Special Interest 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!

The 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: Terondrick Waller | Email: terondrick.waller@eagles.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: Amber Massey | Email Amber: amber.p.massey@eagles.usm.edu

EagleThon

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: Melody Hill| Emaii: melody.s.hill@eagles.usm.edu

Collective Hip-Hop An Original Society (C.H.A.O.S.)

We, the members, hereby associate ourselves to cultivate and encourage self expression through the mediums of spoken word poetry, dance, music and any other forms of hip hop performance and culture.

President: LaToysha Brown | Email: latoysha.brown@eagles.usm.edu

College Democrats

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

President: Ki-Jana Potee | Email: kijana.potee@eagles.usm.edu

Collegiate Black Women | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

Collegiate Black Women is an organization working hard to build and empower African- American women through greater access to education, political strength, business opportunities and civic responsibility. The Collegiate Black Women is an organization of progressive women. Each member embraces the value of nurturing young women as they look toward brighter futures. The Collegiate Black Women mission is to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment..

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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: Kayla Bercegeay| Email: kayla.bercegeay@eagles.usm.edu

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

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

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Financial Management Association (FMA) | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

The FMA is the premier student organization for who have an interest in the management of financial assets. Our organization hosts guest speakers, community service events, and student networking events.

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Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

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.

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Golden Arts | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

This is an art club for student to express their creative side through any art medium they choose. There will be a topic every  month for the students to have fun and challenge themselves through the art medium in which they please. So, they could paint (oil, water, acrylic, etc.), draw(pen, pencil), photography, etc. Express yourself and relax with no pressure of this club being an assignment. 

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Honors College Ambassadors

This is the official host and recruitment group for the Honors College of the University of Southern Mississippi.

President: Michael McDonald | Emai: gary.mcdonald@eagles.usm.edu

Honors College Mentoring Program

In the First-Year Mentoring Program, we will motivate honors college freshmen to success academically, socially, and emotionally as they transition from high school to college life. Serving as a source of support, encouragement, and fun for incoming students, during the Fall semester we will engage in social and community service activities so our mentees become engaged with the community of Southern Miss and Hattiesburg as a whole! Introduce them to all of our favorite things and share all the best secrets of success we've gained at Southern Miss!

President: Kay Ann Simmons | Emai: kay.simmons@eagles.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:Santorial Brumfield | Email: Santorial.Brumfield@eagles.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: Aaliyah Cole | Email: aaliyah.cole@eagles.usm.edu

Latino Student Union 

The Latino Student Union (LSU) is a Hispanic culture affinity group designed to unite Latino students and students of other nationalities who are interested in Latin culture and arts. This organization will focus on the artistic aspects of Latino culture, such as the differences in dancing and music styles across Latin countries. The main purpose of LSU is to emphasize Hispanic culture rather than to focus on the Spanish language.

President: Martha Marquez | Email: martha.marquez@usm.edu

Korean Student Association

KSA (Korean Student Associatioin) supports 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: Kyoungtae Kim | Email Kyoungtae: kyoungtae.kim@eagles.usm.edu

Student Alumni Association | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

The Legacy, the student alumni association, is the campus leader in promoting spirit and enthusiasm on campus by protecting the tradition and history of Southern Miss. As the student group of the Alumni Association and one of the largest dues-paying student organizations at Southern Miss, we have many fun activities that draw the interest of the entire student body. Our current membership is more than 1,000 members and growing.

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Luckyday Leadership Team

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: Carrie Anne Bounds | Email Carrie Ann: carrie.bounds@eagles.usm.edu

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: Gregory Jackson | Email: g.jackson@usm.edu

N.A.A.C.P.

We are the University of Southern Miss' Charter Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. We serve the community, keep students involved and focus on bettering others daily!

President: Arcia Caston | Email: arcia.caston@eagles.usm.edu

Sigma Alpha Pi | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success- oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. The guiding question we established to shape all the important decisions the organization makes is: "Are we helping the greatest number of people in the greatest way?" When asked how he might sum up the key thing that the Society does, founder Gary Tuerack shared, "We are dream supporters – we build leaders, support people in achieving their dreams, and better the world in the process. We get people to ask the all-important question, 'What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?' and then help them to achieve those goals."

President: Johnny Brumfield | Email: johnny.brumfield@eagles.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: Zachary Agee | Email: zachary.agee@eagles.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 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: Caroline Bradley | Email: caroline.bradley@eagles.usm.edu

Student Veterans of America | Not registered yet for 2016-2017

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.

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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: Mandesha Thornton | Email: alexus.thornton@eagles.usm.edu

The Fiction Society | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

The Fiction Society is an organization fit for those pursuing their love of writing fiction. The Society will be a workshop type atmosphere where peers will read each other's work, comment on them, critique them and give suggestions to improve their stories in a friendly, helpful atmosphere on campus.

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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: Sarah Walkley | Email: sarah.walkley@eagles.usm.edu

The Stage Monkeys | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

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.

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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: Katie Mann | Email: katie.mann@eagles.usm.edu

United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Southern Miss Chapter | Not yet Registered for 2016-2017

The Southern Miss USGBC chapter is an affiliate of the national USGBC organization that seeks to incorporate green and sustainable living habits to college campuses and their surrounding communities. Through events, seminars, speaker panels, projects, and more, USGBC at Southern Miss seeks to set the green standard by bettering the quality of campus life to the Golden Eagle community.

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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: Selena Nguyen | Email: selena.nguyen@eagles.usm.edu

Wellness Ambassadors | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

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.

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