Graduate Student Organizations

Be sure to file the 2016-2017 Organization Information Form to have your organization's most current information listed on the Student Activities Website. Don't see your group? You aren't registered for this year yet. Complete the form above to begin that process!

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Forum

We are an organization of graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences. The purpose of our organization is to 1) facilitate social and professional fellowship among our members 2) to support a forum for the exchange of ideas among graduate students and between graduate students and faculty and 3) To enhance our professional standing.

President: Cybil Huntzinger | Email: Cybil.Covic@eagles.usm.edu

Center for Writers (C4W)

The Center for Writers (C4W) is the graduate student organization for creative writers in the English Department's Center for Writers.

President: Todd Gray | Email: joseph.t.gray@eagles.usm.edu

Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization

Members of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CPGSO) associate themselves to providing personal and professional support; increasing access to mental health services inthecommunity;andpromotingpersonal and professional development for all graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.

President: Laura Hansen | Email: laura.hansen@eagles.usm.edu

Communication Studies Graduate Association

The Communication Studies Graduate Association seeks to promote the practice, development, and study of communication through the following practices: • Involvement, research, and recruitment, • Advocacy, engagement, and mentorship, • Professionalism, collegiality, and academic growth This mission is accomplished with the coordination of USM stakeholders from the campus and the greater community at large through commitment and respect to theabove mentionedobjectives.

President: Sean Fourney | Email: sean.fourney@usm.edu

Counseling Psychology Student Government

The Counseling Psychology Student Government consists of counseling psychology graduate students committed to the advancement of the professional development of our members, the quality of mental health services provided for clients of the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, and the overall quality and success of the Counseling Psychology graduate program.

President: Erica Mathis | Email: erica.mathis@eagles.usm.edu

English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) provides unique opportunities for students to organize and participate in professional development workshops and activities, to network and socialize with their peers and the faculty, and to become involved in special interest committees created by graduate students to advance the interests of the English graduate community. EGO's membership is made up entirely of English graduate students and its interests are those specific to its members; EGO is the only student group that provides travel funds for professional development

President: Emily Martin | Emai: emily.c.martin@eagles.usm.edu

Graduate Student Alliance - School of Mass Comm & Journalism 

GSA is an organization that allows graduate students in the Mass Communication & Journalism School an opportunity to connect with one another on both a professional and societal level. The organization hosts social and professional development workshops ranging from research and conference presentations to resume/CV workshops to stress management and more. The group consists of both masters and doctoral level students. On campus meetings are held once a month as are socials.

President: Tamar Gregorian | Email: tamar.gregorian@usm.edu

The Graduate Student Senate represent the voice of the graduate student body at the University of Southern Mississippi. One graduate student from each department with a graduate program is elected to serve as a representative. We work directly with the graduate school to address any concerns that graduate students have. We are also responsible for organizing and hosting the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Research Symposium.

President: Alisha Sink | Email: alisha.sink@usm.edu

Higher Education Student Affairs Association (HESAA)

We, the members of the University of Southern Mississippi Higher Education Student Affairs Association hereby associate ourselves to provide a medium for professional growth, networking and promotion of identity with state and national organizations for professional practice such as the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

President: Beka Hott | Email: rebeka.hott@eagles.usm.edu

Marine & Estuarine Graduate Student Association

MEGSA(The Marine and Estuarine Graduate Student Association) is the graduate student organization of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, The University of Southern Mississippi. Membership in this organization is open to any full or part-time Graduate Student regularly enrolled in The University of Southern Mississippi in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Marine Science, or Coastal Sciences and in residence at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory or the Marine Education Center. The objectives ofMEGSAare to provide a forum for professional and social fellowship, exchange of ideas in marine science research, and participation in community service projects and related volunteer work.

President: Nour Salam | Email: nour.salam@eagles.usm.edu

Mass Communication Graduate Student Alliance

We, the members of The Mass Communication Graduate Student Alliance, hereby associate ourselves in (1) the facilitation and maintenance of scholarly collaborations between the graduate students of the School of Mass Communication & Journalism, its' faculty members, and all disciplines throughout the University of Southern Mississippi, (2) while providing a platform for a community-oriented environment within its membership. This provision for social interaction will strengthen the graduate body; increase inter-personal communication, thus providing a kinship spirit in its pursuit for academic excellence.

President: Julie Prestidge | Email: julie.prestidge@eagles.usm.edu

School of Computing Graduate Student Association (SCGSA)

The School of Computing Graduate Student Association comprises of all Graduate students in the school of computing both in the Hattiesburg and Gulfport campuses. The association has over nine (9) PhD students and thirty nine (39) Masters students on both campuses. The reason we started this association is to ensure that there is an avenue for the students to learn about each other's research thereby enabling collaboration among the students, create social relationship among the graduate students, allow the students to develop proper presentation skills and provide an avenue to improve career prospects and introduction to life after school in general.

President: Isaac Akogwu | Email: isaac.akogwu@eagles.usm.edu

Student Association of Social Workers

Our organization is lead by and consists of graduate students in the school of social work. We have five main goals we aim towards each year: 1) to provide services to the University, School of Social Work, and local community, 2) to promote the personal as well as the academic growth of the students and faculty administration, 3) to protect the rights of the individual student, 4) to foster skillsnecessaryintheprofessional practice of Social Work, and 5) to provide an opportunity for enhancement of skills in the areas of communication and relationship building.

President: Olivia Ismail | Email: olivia.hogan@eagles.usm.edu

Student Economic Development Association (SEDA)

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.

President: Alicia Frazier| Email: alicia.frazier@eagles.usm.edu