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Campus and Community Involvement

Campus and Community Involvement

Engaging with the vibrant campus and the welcoming Hattiesburg/Gulf Park communities offers you a gateway to forging invaluable relationships.

Whether you're seeking friends, study partners, or career networking opportunities, the benefits are boundless. Embracing your role in the broader world not only fosters personal growth but also shapes you into a responsible and engaged citizen. Above all, it's an exciting journey. Ready to embark on this adventure? Explore some inspiring ideas to kickstart your journey.

Campus Involvement 

Student Organizations
Discover a world of opportunities and connections through our student organization website. Whether you're passionate about Academics, interested in Greek Life, thrive in Games and Athletics, excel in Honor Societies, seek spiritual fulfillment in Religious groups, yearn to give back through Service initiatives, or have a unique Special Interest – we've got something for everyone. Explore these dynamic categories to find your niche, make lifelong friends, and leave Southern Miss better than you found it.

Diversity and Inclusion Student Organizations
The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement works with a variety of student organizations each year from various backgrounds. 

Diversity and Inclusion Campus Offices
At USM you'll find dedicated spaces that support, educate, and empower everyone in our campus community. Explore our Diversity and Inclusion campus offices, including Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Prism LGBTQ+, International Student and Scholar Services, and more! 

Events Calendar
Don't miss out on the pulse of our community. Our events calendar is your key to discovering exciting and enriching experiences. From lectures and workshops to concerts and cultural celebrations, there's always something happening.


Minority Association of 
Pre-Medical Students

MAPS Students

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) provides community, resources, and mentorship to minority students aspiring to become health professionals.

Speech and Debate 

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The Speech and Debate society is a student-drive organization dedicated to the advocacy of college debate, promotion of free speech and expression, and the study of the art of rhetoric. 

Community Involvement 

Make a difference in your world, meet new people, build relationships, serve your community, and more!

Center for Community Engagement
Dedicated to coordinating and promoting community engagement activities, such as volunteer opportunities, service-learning programs, and initiatives that connect students and faculty with the local community to address various social and civic needs. 

Find Volunteer Opportunities
Ready to make a difference in your local community? Visit our hub for local volunteer opportunities and a directory of local organizations. It's the ultimate resource to find and sign-up for meaningful volunteer experiences. 

Become a USM Citizen Scholar
Students who earn 100+ service hours, participate in a community-engaged learning experience, and complete a reflective exit interview will be recognized as a Southern Miss Citizen Scholar and receive a medallion.

Explore the Service-Learning Course List
Students at Southern Miss can participate in service-learning classes to engage in projects through which they apply and learn course content while serving the community. Take one of these service-learning courses and earn credit for serving!

Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families
Our dedicated staff at the Quinlan-Hammond Hall of Honor offers unwavering guidance and support to our military students throughout their entire journey, from admission to graduation and onward to career placement.


What Students Are Saying

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Quinlan-Hammond Hall of Honor, to me, is a daily reminder of what Southern Miss and its staff do to make military students experiences special. This new home is something that I will be forever grateful for and I know any person that walks through the doors feels the exact same way.

Jordan Maxwell, ’2023 | Communications Studies major

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College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 210
118 College Dr. #5004
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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