College of Arts & Letters 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!

Alpha Psi Omega | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

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.

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American Institution of Graphic Arts (AIGA) USM Chapter | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” AIGA is an organization where designers and artists attend conferences, lectures, and events to share ideas, network, and build a professional body of work. AIGA is a national Organization with 68 chapters and membership continues from a student career to a professional one.

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Anthropology Society | Not yet registered for 2016- 2017

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.

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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,professionaldevelopmentandcommunity service.

President: Edward Key III| Email: edward.key@eagles.usm.edu

Black Studies Student Alliance 

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.

President: Destini Williams | Email: destini.williams@eagles.usm.edu

The Crew

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@eagles.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@eagles.usm.edu

The International Club

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.

President: Edward Miller | Email: edward.miller@eagles.usm.edu

L' Association Française de USM | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

We are the University of Southern Mississippi's French Club. Our members are joined together by an interest in the French language and Francophone culture.

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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@eagles.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: Erin Blackledge | Email: erin.blackledge@eagles.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, ColombiaandPeru. 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 localpractitionersoffers 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: Karie Mooney | Email: karie.mooney@eagles.usm.edu

Sculpture Guild | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

The USM Sculpture Guild is an organized group of student artists, focused in both 2-D and 3-D media, who meet bi-weekly to discuss our work, the business side of art, and ways in which we can reach out to the community and bring attention to the importance of the arts.

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Sigma Alpha Iota | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

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, 1903 at 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.

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Sigma Tau Delta | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

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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Spanish Club | Not yet registered for 2016-2017

The Spanish Club was created to connect college students to the Spanish language and Spanish culture around the world. Through events and service we intend to get students interested in learning Spanish language and Spanish culture. With an increased globalized world and increased amount of Spanish people coming to America, we feel it is important to spread knowledge of the language and culture. main objective of the club is to bring together everyone interested in Spanish language and cultures through different fun and educational activities.

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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: Kaylin Wilson | Email: kaylin.wilson@eagles.usm.edu

Southern Miss 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: Lakelyn Taylor | Email: lakelyn.taylor@eagles.usm.edu

South City Records

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. 

President: Jordan Niezgoda | Email: jordan.niezgoda@eagles.usm.edu