List of Student Organizations

Get involved in student life at Southern Miss Gulf Coast! Student activities and organizations enhance the college experience by developing and empowering students, creating opportunities for meaningful interpersonal relationships, supporting student organizations, and providing fun, engaging programs for the diverse campus community.

We provide over 30 dynamic student organizations that enhance campus culture every day with their ideas, events and leadership. If you have interest in becoming a member of a student organization on campus, contact the student organization president and/or their faculty/staff advisor. Groups are listed alphabetically. For more information, email


 Name of Organization

Student President

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Accounting Society 

Heather Sison

Afro-American Student OrganizationBrittany SmithMyron Labat
Alliance for Equality

Timothy Brownlee

Lauren Brownlee

Derrick Dyess

Angela Burton
American Assembly for Men in Nursing

Aaron Pack

Patsy Anderson
American Marketing Association

Sade Bray

Leona Harris

Lance Hopkins
Baptist Student Union

Hayley Amacker

Rob Smith
Beta Iota Omicron (BIO)
Biology Club
Jason Syverson

Jill Arnold

CARE (Humanitarian) Casey Maugh Funderburk
Coast Guard Auxiliary University ProgramRichard GradyFrancis Bozzolo
Computer Science Society

Teneala Spencer

Tom Rishel
EcoEagles (Sustainability) 

 Alexandria Huninghake

David Holt
USM Film Brigade

Clint Haley

Philip Gentile
The History and Heritage Society Alejandro Gomez del moral

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society (Community Service)

 Stephen Burrell

 MD Sarder

Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society (Geography) 

Lacy Lawler

David Holt
International Student AssociationKrishna Pavan Achanti

MD Sarder

Student Alumni Association

(formerly The Legacy)

 Laterrica Moore

Christy Elias

Mary Maner,
Graduate Assistant

Love Your Melon

Logan Gilbert

Kim Beard

Master of Social Work Club

(MSW Club)

Evelyn Sullivan

Matthew Vasquez


(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Liz Glantz

Rene Drumm

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Arizona Gregory Marlene Naquin or Susan Mullican
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History) Hailey Ulrich Alejandro Gomez del moral

Psi Chi Honor Society (Psychology) 

Taylor ThigpenKenji Noguchi


(People Learning About the Need for THC)

Colby McClainDavid Holt

Sigma Mu

(Science & Mathematics)

Scott Geyer

Marlene Naquin
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society (English) Maria LagascaDamon Franke
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Nursing)   Cynthia
Southern Connection
(Student Leadership Team)
 Christy Elias
The Spanish SocietyDylan TynerMary Ann Stewart
STEP UP Advisory Council Tyler Edwards
Student Government Association

Zachary Stewart

Claire Yount

Christy Elias

Tom Lansford

Student Nurses AssociationPepper Ginder

Patsy Anderson

Social Work Club

(BSW Club)

 Karen Aderer
Student Veterans of America Lina PenneyMary Funk
Wesley FoundationMaryon Norton Tom Rishel
Janis Slade
Karen Shaw
Women's & Gender Studies
Student Organization
Mary ManerSusan Mullican