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To provide information regarding agricultural and environmental aspects of industry and provide community service
Contact: Randy Little
The Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business Club provides educational opportunities for students interested in applying technical, business, and management skills to problems in agricultural production and commodity-related and natural resource management.
The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) at Mississippi State University is a nationally recognized honor society in all health professional fields. We strive to encourage excellence in scholarship, to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of education in the study of all health professions, and to bind together similarly interested students. We welcome all pre-health majors, including those pursuing careers in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine. Our chapter is actively involved in numerous volunteer projects on the MSU campus and in the Starkville community. Our current goal is to unite all pre-professional majors under one entity. We are seeking active members who are willing to share ideas that will impact the lives of others.
Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and professional organization at Mississippi State University. Alpha Gamma Rho is the premier agricultural organization for men at Mississippi State. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Gamma Rho has chapters all over the United States.
The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving healthcare and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents, and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
The purpose of the student chapter of ASABE is to promote directly and indirectly the interests of the students in agricultural and biological engineering, particularly as these interests relate to their professional advancement and to the parent society, the ASABE.
Contact: Anna Linhoss
The Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SASLA) unites Landscape Achitecture students to combine interests and desires toward fulfilling educational and social needs as well as broadening the understanding of the profession.
Contact: Taze Fulford
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club of Mississippi State University is organized to provide an opportunity for the biochemistry and molecular biology majors and the faculty to interact with each other on a social as well as a professional basis. Regular meetings are held each month with an informal program consisting of business topics, presentations, and refreshments. A field trip to visit nearby biochemistry facilities, helping out in the Department (e.g., recruiting events), and social outings are part of the club's intended activities.
Contact: Ashli Brown
The Biochemistry Graduate Student Association provides a network of associations between student biochemists and molecular biologists.
Contact: Darrel Sparks
Block and Bridle operates as part of a national organization open to all college students interested in agriculture. Club members promote agriculture and build friendships through multiple livestock, social and community service events.
The CALS Ambassadors are a select group of students representing all departments within our college. Ambassadors are selected after submitting an application and attending an interview. Meetings are held every two weeks on Wednesday evenings, and responsibilities vary depending on the needs of the college. Some examples of activities that Ambassadors participate in include the CALS Alumni Breakfast, on campus recruiting events, and CALS day. New and exciting activities are added every semester based on the interests of the current Ambassadors. The Ambassadors receive a class credit of one hour when their class requirements are met. It is a terrific opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to get involved in many aspects of recruiting and marketing for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Contact: Allison North
A service organization on campuses comprised of college student who have an interest in the 4-H ideals and in serving their community.
Contact: John Long
The Collegiate Cattlemen's Club is directly affiliated with the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association and is open to all students with an interest in cattle or beef.
Contact: Dr. Trent Smith
Collegiate FFA is the student organization for persons interested in promoting agricultural education and the FFA. Students are involved in a variety of professional development activities, service projects, and leadership development opportunities. Members attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, judge federation and district FFA contests, and assist with State FFA Contest Day on April. People who have been a high school FFA member or who have an interest in promoting agricultural education are welcomed.
Contact: Gaea Hock
The Dairy Science Club is open to students of any major that have an interest in dairy cattle or the dairy industry. Activities include local service projects, milkshake fundraisers, participation in North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, membership in American Dairy Science-Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD), and participation in those meetings at the regional and national level.
The Entomology and Plant Pathology Club promotes and stimulates interest in the science of entomology and plant pathology in all its branches and to facilitate personal interaction among those interested in entomology and plant pathology by providing the opportunity for academic and social exchange.
Fashion Focus is the student organization for persons interested in careers in fashion, including retail management; garment and accessory design; buying; visual merchandising and display; styling; fashion writing and broadcasting; fashion illustration; forecasting; manufacturing; textiles design or science; merchandising; teaching; domestic and international marketing; and more. Students explore career and creative options through tours, guest speakers, and special workshops. Both majors and non-majors are welcomed.
Contact: Charles Freeman
The objectives of the Food Science Club is to foster a close relationship among the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion students and the faculty at Mississippi State University, to encourage leadership, to acquaint students with the many areas of activity in food science and technology, and to promote greater interest in this profession. We accept all students, regardless of major, that have an interest in the world of food science and technology.
The MSU Horse Judging Team is a collection of highly driven students who seek to become accomplished horse judges while in the collegiate setting. Team members develop their abilities to precisely evaluate horses in the competitive realm, as well as furthering skills in organization, public speaking, and critical thinking.
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The Horseman's Association is open to students of any major. This club is for students with an interest in horses or the horse industry. Activities include an annual AQHA show, speakers from the horse industry, English & Western riding clinics, trail rides, and National Horseman's Association Meetings.
Contact: Molly Nicodemus
The MSU Horticulture Club offers interested students the opportunity to further their horticultural education in an informal, fun, and competitive manner. Club activities include community service projects, plant sales, trade shows, competition at regional and national meetings, and trips. Through identification and judging of plant materials, students have the opportunity to travel and bring recognition to themselves, and the university.
The purposes of the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Option Club are to provide for and promote the professional development of HDFS students through planned activities and to provide opportunities to develop leadership among members.
Contact: Julie Parker
The Kappa Beta Chapter of the Theta Tau Fraternity is a professional engineering fraternity whose purpose is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship.
Kappa Omicron Nu is the honor society for family and consumer sciences/human sciences majors. Human Sciences majors with a minimum of 45 semester hours, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and in the top 25% of their class are invited to join. After initiation, members participate in programs in professionalism and networking, social responsibility, ethics, leadership, scholarship, and research.
The Landscape Architecture Delegates is an organization of students whose primary purpose is to recruit potential students into the Landscape Architecture / Landscape Contracting programs at MSU and educate the communication about the field of Landscape Architecture.
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The Livestock Judging Team is a competitive livestock judging team that travels the country's most prestigious livestock shows and judging contests and visits premier farms and ranches across the country. Members develop a network with the nation's leaders in livestock production and forge life-long friendships and the ability to work extensively with others. Students develop the ability to make quick decisions and defend them with logic and also polish their public speaking skills. Clearly, team members gain an in-depth understanding of the livestock industry and hone skills that prepare them to make a positive impact on its efficiency.
Contact: Brett A. Crow
MANRRS is a student organization aimed to promote the inclusion of ethnic and cultural groups that are under-represented in agricultural and natural resources and related fields in all phases of career preparation and participation.
The Mississippi State Eventing Team was founded in the fall of 2014 and quickly started growing and gaining recognition. The team competes in numerous team challenges throughout the year as well as individually on any given weekend. Our goals as a team are to help the Eventing community of Mississippi grow at the grassroots level and to help those on the team achieve their individual riding goals.
The MSU Equestrian Team is comprised of both English and Western riders. Team positions are available to students of any major and skill level that have an interest in riding. Annually there are seven intercollegiate competitions held in the region.
Contact: Ashley Shiffler
The MSU Rodeo Team is is self supported and travels to ten NIRA rodeos each year. Team practices are held in the spacious Mississippi Horsepark. Membership is open to all students with an interest in rodeo.
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NAMA helps students develop useful skills that can be used in the agricultural-marketing or general business sectors. NAMA provides great networking opportunities with agribusinesses as well as other ag-students across the nation. Each year, NAMA creates a unique marketing plan that will be used to compete against other NAMA chapter across the nation.
Contact: McKenzie Maples
The National Association of Business Economics aims to provide for the mutual association of students in order to create a forum for the discussion of common economic problems.
Contact: Becky Smith
The Poultry Science Club is open to any person interested in poultry or other birds. The club, in conjunction with the Poultry Education Team, conducts incubation demonstrations at local schools and at the College of Veterinary Medicine Open House. Fundraising is achieved by catering BBQ chicken dinners to various organizations. Poultry Science Club members participate in the Mississippi Poultry Association Annual Convention and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association International Poultry Expo. Each semester, the club hosts a cookout where the club members are joined by faculty and friends for food and conversation. Each fall during MSU homecoming, many of our alumni and friends return to campus and join us for food and fellowship.
Contact: Jessica Wells
The MSU Pre-Dental Society (PDS) educates students about dental schools, prepares students for the DAT and interview process, and provides students with volunteer opportunities. Our organization wants to see all students succeed in preparing for a career in dentistry. Please contact one of the officers for more information about the Pre-Dental Society.
Students looking for exposure to all aspects of veterinary medicine will want to join the Pre-Vet Club. Students learn the procedures to apply for admission to vet school and participate in various fundraising events and social activities such as bowling and a trip to the national pre-veterinary student meeting.
The Research Chefs Association is the leading professional community for food research and development. Its members are the pioneers of the discipline of Culinology - the blending of culinary arts and the science of food.
The Student American Institute of Floral Design instills professionalism in Floral Management.
Contact: Lynette McDougald
The Student Chapter of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is an international association serving lawncare professionals, landscape management, design/build/installation professionals, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscapers.
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Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is an organization for students studying nutrition. Membership is available for freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students. The organization meets monthly and is led by elected officers.
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885. The mission of Tau Beta Pi is to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
The Mississippi State Turf Club's objectives are to provide community outreach service, promote interaction between students, faculty, and industry, and to promote friendship and fellowship among turfgrass majors.