We welcome prospective members sophomore year through graduate school who are in the top 15% of their class and interested in improving and developing their academic initiatives, leadership experience, and community service responsibilities.

President: Melissa Weston | Email Melissa: melissa.weston@eagles.usm.edu

Lambda Sigma Honor Society 

Lambda Sigma Society is a national honor society for second year men and women dedicated to the purpose of fostering leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and the spirit of service among college students, and to promoting the interests of the college or university in every possible way. Membership in Lambda Sigma is not only recognition for accomplishment, but also a challenge to serve throughout your college career and as an alumnus. Lambda Sigma offers opportunities for personal growth, leadership experience, a sense of involvement on your campus, and the friendship of other student leaders/scholars. As a member of a group of outstanding second year students, members are challenged to fulfill their own intellectual and leadership potential while serving their University and community.

President: Nathan Barron | Email Nathan: Nathan.Barron@eagles.usm.edu

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day. NSCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 on the campus of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is a recognized organization at over 300 campuses across the country.

President: Sarah Rubelowsky | Email Sarah: Sarah.Rubelowsky@eagles.usm.edu

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois. It is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Inspired by the past and dedicated to the future, the Society's mission is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. To gain membership, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any first year, full-time curricular period, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor's degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class. Phi Eta Sigma chapters are chartered on 365 campuses across the United States.

President: Anesha Handshaw | Email Anesha: anesha.handshaw@eagles.usm.edu

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The main purpose of Phi Kappa Phi is to promote high academic standards at the University of Southern Mississippi by educating qualified students of the opportunities offered through the Society through participation in the community and on campus.

President: Rachael Luckett | Email Rachael: rachael.luckett@eagles.usm.edu

Sigma Alpha Lambda

Sigma Alpha Lambda is a National Leadership and Honors Organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment. Service is the foundation of our leadership development model as well as the leadership of the organization itself. Through service, individuals look outside themselves and lives are changed, not only for the one being served but even more so for the one serving. As a result of this process, the individual learns more about who they really are and what they value. Our Statement of Purpose and organization’s Shared Values provide the foundation upon which the organization carries out its mission

President: Johnny Brumfield | Email Johnny: johnny.brumfield@eagles.usm.edu