Student Organizations


Baptist Student Union

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) is a campus ministry that is open to all students at SMCC. Our vision is that students know Christ and make Him known. The SMCC Baptist Student Union offers you a place of fellowship, a springboard for missions, and a house for discipleship. From Monday night worship to various small group Bible studies,you can have the opportunity to plug into the Christian community of Southwest Mississippi. We are here to serve and help you. Please feel free to take a few minutes and check out our site for the answer to any questions you may have. Also, feel free to contact us with any. We would love to hear from you. additional questions. We are here to: help you deepen your faith in God support you in the living of your faith join with others in the study of the scriptures help you use your gifts in ministering to others have a meaningful worship experience help you get a "bigger picture of the world" from a Christian perspective develop friendships that become lasting relationships

Trey Hess



Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to recognize the outstanding scholastic achievement of community college students. There are over 800 chapters in the United States alone and over 700 four-year colleges and universities offer scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members. The SMCC PTK Omicron Delta Chapter’s charter date was 1966, which means PTK has had a long history on our campus.

Criteria to join the SMCC PTK Omicron Delta Chapter: To be eligible a student must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA, must have previously earned at least 15 college course hours, must be enrolled in an associate degree program of study in a fall or spring semester, must be a high school graduate (or have passed a high school equivalency exam), and must pay the $95.00 initiation fee (one-time fee) After a student gains membership status, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Benefits of PTK: Receive formal recognition Access to PTK transfer scholarships – *note check with university you are transferring to on GPA requirements and scholarship amounts Leadership development programs Tools to help you transfer to your four-year college/university Support system of like-minded two-year college students, faculty, and administrators.

Dr. Jennifer D. McLaughlin




Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for student government at Southwest Mississippi Community College. Our role as the student government involves dealing with a broad range of issues relating to student life on the campus. We are interested in hearing from students who have recommendations for improving the life of students at SMCC and we are actively involved in many issues on the campus.

Lauren Woodworth



Bear Trackers

Student volunteers selected by faculty to assist with recruitment, orientation, and other promotional events.

Patricia Young


Karinlee Brister



Tri Beta Biological Honor Society

Tri Beta Biological Honor Society is a national society for college students majoring in biological sciences or interested in the life sciences. A student must have a B average in his/her science courses to be in the honor society.

Dr. Alana Gabler


Robin Kuntz



Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA is a student organization that gives our students the opportunity to reach their career goals as leaders and entrepreneurs. We compete with students across the globe in events related to our major and gain real world experience. This gives us a competitive edge over other college graduates. We network and form relationships that connect us to internships, jobs, other students and friends that last a lifetime. Collegiate DECA motivates us to be academically successful, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. Collegiate DECA provides students with a sense of purpose and the tools to be the best, giving us an experience unlike any other college organization.

Deanna Martin



Health Information Management Student Association

Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) gives HIT students the opportunity to come together to help educate the campus community on Health Information Management and current healthcare initiatives.

Kristy Artmann



Intramural Sports

On campus organization that promotes various sporting opportunities including: dodgeball, cabbageball, football, pool, ping pong, and basketball.

Ken Jackson



Student Nurses Organizations

The Student Nurses Organization (SNO) is an organization open to all nursing students.  This organization represents both the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nurses (MOSA) and the Mississippi Association of Student Nurses (MASN).  A variety of activities are planned by SNO members under the guidance of faculty sponsors.  Meetings are held with interesting agendas. SNO sponsors a variety of community projects.

Stephanie Greer



Marching Band and Stage Band

Musicians selected to perform as a marching band unit or as a stage band in various shows throughout the year.

Clay Whittington



Choir & Southwest Singers

Choral group that performs regularly and show choir made up of selected singers and dancers.

Joe Elliott



Pine Burr

Campus newspaper published monthly containing news items reported by student staff writers and editors.

Joyce Mabry



Whispering Pines

Campus yearbook with staff members responsible for recording student life and school events.

Joyce Mabry



Bass Fishing Club

Bass Fishing Club promotes fishing as a recreational activity, and they also complete in fishing tournaments.

Pat Young