College of Arts & Letters Student Organizations

Be sure to file the 2017-2018 Organization Information Form to have your organization's most current information listed on the Leadership and Student Involvement website. Don't see your group? You aren't registered for this year yet. Complete the form above to begin that process!

Alpha Psi Omega 

Alpha Psi Omega is an organization that strives to bring the community together through the use of the Arts. Alpha Psi Omega's active members work tirelessly to ensure that the students selected to attend KCACTF are allowed to do so free of charge. In addition to fundraising, our students hold an annual canned food drive so that we can give back to the community of Hattiesburg.

President: Kelsey Hebert | Email: kelsey.hebert@usm.edu

Anthropology and Sociology Club 

Our organization aims to provide a platform outside of the classroom for anthropology and sociology majors and minors, as well as non-major students. This is a place to express ideas, as well as discuss and bring interest to, the disciplines and their work.

President: Dana Hauffe | Email: dana.hauffe@usm.edu

Army ROTC | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps is a commissioning program created by the National Defense Act of 1916 and hosted by 273 major universities throughout the United States, including the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Association of Black Journalists

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Association of Black Journalists is a professional student organization aimed at providing professional development for aspiring student journalists. We are dedicated to expanding opportunities for student members through networking,professional development and community service.

President: Ebonee Jackson| Email: ebonee.c.jackson@usm.edu

Black Studies Student Alliance | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

The Black Studies Student Alliance (BSSA) supports the academic pursuits of students interested in Black Studies as a minor, provides opportunities for student involvement in local communities, and represents the needs and interests of students to the Center for Black Studies. The BSSA is an organization that is open to any Southern Miss student—undergraduate and graduate—seeking a culturally rich supplement to their academic experience by becoming involved in the activities sponsored by the BSSA and the Center for Black Studies.

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Communication Studies Assocation

The Communication Studies Association (CSA) is a student-run organization that promotes career and professional opportunities. CSA holds events for its members, such as: resume and interviewing workshops, guest speakers, and networking.

President: Crystal Prescott| Email: crystal.prescott@usm.edu

Creative Collective

We are a student organization specifically geared toward Graphic Design students that aim to build the community of design students on USM's campus, as well as within the Hattiesburg community. This includes hosting fundraising events, getting involved in our local community, and hosting on campus events for our student group as well as reaching out to other groups on campus.

President: Melanie Appel | Email: melanie.appel@usm.edu

Golden Eagle Sound and Production | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

Student Organization that puts an emphasis on sound and live production. We will be responsible for holding and running sound functions throughout the year on campus.

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The Crew Digital Media Group

We are a student organization at the University of Southern Mississippi. We provide students with hands on experience in filming, editing and video production. The Crew organization is a place for USM filmmakers and creatives to connect, create, and share their films and skills with the world.

President: Jamicah McNeil | Email:jamicah.mcneil@usm.edu

Economics Club

The Economics Club serves as an outlet to discuss the topic of economics in a more friendly atmosphere than a classroom-style lecture typically provides; it also aims to provide a venue where students can make friends while also being intellectually engaged. In doing so, we hope to make a "hard" topic like economics be more appealing and inviting to all. 

President: Henry Woodyard | Email: henry.woodyard@usm.edu

Future Black Law Students Association

Encourages future law students to pursue careers in the judicial system and do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes. Also, we prepare all students with the tools needed to succeed in the professional world.

President: Kah-lil Standberry | Email: kahlil.standberry@usm.edu

Golden Eagle Tuba Society

Musical organization dedicated to the promotion of the tuba and the euphonium through performances and other activities in the Southern Miss community. 

President: Steven Dixon | Email: steven.dixon@usm.edu

The International Club | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

We desire to create a community and provide an environment in which international students and those interested in studying abroad can learn more about other cultures and share experiences abroad.

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Kappa Kappa Psi

Founded in 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity was created to help promote music and establish a solid foundation between college and university bands. We take pride in our diversification within our Fraternity, while striving to better serve our bands and ensembles. The Gamma Chi chapter here at the University of Southern Mississippi is one of many Kappa Kappa Psi chapters across over 200 colleges and universities in the country. 

President: Matthew Gioia | Email: matthew.gioia@usm.edu

L'Association Francaise

We are USM's French Club. Our events revolve around the French language and francophone cultures, and French speakers of all levels are welcome!

President: Evan Jones | Email  evan.c.jones@usm.edu

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Its mission as a society is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. To gain membership, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall.

President: Jared Gould | Email: jared.gould@usm.edu

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

Established in 1898, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has made a supreme endeavor to motivate others to maximize their potential both as a musician and as a human being. Sinfonians have made it their goal to advance music in America as well as mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students. The Eta Phi Chapter at the University of Southern Mississippi is one of many chapters of the Fraternity across America.

President: Sean Purvis  | Email: sean.purvis@usm.edu

Pi Sigma Alpha 

Founded in 1920 at the University of Texas, Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society, now comprising over 740 chapters nationwide. The USM chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (Chi Delta) was founded in 1998. The purpose of the chapter is to stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government and politics; promote a better understanding of politics among its members; advance and disseminate knowledge and interest in political science; and organize, promote, and conduct seminars, conferences, research, discussion groups, and publications in political science.

President: Gillian Purser | Email: gillian.purser@usm.edu

Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a nationwide pre-professional organization for students interested in public relations and related mass communication fields. In 1968 Betsy Plank, a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), established PRSSA to build mutually beneficial relationships between students and practitioners advancing the profession and future professionals. It is currently the largest public relations organization in the world and includes more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into more than 300 chapters in the United States Argentina, Colombia and Peru. The national headquarters are located in New York City and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. 

The Public Relations Student Society of America at The University of Southern Mississippi was founded October 30, 1980. The rich history and support from the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, our parent organization and local practitioners offer professional development, networking opportunities, news and many other resources helping students to enhance their education, broaden their network and launch their career. Students of all majors are welcome to join.

President: Rebecca Burnett | Email:Rebecca.Burnett@usm.edu

Sigma Alpha Iota 

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is an international fraternity for women who come together to enjoy the fellowship of music and to promote and develop music worldwide. SAI was founded on June 12,1903at the University School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music.

President: Sara Williams| Email: sara.m.williams@usm.edu

Sigma Tau Delta | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

Sigma Tau Delta is an internationally renowned honors society that recognizes outstanding English scholars. Our chapter offers both civic and academic opportunities including: prestigious scholarships; avenues to publish both critical and creative material; social events and fundraising events; community service opportunities (just to name a few of a number of social and academic events we host throughout the year). In addition, you will receive copies of The Rectangle (a journal of creative pieces) and The Delta Review (a journal of critical essays) the first year of membership so that you can stay abreast of the thoughts of our contemporaries. Moreover, Sigma Tau Delta is recognized by graduate schools and professional organization. Membership to Sigma Tau Delta will be another honor you can add to your accomplishments, and, at graduation, you will proudly wear honors.

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Student Dance Organization

It shall be the purpose of this organization to provide services to the University of Southern Mississippi division of dance and surrounding areas, and to promote the combined and individual interests in the achievements of the performing arts. We also strive to be advocates of dance in education, culture, and community.

President: Brooke Jerome | Email: katherine.jerome@usm.edu

Speech and Debate Team

The USM Speech and Debate Team is a student-driven organization dedicated to the advocacy of collegiate debate, the promotion of free speech and expression, and the study of the art of rhetoric at The University of Southern Mississippi. The organization is dedicated to the development of oratory skills developed through both tournament participation and on-campus events.
We compete all over the country in tournaments focusing on events that include competitive debate, platform speaking, and literature interpretation, developing skills of both oration and critical thinking.
As a mission, we strive to develop each and every one of our members in their abilities of communication, regardless of their major, background, and circumstance.

President: Jonathan Bridenbaker | Email: jonathon.bridenbaker@usm.edu

South City Records | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

South City Records, the University of Southern Mississippi's own student-run record company, is for anyone interested in sound recording, live music production, management/marketing for the music business, performing, and GOOD MUSIC. 

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The PRIDE of Mississippi Marching Band

The marching band of The University of Southern Mississippi.

President: Colin McKenzie | Email: colin.mckenzie@usm.edu

The Student Printz

The Student Printz is the award-winning, student-run newspaper at The University of Southern Mississippi. It is printed every Wednesday and content is also posted online at www.studentprintz.com.
The newspaper changed its name to the Student Printz in 1927, by campus referendum. The name was chosen because it sounded like the name of a popular contemporary musical, The Student Prince.

President: Kaitlyn Watkins | Email: kaitlyn.watkins@usm.edu

USM Artist Guild

USM Artist Guild is meant for anyone who wants to join and participate in the arts. We get our members to learn what its like to work with the public and go to art conferences to meet experienced artist and to learn new skills. UAG brings in visiting artists to USM for students to learn their skills and hopefully make connections in the art world.

President: Logan Smith | Email: Logan.Smith@usm.edu