Clubs and Organizations
Student Organizations are a valuable part of the education of a college student. These organizations provide many opportunities for a student to enhance his or her education and to prepare themselves for entry into an agriculture or life science field.
How To Get Involved
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at MSU
The MSU Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter is a member of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and provides networking opportunities with all professional agricultural communications organizations.
Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business
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.
Daniel Chesser, advisor
Alpha Epsilon Delta
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
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.
American Medical Students Assocation
AMSA is a pre-med organization whose mission is to provide students with the information and tools to prepare for medical school and develop into outstanding physicians
American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
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.
Anna Linhoss, advisor
American Society of Landscape Architects Student Chapter
Aspiring Minorities in Health Professions
The goal of Aspiring Minorities in Health Professions is to empower minority students interested in pursuing a career in any health-related profession by providing information, resources, guidance, and support that will help members be successful during their time at Mississippi State University and, eventually, in their chosen health-related career.
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club of Mississippi State University aims to provide opportunities for all students (majors and non-majors) interested in biochemistry and molecular biology to interact with faculty and other experts on both a social and professional basis. Regular meetings are held every two weeks with an informal program consisting of presentations and discussions in research, pre-professional and business topics. Field trips to institutions focusing on frontiers in development and applications of biochemistry and molecular biology, and assisting the BCH department in recruiting events and social outings are just some of the BCH club's activities.
Block and Bridle Club, Mississippi State University Chapter
Any undergraduate student who is interested in agriculture, livestock, or any agricultural-related field is invited to join us this 2015-2016 school year. As a club, we strive to promote agriculture in a positive and active way. We also aim to build lifelong relationships between our faculty, staff, and students.
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.
Taylor Campbell, Advisor
Collegiate Cattleman's Association
This association is directly affiliated with the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association and is open to all students with an interest in cattle or beef regardless if you own cattle yourself. There are no member requirements to be a part of this club. Membership dues are $25 and can be paid at any of the meetings. Along with the membership you receive a years subscription of the Mississippi Cattlemen's monthly magazine. We meet the first Tuesday of every Month at 5:30pm in Ballew Hall in the large classroom. Hope to see you there! If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of the officers!
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Students do not have to have been a member of FFA in high school to become a member of Collegiate FFA
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.
Amanda Stone, advisor
Entomology and Plant Pathology Club
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.
Jovonn Hill, advisor
Eventing Team at Mississippi State University
The Mississippi State University Event team is a club sport for student equestrians. The team is focused around the sport of Eventing, but also trains and competes in dressage, show jumping, and other disciplines. We accept members of all riding levels from every discipline, and we work to provide riding opportunities through training, clinics, and shows for everyone on our team. MSU Eventing is a great outlet for students wanting to compete, ride, and gain equine experience with a network of support.
The purpose of MSU Fashion Board is to provide opportunities for Mississippi State University students to pursue fashion on a variety of levels. These may include, but are not limited to, modeling, production, design, lighting, backstage management, photography, music, hair styling, and make up artistry. In addition to our contributions to the university, Fashion Board partners with campus and community entities to provide fashion based activities and services. Also, members serve as volunteer pageant judges in the local area as requested.
Food Science Club
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.
Courtney Crist, advisor
Gamma Sigma Delta
The objectives of the Mississippi State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, shall be to encourage high standards of scholarship in all branches of agricultural science and education and a high degree of excellence in the practices of agricultural pursuits, by the election of membership of graduating seniors and graduate students who have shown exceptional ability during their undergraduate or graduate work in agriculture and its closely-related disciplines and those alumni and faculty members who have rendered significant service to the cause of agricultural development.
Horse Judging Team
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.
Clay Cavinder, advisor
MSU Horseman's Association is a club for those interested in horses and the horse industry. No horse ownership is required to join! If you want to get involved with horses in any way, shape, or form; come join us! We have monthly guest speakers ranging from elite Equestrians and AQHA officials to your everyday farrier or business owner. Meetings are held every first and third Tuesday in Room 4043 of the Wise Center (Animal and Dairy Science Department; 4th floor). We also participate in helping host local shows at the MS Horse Park, Dixie Nationals in Jackson, MS; assist our community with the therapeutic riding center in West Point, MS and at Golden Triangle Horse Rescue.
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 mission of the MSU Horticulture Club is to encourage the study and practice of all phases of horticulture. Any interested MSU student is welcome to join the Horticulture Club.
Kappa Beta Phi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
Kappa Omicron NU is the leading honor society for Human Science students. Our mission is to empower leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. Kappa Omicron Nu values recognition, reward, advancement, and strong affiliation networks. These ends enhance the ability of the organization and chapters to prepare scholars and researchers as leaders for the 21st century.
Livestock Judging Team
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.
Brett A. Crow, advisor
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. Founded at Michigan State University in 1986 and registered as a non-profit organization in the state of Michigan in 1989, MANRRS now boasts well over 400 members made up from both students in universities as well as professionals in academia, business, and government. There are unlimited opportunities offered for organization members, including: -Internships & cooperative Training -Professional and scholarly development -Inclusion in national student register and professional register -Annual meeting conference and career fair -Regional Meetings Membership in MANRRS is not only for those majoring agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. The Mississippi State University Student Chapter of MANRRS welcomes students from all departments and is open to all majors.
MSU Rodeo Team Club
The Mississippi State University Rodeo Team is a club where students can learn about the aspects of rodeo as well as compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association college rodeos. We welcome all students who have an interest in rodeo or the events associated with rodeo. Our main focus is to provide an environment in which students can learn about the rodeo industry while having an opportunity to compete as part of a team. We strive for our students to excel both in and out of the rodeo arena as they pursue educational goals.
National Agri-Marketing Association
This club/class hybrid teaches the principles of agri-marketing to prepare students for the National Agri-marketing Association (NAMA) competition each Spring. We are a student organization within the largest professional agri-marketing organization in the country. The Mississippi State NAMA student chapter meets every Tuesday at 5 pm in Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Room 50.
National Association of Landscape Professionals
The National Association of Landscape Professionals MSU Student Chapter is an international association serving lawncare professionals, landscape management, design/build/installation professionals, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscapers.
Tim Schauwecker, advisor
Pre-Dental Society is an organization that is optimized to help pre-dental students in any way we can on their journey to dental school. In our meetings, we cover subjects such as the DAT, personal statement tips, interviewing tips, and general knowledge that is helpful to anyone looking to go to dental school. Deans of Admissions from various dental schools visit us and we make group trips to dental schools to help materialize the aspirations of future dentists.
The Pre Law Society seeks to impart knowledge to MSU students interested in law school. We currently offer LSAT prep, trips to area law schools, meetings with the deans of admissions from numerous law schools, and sessions that cover legal jobs, law school applications, and more. We have a lot of great plans in place for the upcoming year. We are working diligently towards a mock trial team here at MSU, a scholarship fund, new t-shirt designs, group community service projects, a google drive with LSAT prep material, and much more. We are looking forward to a successful year and to providing our members with a new and improved member experience.
The primary purpose of this organization shall be to help students in their pursuit of a career in Optometry; providing opportunities to learn about the profession and assisting in their preparation for Optometry school, along with opportunities for community service events.
The Pre-Pharmacy club provides students interested in Pharmacy an opportunity to get involved and learn more about the profession and potential schools. We work in conjunction with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy to provide students with information on Pharmacy school and the different fields available to them within the Pharmacy Profession. Our active members have the opportunity to receive and admissions bonus to the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi, giving them a unique advantage over other students. We welcome students of all majors who are interested in Pharmacy.
The MSU Pre-Veterinary Club is an organization committed to presenting pre-veterinary students the opportunity to learn more about the diverse field of veterinary medicine. The MSU Pre-Vet Club allows the members to interact with professors, veterinary medical professionals, veterinary students, and meet other pre-veterinary students. This club also keeps students informed of curriculum changes, promoting development of high ideals and professionalism among pre-vet students, and to promote fellowship among pre-vet students and faculty.
Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority
The objective of the soriority is to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.
Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers
SAIFD is the Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers. We are an organization that specializes in the excellence of floral design. Anyone is able to join SAIFD- that means any major! We meet every other week on Wednesdays at 6:00pm in Dorman room 116. We learn new techniques and creative ideas on designing with flowers. From flowers in the media to guest designers, we think SAIFD is the club for you!
Student Council on Family Relations
The primary purpose of the Student Council on Family Relations at Mississippi State University is to provide students with an opportunity to serve children and families within the community; network with their peers; and to provide students with professional development opportunities and mentorship related to working with children and families.
Student Dietetic Association
Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is an organization for students studying nutrition. Membership is offered to undergraduate and graduate students. Goal: To promote healthy lifestyles at MSU and the surrounding community through involvement in key areas as identified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To encourage professional development among members. To promote and encourage membership among all nutrition students