Special Interest Student Organizations

Be sure to file the 2014-2015 Organization Information Form to have your organization's information listed on the Student Activities Website.
100 Collegiate Black Women

100 Collegiate Black Women is an organization working hard to build and empower African- American women through greater access to education, political strength, business opportunities and civic responsibility. The 100 Collegiate Black Women is an organization of progressive women. Each member embraces the value of nurturing young women as they look toward brighter futures. The 100 Collegiate Black Women mission is to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.

President: Keosha Holloway | Email Keosha: keosha.holloway@eagles.usm.edu

The Afro-American Student Organization (AASO)

The Afro American Student Organization (AASO) is a university-chartered organization designed to help promote diversity at Southern Miss. AASO is the oldest and largest minority student organization on campus and membership is open to all students regardless of race. AASO provides social and cultural activities that include social functions, academic programming, community service projects, and leadership development workshops.

President: Antell Young, II | Email Antell: antell.young@eagles.usm.edu

Anime Club

The University of Southern Mississippi Anime Club dedicates itself to creating and fostering friendships through a mutual love of Japanese animation and Asian cultures.

President: Amber Massey | Email Amber: Amber.massey@eagles.usm.edu

Chinese Student Association

CSA provides a close community for USM Taiwanese scholars and students.

President: Chen-Wei Cheng | Email Chen-Wei chenwei.chang@eagles.usm.edu

Collective Hip-Hop An Original Society (C.H.A.O.S.)

Group of open expression. We have dancers, singers, rappers & poets. We all come together to express ourselves through our art.

President: Deveron Dennis | Email Deveron: Deveron.dennis@eagles.usm.edu

College Republicans

The purpose of The University of Southern Mississippi of College Republicans is to recruit, register, train and mobilize young adults on our college campus to build our party and elect Republicans. We serve as a voice for conservative students across the University, and provide students with the training and resources necessary to spread the conservative movement and prepare the future leaders of the Republican Party.

President: Taylor Rhodes | Email Taylor: taylor.rhodes@eagles.usm.edu

Eagle Connection

Eagle Connection is a group of elite students who conduct campus tours for perspective students as well as travel to various recruitment events in different regions. Members of Eagle Connection also orchestrates Black and Gold Day, an annual event that hosts hundreds of high school seniors to guide them around campus and get them engaged in Southern Miss.

President: Rylee House | Email Rylee: Kristin.house@eagles.usm.edu

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance works for intersectional feminism at USM and throughout Mississippi. We welcome everyone!

President: Lisa Wakeland | Email Lisa: lisa.wakeland85@gmail.com

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

The Gay Straight Alliance at The University of Southern Mississippi is a group of students, faculty, and community members who believe in putting an end to homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, and all other forms of discrimination. The GSA offers free education, support, and information to individuals hoping to learn more about our organization.

President: Taylor Vines | Email Taylor: taylor.vines@eagles.usm.edu

Golden Eagle Intertribal Society

The Golden Eagles intertribal Society seeks to promote awareness and appreciation of First Nations cultures through formal annual events and informal social and educational activities. Students involved will enjoy an increased sense of community while furthering their education. First Nations communities will benefit through the education of their young people. The Hattiesburg community will benefit from a more inclusive and broader awareness of culture.

President: Nicklaus Shumake | Email Nicklaus: Nicklaus.shumake@eagles.usm.edu

Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) Crew

The Golden Eagle Welcome Week Crew hopes to provide a smooth transition to Southern Miss and share knowledge and helpful resources for student success. We will also uphold the spirit of Southern Miss and provide a welcoming environment for all incoming students.

President: Elizabeth Bagert | Email Elizabeth: Elizabeth.bagert@eagles.usm.edu

Her Campus Southern Mississippi

Her Campus Southern Mississippi is an online magazine targeted at the female college students population but also offers a selection for the male population. The magazine focuses on college life and things happening at the University of Southern Mississippi.

President: Megan Fink | Email Megan: megan.fink@eagles.usm.edu

Honors College Ambassadors |Not Fully Registered for 2014-2015

We are the student hosts of the Honors College and participate in recruiting and orientation events. We also serve in various community service projects.

President: Alisha Randall | Email Alisha: alisha.randall@eagles.usm.edu

I.D.E.A.L. Women

We are an organization dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of minority women on campus. I.D.E.A.L. serves as an acronym for Intelligent, Dignified, Elegant, Ambitious, Leaders. Affiliates of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs that was organized on July 21, 1896. The NACWC is the oldest African-American secular organization in existence today. As minority women, we strive to promote and uplift our community through service, leadership, and scholastic achievement!"

President: Amber Green | Email Amber: amber.c.green@eagles.usm.edu

Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education (I.M.A.G.E.)

The focus of this organization is on broadening the participation of underrepresented minority students majoring in science and technology on campus. Our goal is to provide the resources and support needed for student recruitment, retention, and graduation to encourage a diverse STEM workforce.

President: Alexis Sanders | Email Alexis: alexis.l.sanders@eagles.usm.edu

Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots Institute

By bringing awareness to the environmental needs and the needs of the those in the environment surrounding us, we look to follow in Jane Goodall's footsteps and make our own mark on creating a better tomorrow. This club does outdoor and indoor activities and we are always looking for new opportunities to expand our care of every living thing.

President: Heather Haines | Email Heather: heather.haines@eagles.usm.edu

The Legacy

The Legacy, the student alumni association, is the campus leader in promoting spirit and enthusiasm on campus by protecting the tradition and history of Southern Miss. As the student group of the Alumni Association and one of the largest dues-paying student organizations at Southern Miss, we have many fun activities that draw the interest of the entire student body. Our current membership is more than 1,000 members and growing.

President: Sophie Saizan | Email Sophie: sophe.saizan@eagles.usm.edu

Luckyday Leadership Team

Each Executive Team Leader heads a team of students in the areas listed below. Approximately 50 students currently serve on the Luckyday Leadership Team. The term of service is one year. The following teams put on events for Luckyday Scholars to enjoy which range from tailgating to 5k charity runs. Wellness Team Connections Team Outreach Team Service Team Social Team

President: Shanice Hicks | Email Shanice: Shanice.hicks@eagles.usm.edu

Men of Excellence (M.O.X.)

Men of Excellence is a community service based organization that works to better the image of all males here on campus, emphasizing educationally enriched programs and building a foundation of excellence. We serve our campus and community with pride and integrity while maintaining respect for ourselves and others and excel in all endeavors we choose to undertake individually and collectively.

President: Alloric Riley | Email Alloric: alloric.riley@eagles.usm.edu


We are the University of Southern Miss' Charter Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. We serve the community, keep students involved and focus on bettering others daily!

President: Kendall Laster | Email Kendall: kendall.laster@eagles.usm.edu

Rho Gamma: The Southerner Yearbook

The Southerner Yearbook is dedicated to providing a lifetime of memories for all Southern Miss students. This year we will be publishing the 79th Volume of the Southerner and it will contain approximately 225 pages. The Southerner provides a hands-on experience to all of its members which will benefit them tremendously post graduation.

Editor-in-Chief: Kayla Patak | Email Kayla: kayla.patak@eagles.usm.edu

Secular Student Alliance | Not Fully Registered for 2014-2015

We are an organization consisting of atheists, agnostics, areligious, secular, and free-thinking individuals. We insist upon reason and logic as being our guiding principles. Also, we like helping out the university and community as a whole pertaining to societal issues.

President: Kevin Clifton | Email Kevin: kevin.clifton@eagles.usm.edu

South City Records

We are South City Records, an independent, student-run record label that signs and records local, southern talent. We are a subdivision of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. South City Records prepares students for all aspects of the entertainment industry by providing the tools and hands-on experience necessary to achieve great music, marketing, production, and performance. We are located in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism (College Hall).

President: Emily Evans | Email Emily: Emily.Evans@eagles.usm.edu

Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC)

The Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) is a student-run, student-funded organization. SMAC strives to offer a variety of educational and entertaining programs to complement the Southern Miss academic experience, while bringing programs to educate and enlighten the student body. Events offered include concerts, movies, speakers, novelty acts and many more which are open to ALL students.

President: Gavin Snyder | Email Gavin: gavin.snyder@eagles.usm.edu

Southern Students About Service (SSAS) | Not Fully Registered for 2014-2015

We, the members of Southern Students about Service SASS at Southern Miss, hereby associate ourselves to create an environment in which all students, undergraduate and graduate, can interact socially and can be of maximum service to The University of Southern Mississippi and the local state and national communities. The students must be willing to support those in recovery or be in recovery themselves.

President: Christina Jacobs | Email Stina: stinajacobs@gmail.com

Southern Style

Southern Style operates as offical ambassadors for the University. Southern Style's primary responsibility is to serve first year student through the yearlong orientation process.

Get more information on Southern Style

Stage Monkeys

The Stage Monkeys are Hattiesburg's premier improv troupe. They perform unscripted, audience-interactive shows on Thursday nights. They specialize in short-form comedy sketches, but occasionally dive into mid- and long-form. The Stage Monkeys of Hattiesburg are part of a national network of improv troupes which began in Lafayette, LA and have been performing at USM since 2001.

President: Jamie Jelinski | Email Jamie: Jamie.jelinski@eagles.usm.edu

Student Government Association

"The Student Government Association desires: -to provide an effective organization for the administration of the student body. -to establish official channels through which student opinions may be expressed. -to promote students' rights and responsibilities. -to ensure the growth and development of self-government for all students. -to encourage university pride, to promote academic freedom and academic responsibility. -to protect the rights of students. -to promote full cooperation between students, faculty and administration in the constant pursuit of excellence, justice, and quality of life for all students at The University of Southern Mississippi."

President: Jeffrey George | Email Jeffrey: Jeffrey.george@eagles.usm.edu

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

To unite the voice of the student-athlete population, and to serve in an advisory role to the athletics department regarding issues relevant to student-athlete's welfare, access, and equality.

President: Alex Pfefferle | Email Alexandra: Alexandra.pfefferle@eagles.usm.edu

Student Veterans of America

The Student Veterans of America, University of Southern Mississippi Chapter, serves as an advocacy group for servicemen, servicewomen, and family members of every branch of the United States military.

President: Anthony Rooney | Email Anthony: Anthony.rooney@eagles.usm.edu

Sustainability Advocates

We are a group that strive to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles at USM. We try to educate students on what choices and options are available throughout their lives so that they can protect our environment.

President: Katrina Knauer | Email Katrina: katrina.knauer@eagles.usm.edu

Tea Club

The University of Southern Mississippi Tea Club is an organization that seeks to provide a forum for intellectual discourse and place to appreciate different teas from around the world.

President: Michael Slater | Email Michael: michael.slater@eagles.usm.edu

Together Enhancing Autism Awareness Mississippi at USM

TEAAM USM is the first university chapter of the statewide autism awareness organization, Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi. Our goal is to raise awareness of and provide advocacy for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder both on USM's campus and in the surrounding community. We provide a venue for our members and any interested parties to hear speakers from various disciplines share their experience with autism or individuals on the spectrum, as well as various opportunities to serve the surrounding community.

President: Markeshia Smith | Email Markeshia: markeshia.smith@eagles.usm.edu

United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Southern Miss Chapter | Not Fully Registered for 2014-2015

The Southern Miss USGBC chapter is an affiliate of the national USGBC organization that seeks to incorporate green and sustainable living habits to college campuses and their surrounding communities. Through events, seminars, speaker panels, projects, and more, USGBC at Southern Miss seeks to set the green standard by bettering the quality of campus life to the Golden Eagle community.

President: Alex Doleac | Email Alex: brett.doleac@eagles.usm.edu

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

We, the students of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a non-profit student organization based on the University of Southern Mississippi's campus that strives to preserve our Vietnamese culture and heritage. As a dynamic and open organization, we are dedicated to maintaining an open and welcoming atmosphere within our association. As an association, VSA is a home away from home, where meaningful relationships are created when members work together to enrich each other lives.

President: Aleke Vehos | Email Aleke: aleke.vehos@eagles.usm.edu

Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors (WA) are students from various majors who help promote health and well-being on the Southern Miss campus. Wellness Ambassadors act as peer educators and are leaders with skills and talents that assist health educators in designing, promoting, and participating in health events and campaigns on campus.

President: Anthony Curry | Email Anthony: Anthony.curry@eagles.usm.edu

Young Americans for Liberty

We are the Young Americans for Liberty. We recognize the God-given natural rights of life, liberty, and property set forth by our Founding Fathers. Our country was created to protect the freedoms of the individual and be directed by We the People. We recognize that freedom requires responsibility, and therefore we hold ourselves to a high standard of character and conduct. Integrity motivates our action. Principle defines our outlook towards government. Peace and prosperity drive our ambitions towards our countrymen.

President: Christopher McSparrin | Email Christopher: christopher.mcsparrin@eagles.usm.edu