Special Interest 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!

Afro-American Student Organization (AASO)

The Afro American Student Organization (AASO) is a university-chartered organization designed to help promote diversity at Southern Miss. AASO is the oldest and largest minority student organization on campus and membership is open to all students regardless of race. AASO provides social and cultural activities that include social functions, academic programming, community service projects, and leadership development workshops.

President: Imani Harris | Email: imani.harris@usm.edu

Anime Club

The University of Southern Mississippi Anime Club dedicates itself to creating and fostering friendships through a mutual love of Japanese animation and Asian cultures.

President: Krystal Kearns | Email: krystal.kearns@usm.edu

Collective Hip-Hop: an Artistically Original Society (C.H.A.O.S.)

The Collective Hip-Hop: an Artistically Original Society (C.H.A.O.S.) dedicates itself to cultivating and advocating individual self-expression through mediums of spoken word poetry, dance, music, visual art, and all other forms of hip-hop performance and culture. C.H.A.O.S. continuously maintains a reputation of being a safe, welcoming venue for students to express themselves and share their art with the Hattiesburg community.

President: Dominique Dismuke | Email:dominique.dismuke@usm.edu

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) of USM aims to provide and support a community not only for Chinese and Chinese American students and scholars, but also for anyone shares the interest in Chinese culture. We hold social and cultural events to build the network and to foster the cultural enrichment for both CSSA members and the greater USM community. We welcome students and scholars with all races and grade levels.

President: l Han | Email: 

College Democrats

A collective group of liberal minded individuals, working to promote progressive ideas in the great State of Mississippi.

President: Brandon Rue | Email: brandon.rue@usm.edu

College Republicans 

Our organization is based upon spreading the ideas of the Republican party. We are a branch in the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans and represent our school for our state meetings. We help register people for Voter ID, and help plug them in to different internships in political campaigns.

President: Sawyer Walters  | Email: sawyer.walters@usm.edu

Eagle Connection

Eagle Connection is a group of elite students who conduct campus tours for perspective students as well as travel to various recruitment events in different regions. Members of Eagle Connection also orchestrates Black and Gold Day, an annual event that hosts hundreds of high school seniors to guide them around campus and get them engaged in Southern Miss.

President: Beth Cunningham | Email: beth.cunningham@usm.edu

Eagles for Life 

The purpose of Eagles for Life is to bring awareness to the importance and value of life at all ages and stages and to facilitate discussions among students regarding these things. We hope to serve the Hattiesburg community and surrounding areas in a way that will make people feel valued and loved. We also hope to advocate for the truths about life in the womb and the sanctity and value of all human life regardless of age, race, creed, background, or any other circumstance.

President: Josie Lami | Email: josie.lami@usm.edu


EagleThon is an organization on campus that is promoting Children's Miracle Network hospitals and raising money specifically for Blair E. Batson in Jackson, MS. 

President: Kayla Hubbard | Emaii: kayla.hubbard@usm.edu

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance works for intersectional feminism at USM and throughout Mississippi. We welcome everyone!

President:  | Email: 

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) 

The Gay Straight Alliance at The University of Southern Mississippi is a group of students, faculty, and community members who believe in putting an end to homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, and all other forms of discrimination. The GSA offers free education, support, and information to individuals hoping to learn more about our organization.

President:Samantha Johnson | Email: s.kristene.johnson@usm.edu

Golden Eagle Inter-Tribal Society 

This organization is to bring awareness of Native American and its culture, heritage, and traditions. It also demonstrates unity and peace. This club hosts its annual Petal-Southern Miss Powwow every second weekend in April. This club welcomes any to join.

President: Lanena John | Email: lanena.john@usm.edu

Honors College Leadership Council

The Honors College Leadership Council, formerly Honors College Ambassadors, was restructured and developed in ordered to provide more opportunities for Honors Scholars to become engaged within their campus and community, as well as to assist members in developing their leadership potential. The HCLC consists of five committees: Academic, Philanthropy, Community, Recruitment, and Mentors. Together, these five committees seek to engage individuals in every aspect of college life, promoting recruitment, retention, social justice, and academic success among Honors Scholars.

President:Michael McDonald | Email: gary.mcdonald@usm.edu

Horticulture Club

We seek to encourage and provide the means for the students of USM and those members within the Community Garden Club to be able to grow healthy food for themselves and others; to foster an environment in which students and faculty can learn how to maintain a personal urban garden. This would provide a place for those both experienced and inexperienced; to provide monthly vegan lunches which showcase healthy cuisine to the students and faculty of USM; to teach proper technique for growing organic fruits and vegetables while promoting sustainable, eco-friendly practices by fostering an appreciation for locally grown food; to educate the USM community on the environmental impacts of modern, mass food production techniques and the impact of an individual’s daily consumption choices concerning food; to contribute to USM’s beautiful campus by creating an attractive garden space on campus in front of one of the most populous areas; to become a model for school gardens and university urban agriculture education.

President: Sara Watts | Email: sara.watts@usm.edu

I.D.E.A.L. Women 

We are an organization dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of minority women on campus. I.D.E.A.L. serves as an acronym for Intelligent, Dignified, Elegant, Ambitious, Leaders. Affiliates of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs that was organized on July 21, 1896. The NACWC is the oldest African-American secular organization in existence today. As minority women, we strive to promote and uplift our community through service, leadership, and scholastic achievement!"

President:Andrea Fields | Email: andrea.fields@usm.edu

Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education (I.M.A.G.E.)

The focus of this organization is on broadening the participation of underrepresented minority students majoring in science and technology on campus. Our goal is to provide the resources and support needed for student recruitment, retention, and graduation to encourage a diverse STEM workforce.

President: Courtney Day | Email: Courtney.A.Day@usm.edu

Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots Institute | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

To foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.

President:  | Email: 

Korean Student Association

Korean Student Association at Southern Miss associate ourselves to support the cultural and social needs of the members and the university community. Moreover, we promoting an understanding of Korean culture to the university community through participation in various social activities in Southern Miss.

President: Jinhao Chi | Email: jinhao.chi@usm.edu


Our goal is to bring together a large community of League of Legends players together in a friendly but competitive environment.

President: Jonathan Scrivenor | Email: Jonathan.scrivenor@usm.edu

Luckyday Leadership Team | Not yet registered for 2017-2018

Each Executive Team Leader heads a team of students in the areas listed below. Approximately 50 students currently serve on the Luckyday Leadership Team. The term of service is one year. The following teams put on events for Luckyday Scholars to enjoy which range from tailgating to 5k charity runs. Wellness Team Connections Team Outreach Team Service Team Social Team

President:  | Email:

Men of Excellence (M.O.X.)

Men of Excellence is a community service based organization that works to better the image of all males here on campus, emphasizing educationally enriched programs and building a foundation of excellence. We serve our campus and community with pride and integrity while maintaining respect for ourselves and others and excel in all endeavors we choose to undertake individually and collectively.

President: Ki-Jana Potee | Email: Kijana.Potee@usm.edu


NAACP is an organization committed to not only bringing about change on the campus of The University of Southern Miss, but it is also about bringing about change in the community. The Southern Miss charter branch of NAACP is committed to bettering not only our members, but the community as well. We strive to keep students involved and focused on bettering others daily.

President: Briana Angrum | Email: briana.angrum@usm.edu

Nepalese Student Association 

it is an organization of the Nepalese student who are currently enrolled in USM as a student. This organization will be representing Nepal and Nepalese culture in different cultural programs and events of USM. This organization will be support and strength of each other.

President: Durga Paudel | Email: durga.paudel@usm.edu

Queens Uplifted 

Queens Uplifted at the University of Southern Mississippi, facilitates mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development among black women by fostering inclusive environments. 
The organization is dedicated to exploring womanhood and the intersections at which black women exist. 
We work together to create a platform that encourages black women to use our voices to evoke change in our community through self reflexivity.

President: Imani Harris | Email: imani.harris@usm.edu

ONE Campaign 

ONE Campaign is an international student organization that is dedicated to eradicating preventable diseases and extreme poverty, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The organization meets this goal by contacting local and state representatives in order to share our beliefs and wishes.

President: Michael Hickey | Email: micheal.hickey@usm.edu

Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC)

The Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) is a student-run, student-funded organization. SMAC strives to offer a variety of educational and entertaining programs to complement the Southern Miss academic experience, while bringing programs to educate and enlighten the student body. Events offered include concerts, movies, speakers, novelty acts and many more which are open to ALL students.

President: Mario Jefferson | Email: mario.jefferson@usm.edu

STEP UP Council

The STEP UP (Starting Today Empowering Peers through Uniting and Participating) Advisory Council is composed of youth and young adults with and without disabilities. Council members serve as leaders within their schools, colleges/universities and communities. The Council focuses on issues facing all young people including leadership, self-advocacy, transition, health care, education, employment, service and recreation.

President: Ethan Allen | Email: ethan.m.allen@usm.edu

Student Alumni Association

Our student organization is an organization that focuses on keeping and maintaining the traditions of Southern Miss. We work with the Alumni Association to network students with Alumni,as well as, help students transition into the Alumni Association once the graduate. We host networking events and other traditional events at Southern Miss.

President: Summer Pruitt | Email: jaysa.pruitt@usm.edu 

Student Government Association

"The Student Government Association desires: -to provide an effective organization for the administration of the student body. -to establish official channels through which student opinions may be expressed. -to promote students' rights and responsibilities. -to ensure the growth and development of self-government for all students. -to encourage university pride, to promote academic freedom and academic responsibility. -to protect the rights of students. -to promote full cooperation between students, faculty and administration in the constant pursuit of excellence, justice, and quality of life for all students at The University of Southern Mississippi."

President: Cameron Cloud | Email: cameron.cloud@usm.edu

Student Involvement Ambassadors

Help Aid students find where they would like to be involved on campus, by offering information about all student organizations that have been registered through the Office of Leadership and involvement. 

President: Brandon Atkins | Email: brandon.atkins@usm.edu

Student Veterans of America 

The Student Veterans of America, University of Southern Mississippi Chapter, serves as an advocacy group for servicemen, servicewomen, and family members of every branch of the United States military.

President: Gary Crispell | Email: gary.crispell@usm.edu

Students for Human Rights

Southern Miss Students for Human Rights exists in order to educate and inform students at The University of Southern Mississippi about human rights issues in the world today, to facilitate discussion about issues pertaining to human rights, and to equip students with the necessary information and tools to take action. Further, Southern Miss Students for Human Rights promotes inclusiveness and the eradication of intolerance among students at the University of Southern Mississippi. The group exists as both a source of social movements and an incubator of social activists for equity in human rights. Southern Miss Students for Human Rights exists as the link between education and activism, as an extension of the Center for Human Rights at Southern Miss, an activist outlet for those becoming educated on issues of human rights, and an educational center for those motivated for change.

President: Chelsey Roson | Email: chelsey.roson@usm.edu

Thai Students and Friends Association

The purpose of the TSFA is (1) to provide a network support for current and incoming Thai students and (2) to promote better friendship, interaction, as well as understanding among Thai, American, international students and other groups at Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg area through cultural, educational, and social programs and activities.

President: Piyawan Charoensap | Email: piyawan.charoensap@usm.edu

The Marine Conservation Club

We raise awareness of the importance of marine environments through outdoor marine activities such as kayaking and snorkeling where students can learn about natural marine ecosystems while having fun. We also actively engage in marine conservation efforts through hands-on activities such as river and beach clean ups.

President: Malin Lilley | Email: malin.lilley@usm.edu

The Stage Monkeys

The Stage Monkeys are Hattiesburg's premier improv troupe. They perform unscripted, audience-interactive shows on Thursday nights. They specialize in short-form comedy sketches, but occasionally dive into mid- and long-form. The Stage Monkeys of Hattiesburg are part of a national network of improv troupes which began in Lafayette, La., and have been performing at USM since 2001.

President: Andrew Robertson | Email: andrew.robertson@usm.edu

Tea Club

The University of Southern Mississippi Tea Club is an organization that seeks to provide a forum for intellectual discourse and place to appreciate different teas from around the world.

President: Amanda Mulvihill | Email: Amanda.Mulvihill@usm.edu

Transfer Student Association

The purpose of the Transfer Student Association is welcome transfer students during their tenure at Southern Miss.

President:JR Moody| Email: justin.moody@usm.edu

USM Game Over

We, of USM Game Over, are here to provide a fun, open environment for students to gather together to indulge in the vast realm of gaming (i.e. - console, tabletop,card, board gaming, etc.)

President: Destiny Toler | Email: destiny.toler@usm.edu

USM Social Dance Club

We're a club that meets twice a week to teach members different kinds of social dance, such as swing, salsa, and foxtrot, among others.

President: Abby Covington | Email: abby.covington@usm.edu

US Green Building Council (USGBC) 

The USGBC Student Organization at USM is committed to promoting sustainability, innovation, and a basic foundation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. We provide campus wide initiatives and education for the public on green building practices.

President: Kaleigh Sigrest | Email: kaleigh.sigrest@usm.edu

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

We, the students of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a non-profit student organization based on the University of Southern Mississippi's campus that strives to preserve our Vietnamese culture and heritage. As a dynamic and open organization, we are dedicated to maintaining an open and welcoming atmosphere within our association. As an association, VSA is a home away from home, where meaningful relationships are created when members work together to enrich each other lives.

President: Oanh Le | Email: oanh.le@usm.edu

Wellness Ambassadors 

Wellness Ambassadors (WA) are students from various majors who help promote health and well-being on the Southern Miss campus. Wellness Ambassadors act as peer educators and are leaders with skills and talents that assist health educators in designing, promoting, and participating in health events and campaigns on campus.

President: Samantha Kalmbacher | Email: samantha.kalmbacher@usm.edu

Women Empowerment Association

The Women Empowerment Association (WEA) is an organization working hard to build and empower young women through greater access to education, political strength, business opportunities and civic responsibility. The Women Empowerment Association is an organization of progressive women. Each member embraces the value of nurturing young women as they look toward brighter futures. The Women Empowerment Association mission is to promote leadership development, scholarship, education, and economic empowerment.

President: Deiundra Clark | Email: deiundra.clark@usm.edu

Young Americans for Liberty

The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.

President: Chase Wilson | Email: chase.wilson@usm.edu

Young Democratic Socialists 

The Young Democratic Socialists is part of the international struggle to build a better world. We organize to fight for the immediate needs of workers and students, while building our capacity to fight for more structural changes in the long term.

President: Roger Dias | Email: roger.dias@usm.edu