Student Organizations

In your college journey, not only do you need a map, but you also need traveling companions who share your same interests.  At The University of Southern Mississippi, student organizations provide avenues to meet those people.  The College of Business has a number of student groups available to meet your needs.  Not only does being a part of an organization enhance your college experience, but it also opens many doors to your future.


Alpha Kappa Psi | Staff Advisor: Amy Yeend
This group is for undergraduates and graduates enrolled and pursuing a degree in commerce, economics, or business administration. Its purpose is to further the individual welfare of its members and to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance.

American Marketing Association | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melinda McLelland
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching, and development of marketing worldwide.  The Southern Miss AMA chapter focuses on professional development, community service, and fundraising.  Membership is open to all students with an interest in marketing.  AMA members have the opportunity to gain valuable experience managing finances, people, projects, and deadlines.

Beta Alpha Psi | Faculty Advisor: Valerie Simmons
This organization is for members who have declared a concentration in accounting and have completed at least four semesters of accounting study. Its purpose is to help students better understand the professional requirements, laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of accounting for the protection of our future employers and clients of ourselves as representatives of the profession.

Beta Gamma Sigma | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wanda Fennell
This organization seeks to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business and administration, to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business activities.

Business Student Advisory Council | Advisors: Dr. Faye Gilbert & Amy Yeend
This group is composed of representatives of each of the CoB student groups and departmental areas. It serves in an advisory group to the dean, hosting the annual awards banquet each spring. Its members also serve as an ambassador group from the College of Business.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Sequeira
The group's purpose is to provide real-world business and consulting experience to students.  Student members help implement entrepreneurial ventures and spearhead consulting projects with small business owners.

Delta Sigma Pi | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russ Willis
This organization prepares business majors for the professional world; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; and to foster the study of business in universities.

Financial Management Association | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Stelk
The purpose of this organization is to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment in business and non-business finance and banking among undergraduates and graduate students, to provide an association for college students actively interested in these fields, and to encourage a friendly attitude by business executives toward students of business finance and banking.

Phi Beta Lambda | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anne Gottfried
This organization provides opportunities for postsecondary students to develop business-related career competencies.

Society for Human Resource Management (Inactive)
The goal of the USM Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management is to connect students with HR professionals in their field of interest. Members will have exposure to guest speakers, resume building, community service opportunities, internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, social events, and networking opportunities.

Sport Management Club | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brandon Allen
The purpose of this club is to provide educational, social, and practical experiences for sport management majors and minors along with other majors. It exists for undergraduate and graduate students in the sport management field as a means to network with other professionals.

Student Economic Development Association (SEDA) | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chad Miller 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.