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Office of Leadership and Student Involvement

Resources for Organizations

(Updated 9-21-20) As state Executive Orders have changed, student organizations are now permitted to request meeting and tabling space in the Union Complex as well as the potential to host outdoor events. Click here to read the Fall Activity Parameters that must be met. Executive Orders mandate no more than 20 attendees for indoor activities and no more than 50 attendees for outdoor activities. The majority of student organization activities should still be held virtually.  The activity request form can be found here. As the situation changes, we will update organizations as soon as possible.

 In order to complete the SOO, you must click on each powerpoint at the bottom of this page to listen and take the quiz by clicking the link below. It is the Student Organization President's responsibility to complete the SOO along with another officer/member. SOO deadline is September 30, 2020.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to LSI. Thank you. SMTTT! 

 SOO Quiz: 

Back in March, we created a Virtual Student Organization Management Guide to assist groups through the transition as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning. We have now updated that guide for the fall semester. It is available by clicking here. This is a tool groups should get familiar with as they plan for the upcoming year.

If you are looking for virtual activities you can do online by yourself or with your organizations, click here for a wealth of options!

Use this tip sheet for hosting successful online events and this sheet for hosting successful online meetings.

Click here for best practices in engaging followers on social media.

Any available forms for registering for virtual workshops, involvement fairs or other events this semester will be posted on the Forms & Policies page. You can also find Officer Transition Resources by clicking here.

The University, Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement are committed to ensuring campus is a safe and inclusive space for all. LSI is working on creating opportunities for student organizations this year to expand their education and advocacy around anti-racism. Click here for a practical guide to consider for use within your student organizations. Click here for more education and resources provided by the Division of Student Affairs. LSI staff are available to meet with any organizations about anti-racism resources and education. Email us at LSIFREEMississippi to set that up.


On September 29th, join us from 3-4pm for a workshop entitled "Becoming An Ally" held virtually through Zoom. This is open to any Southern Miss student. To sign up, click here.

LSI is pleased to offer student organization leaders and advisors dedicated time each week for you to join our Virtual Office Hours to connect with staff on any questions you have pertaining to organization management, making events virtual, etc. These office hours are held through Zoom each week from now through September on Thursdays from 1-2pm and on Fridays from 10am-11am. The link to join is: Please pop in at anytime during those hours if we can assist! 

Resources to Charter a New Student Organization

Resources for Advisors

Student Organization Orientation Videos