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Ready for You


We have students stepping into leadership roles every day through student-led organizations, fraternities and sororities, the Student Government Association, ambassador groups, and more.

Whether you are organizing events, leading philanthropic projects, facilitating volunteer service, or directing a meeting, you’ll have opportunities to grow into a leader and make your mark at Southern Miss.


Make the next big breakthrough, become a leader in your field, change the world, or change one person’s life—we’re here to prepare you for the extraordinary.

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Southern Miss is one of the nation’s leading research institutions, earning distinction as a community-engaged Carnegie R1 university. Our graduates are prepared for success after college, and they are ready for life.

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“There’s nothing that says you can’t do what you want to do, and there’s so many paths to get there.”

Joe Lee Flynt, marketing major

Ready for Opportunity

Possibilities expand when you get involved in internships, research projects, industry networking, volunteer service, study abroad, student-led groups, or campus leadership roles.

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Inspiration lab

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Make your mark by painting the Eagle Walk

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Explore 200+ student-led organizations

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Get connected to a unique community with 27 chapters of fraternities and sororities

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“Getting involved allows you to do a whole lot more with your time here, beyond just getting your degree.”

Max Greenough, sport management major


From crossing the field at Screaming Eagles to crossing the stage at Commencement, our traditions will become your traditions. You’ll make lasting memories while writing the next chapter of your story.


Painting the Eagle Walk