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Student Life

Get involved through more than 220 student organizations or one of our immersive study-abroad programs.


Encouraging Healthy Living

Developing HEALTHY students and communities involves an unwavering focus on physical and mental health as well as risk and crisis management. Our goal is to energize all members of the campus community to learn about and adopt healthy lifestyles.

Healthy Lifestyle

We believe healthy bodies, sound minds, and safe campuses enable and accelerate student learning and success. Our well-trained and accredited police force works tirelessly to ensure our campus communities are safe places to live, work, study, and have fun.

Let the Adventure Begin

We provide on- and off-campus adventures, intramural competitions, physical fitness resources, and even dietary advice to facilitate student wellbeing. We provide clinical and counseling services as well as numerous individual and group exercise options.

The Creed

We model civility for our students by embracing The Creed’s call to exhibit civil behavior, demonstrate responsible citizenry, and do our part to achieve a positive and secure living and learning environment for all.

Developing Lifelong Connections

Developing CONNECTED students and communities contributes significantly to a positive educational environment and strong affinity toward Southern Miss. Our goal is to galvanize students’ connections to Southern Miss and their peers, faculty, staff, and local communities.


We understand the value of creating a friendly and inclusive university community. Each time a student sets foot on our campuses, we want them to feel welcome, comfortable, and at home.


We connect thousands of students to hundreds of student organizations, intramural and recreation events, and many off-campus excursions or volunteer opportunities.


We help students find lifelong Southern Miss friendships. We relish opportunities to share Southern Miss school spirit with future Golden Eagle alumni.

Prioritizing a Learning Focus

Developing LEARNING-FOCUSED students and communities is a primary concern. Our goal is to inspire and empower students to capitalize on their learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.


Our professional program advisors, supervisors, and mentors provide professional development and experiential learning opportunities for hundreds of student employees and leaders.


Our ultimate goal is to enable students to achieve success personally, professionally, and academically each class, each semester. We believe learning is SWEET and must involve adequate Sleep, Water, Exercise, Eating, and Time.


We provide organic experiential learning opportunities for thousands of students each semester. We enhance students’ education with programs that encourage them to push beyond their own boundaries.


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Experience a vibrant arts community, culture, entertainment, recreation and more in Mississippi’s college city. The Hattiesburg campus features world-class academic programs, on-campus housing, and plenty of game day spirit.

Explore the Hattiesburg Campus

Students practicing yoga on campus near the beach


From the first time you arrive, you will feel at home on our beachfront Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, which offers unique academic programs such as marine science, ocean engineering and film studies.

Explore the Gulf Park Campus


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