Want to Meet People?
It can be hard to make new connections and find other people that are interested in
the same things you are. Student Organizations are a great way to get connected with
other students with similar (and different!) interests or experiences as you. (If
you're not sure which group(s) to join, an LSI Ambassador can help!)
View student organizations
USM’s Office of Leadership and Student Involvement and Office of Inclusion and Multicultural
Engagement have several organizations and opportunities for students from various
backgrounds and identities. Explore the Diversity and Inclusion page on the Office
of Leadership and Inclusion to find a student organization and explore the Office
of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement to explore opportunities to learn, get involved,
find resources, and become an ally.
Office of Leadership and Student InvolvementOffice of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
LQBTQIA+ and looking to meet people? Join the Genders and Sexualities Alliance. Visit the Prism office. Look for rainbow Allies signs on the doors of Southern Miss faculty and staff to find a safe and welcoming space. Sign up for the Spectrum Center's event calendar email to find out what's happening in the community. And if you're struggling, remember that you can always contact Student Counseling Services or chat 24/7 with a counselor at The Trevor Project.
Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?
Volunteering is a great way to meet good people! The Southern Miss Center for Community Engagement is ready to help you find the perfect fit (and ready to help community organizations find the perfect students!) Learn more about volunteer opportunities
The best cure for boredom is to get moving! Check out what's happening on campus with the Southern Miss Events Calendar. Go to a free exercise class at the Payne Center. See what's going on locally at VisitHattiesburg.org. Try a new restaurant. Join a club. Take a stroll around the Hattiesburg Zoo or the Longleaf Trace. See a movie at The Grand or Turtle Creek. Love animals? Spend some quality time volunteering at Southern Pines Animal Shelter. Your life is what you make it: get busy!