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Active Minds At JSU
To promote awareness and education and to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness and to create an environment for discussion.
Advisor: Linda Shelton, Counseling Services, 256-782-5954

American Chemical Society
Emphasize the importance and relevance of chemistry and offer tutoring services.
Advisor: Alfred Nichols, Chemistry and Geosciences, 256-782-8150

American Enterprise Institute 
To promote campus dialogue surrounding free enterprise and American leadership and to work with other campus organizations to educate our campus about issues of public policy.
Advisor: Timothy Barnett, Political Science and Public Administration, 256-782-5653

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
To promote student involvement in the local design community, create a community of their own and help build leadership and valuable design skills applicable to the professional world.
Advisor: Christian Dunn, Art Department, 256-782-5622

Beta Alpha Psi                                                                                                                                                                                                            
To promote the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.
Advisor: Taleah Collum, Accounting Department, 256-782-8418

Black Male Initiative
Increase graduation rates and retention, provide students with resources to achieve educational goals, develop a professional network of African American professionals, enhance the overall perception of African American students. The organization will foster an environment where student feel safe and welcome to express themselves.
Advisor: Tyrone Smiley, University Housing, 256-782-5860

Born With A Microphone
To enhance leadership skills and promote community service.
Advisor: Vicki Tramell, School of Education, 256-782-5292

Campus Group
To create an environment where students can know God, find freedom, discover their God given purpose, and make a difference in their communities and on their campus.   
Advisor: J. R. Sandlin, Athletics-Football, 256-782-5372

Circle K International
Promote community service, leadership and fellowship among members of the JSU community
Advisor: Sarah Moersch, English Department, 256-782-5498

College Democrats
To spread progressive values throughout JSU campus.
Advisor: Paul Hathaway, Political Science Department, 256-782-5652

College Republicans
To spread conservative values throughout the JSU campus, while encouraging participation in the Republican Party.
Advisor: Dr. William Lester, Political Science, 256-782-5692

Collegiate Music Educators
Promotes the professional and artistic development of music teachers through professional conferences, in-service meetings, and events; supports the JSU Department of Music.
Advisor: Renee Baptiste, Music 256-782-5873

CrossFit Thelo 
To promote elite fitness in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Advisor: Gena Thornburg, Curriculum Instruction, 256-782-5081

Delta Chi Fraternity
To promote campus involvement, recruit and cultivate student leadership and to excel academically.
Advisor: Todd Garrison, Athletics, 256-782-5747

Delta Zeta Sorority
To promote, inspire and nurture enduring friendship and personal development. Delta Zeta enriches the lives of women by fostering leadership skills, philanthropic activism and community involvement.
Advisor: Kelly Murray, Teacher Service Center, 256-782-5504

Dietetics and Culinary/Hospitality Student Association
Promotes community and fundraising projects.
Advisor:Tim Roberts, Family and Consumer Sciences, 256-782-5870

E.A.R.T.H. Club
The E.A.R.T.H. Club is an open place for students to come and discuss all environmental related issues. We are currently focusing on recycling and solar initiatives in an effort to continue and expand the recycling initiative to include aluminum and glass.
Advisor: James Rayburn, Biology, 256-782-5803

A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Advisor: Rob Landry, Finance Economics Accounting, 256-782-8419

Engage JSU
A Christian organization that seeks to worship Christ and foster Christian relationships and serve the campus and community.
Advisor: Brent Cunningham, Management and Marketing, 256-782-5785

F.A.C.T.S. (Focus Achieve Create Thrive Succeed) 
Promote the idea of success while embracing individual aspirations. Giving students the opportunity to express themselves without the pressure to conform.  Advisor: LeMarques McClide, University Housing, 256-782-8337

FCS Association
To unify the concentration within Family and Consumer Sciences into a student international chapter of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Advisor: Robbie Boggs, Family and Consumer Sciences, 256-782-5056

Forever Young Modeling Troupe
To promote fashion and help build confidence.
Advisor: Earl Warren, University Advancement, 256-782-5608

Freshman Forum
Provides freshmen an opportunity to gain unique leadership experience, develop professional and social skills, and create connections that will last throughout their duration at JSU and beyond.
Advisor: Cody Beck, Dean of Students Office, 256-782-5491

Geography Club
To promote volunteer work for the community, exercise environmental stewardship, and participate in geography related trips.
Advisor: Stephen Tsikalas, Chemistry and Geosciences, 256-782-5811

Get Cultured
To promote different cultures from around the world.
Advisor: Lenn Rainwater, Management and Marketing, 256-782-3763

Graduate Student Organization
To offer a place of interaction, involvement, and enhancement of graduate students and their experience at JSU. This organization is dedicated to offering support to all graduate  students enrolled at JSU.
Advisor: Andrea Porter, Graduate Studies, 256-782-5353

History Club
To encourage further learning and understanding of world history and our nation's great history.
Advisor: Llewellyn Cook, History, 256-782-8309

Honors Program
To engage students intellectually, as well as, promote an attitude of giving back to the community through service projects and involvement in Honors classes.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Honors Program, 256-782-5640 or 256-782-8269

HOPE Women's Services (Help, Options & Pregnancy Education)-Formerly Sav-A-Life
To promote hope for students in a non-planned pregnancy and encourage life for the unborn. Counseling is offered for anyone in a pregnancy crisis situation or think they may be pregnant. Also, counseling provided for anyone that has had an abortion. We promote abstinence and we are pro-life. 
Advisor: Kay Coger, Teacher Service Center, 256-782-5574

Interfraternity Council
Association of nationally recognized fraternities which functions as the governing body and the Greek voice for JSU fraternities.
Advisor: Joshua Robinson, Dean of Students Office, 256-782-5491

International Association of Emergency Managers JSU Student Chapter
The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.
Advisor: Tanveer Islam, Emergency Management, 256-782-5938

International Student Organization (ISO) 
To provide international students with a voice on campus and provide JSU with opportunities for global cultural learning. 
Advisor: Chandni Khadka, International House, 256-782-8304

Ironclad Gaming
To teach the mechanics of the gaming system, basic role-playing, socializing and enjoying the gaming experience.
Advisor: Tanya Sasser, English Department, 256-782-5412

Jacksonville Association of Nursing Students (JANS)
Promoting a positive image of nursing throughout the local, state and national level.
Advisor: Melissa Duckett, School of Health Professions and Wellness, 256-782-5270

JSU Botanical Society                                                                                                                                                
To connect JSU students and faculty with the national world through education in botanical and cultivation subjects.
Advisor: Jimmy Triplett, Biology Department, 256-782-5215                                                                                       

JSU Bass Sports Club (JSU Fishing Team)
To provide opportunities for participating in competitive bass fishing at a collegiate level.
Advisor: Mark Matthews, Telephone Center, 256-782-8047

JSU Collegiate Recovery Community
Offer students in recovery a total college experience.
Advisor: Len McCauley, Counseling Services, 256-782-5475

JSU Esports
To promote healthy competition between gamers and represent JSU in collegiate gaming events. To provide an opportunity for students to gain teamwork skills while playing in an online environment.
Advisor: Daniel Smith, Math and Computer Science, 256-782-8248

JSU Fan Club (Fandon Association Network)
To unite all nerds that have a passion for anime, video games, shows, books and comics.
Advisor: Llewellyn Cook, History Department, 256-782-5632

JSU Intramural Association
To improve the quality of Recreational Sports programs. To introduce students to possible career opportunities in recreational sports.
Advisor: Huner Allen, University Recreation, 256-782-5073

JSU Judo Jujitsu
To strive toward a harmonious development of the human character.
Advisor; Larry Beard, Curriculum and Instruction, 256-782-5078

JSU Math Club
To promote the interest of mathematics among students.
Advisor: David Dempsey, MCIS, 256-782-5124

JSU Model Arab League-Geography
To strengthen debating, writing, networking and diplomacy skills. Each semester the organization will conduct debate practice, mock debates and resolution writing skills.
Advisor: Dr. L. J. Morgan, Geography, 256-782-5216

JSU Potter's Guild
To bring in visiting artists from around the country to give lectures and demonstrations for the Jacksonville community at JSU ceramics studio.      
Advisor: John Oles, Art Department, 256-782-5708,

To promote teamwork, build character, and raise moral through playing rugby.
Advisor: Chris Westley, Finance. Economics, Accounting, 256-782-5392

JSU Students for Equality
JSU students for equality is committed to diversity and inclusion through providing resources and advocacy for students from historically marginalized populations. Our goal is to help retain and recruit these students while enhancing their experiences through cultural programming, political activism, workshops, support groups and education.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology, 256-782-5350

JSU Ultimate Frisbee Team
To encourage and teach teamwork, to be competitive, to become physically fit and have fun.
Advisor: Tom Anderson, Department of Kinesiology, 256-782-5519

JSU Quidditch 
To promote quidditch through the use of games and to have a genuine interest.
Advisor: James Triplett, Biology Department, 256-782-5215

Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society)
To promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students and to recognize students who have attained academic distinction in mathematics.
Advisor: David Dempsey, MCIS, 256-782-5124

Kingdom Culture (formerly L.E.A.D.)
Promote striving for excellence in all areas of life.
Advisor: Rochelle Smith, Residence Life, 256-782-5128

Lambda Alpha Epsilon/ASO
To prepare and promote criminal justice majors or minors for Regional and National competitions.
Advisor: Randall Wood, Criminal Justice, 256-782-5340

Level Up
To provide a general understanding and interest of electronic gaming of the past, present and future.
Advisor: David Thornton, Computer Science, 256-782-5359

Mandarin Club
To promote the understanding of authentic Chinese culture.
Advisor: David Myers, English Department, 256-782-5464     

Men's Rugby Club
To help members excel in the sport of Rugby and academics.
Advisor: Window Edge, Nursing Department, 256-782-8520

Model United Nations
Students learn about global issues by representing other countries in model simulations.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Academic Services, 256-782-8269

Multicultural Student Alliance
Our goal is to join students of multicultural backgrounds together so they can experience and gain understanding of other cultures and have a place they can fit in and feel comfortable.            
Advisor: LeMarques McClide, Residence Halls, 256-782-8337                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-N.A.A.C.P.
An outlet devoted to school involvement and community service.
Advisor: Debbie Taylor, Student Life, 256-782-5490

National-Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Association of nationally recognized, traditionally African-American sororities and fraternities which functions as the governing body and Greek voice for JSU's traditionally African-American sororities and fraternities.
Advisor: Josh Robinson, Dean of Students Office, 256-782-8492

National Society of Collegiate Scholars
NSCS is an honor organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provide career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities everyday.
Advisor: A. Michelle Green, Academic Advisement, 256-782-8303

New Generation Entertainment News
To provide Jacksonville State University students with accurate entertainment reporting on campus. Inspiring students to create, motivate, and innovate for the New Generation.
Advisor: J. Patrick McGrail, Communications, 256-782-8512

Nursing Ambassadors
JSU Nursing Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the Department of Nursing at University functions, departmental functions, serve as members of the Student Involvement Committee, and assist in recruiting activities.
Advisor: Betsy Gulledge, Department of Nursing, 256-782-8129

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
To invest in the community and in the student population while promoting Christianity.
Advisor: Karen Scroggin, College of Nursing, 256-782-8163

Outdoor Adventure Club
The club would like to offer Jacksonville State University students the opportunity to try various outdoor activities and learn outdoor skills.
Advisor: Tom Anderson, HPER, 256-782-559

PanHellenic Council 
Association of nationally recognized sororities which functions as the governing body and the Greek voice for JSU sororities.
Advisor: Josh Robinson, Dean of Students Office, 256-782-8492

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Pi Kappa Chapter)
To become the leading proactive community service organization focusing on issues and strategies that positively impact young males and our communities.
Advisor: Michelle Green, Academic Advisement, 256-782-8303

Phi Mu
Phi Mu is a women's organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.
Advisor: Brooke Lyon, Residence Life, 256-782-5449

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
For the development and advancement of music.
Legare McIntosh, Music Department, 256-782-5560

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Redefining fraternity by molding men into successful leaders and better citizens.
Advisor: Dean Buttram, Criminal Justice, 256-782-8179

Political Science Model Arab League
Students learn about issues in the Arab World/Middle East and the relations between the Arab World and other countries by participating in model simulations.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Academic Services, 256-782-8269

Pre-Law Society
To provide students from all majors with information and support regarding preparing for and applying to law school.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Academic Services, 256-782-8269

Pre-vet Club  
The JSU Pre-vet Club is an organization that will provide pre-vet students with various opportunities to learn more about the field of veterinary medicine, while also benefitting the community around us.
Advisor: Jimmy Triplett, Biology Department, 256-782-5215


Public Relations Student Society of America
To enhance the education of students and broaden their professional network and launch careers.
Advisor: Augustine Ihator, Communications Department, 256-782-8205

Residence Hall Association
Provide a voice and address the concerns of residents living in JSU residence halls and apartments.
Advisor: Travis Smith, Residence Life, 256-782-8135

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people using their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology Department, 256-782-5350

Robotics Club
To foster student interests in engineering and robotics fields by designing and creating various projects to be used in different applications. To aid students in designing and troubleshooting various projects using the knowledge and expertise of fellow students and faculty. To compete in engineering and robics competitions and challenges.
Advisor: Teje Sult, Applied Engineering, 256-782-8437

ROTC (Gamecock Battalion)
The JSU ROTC courses taught instill invaluable leadership and critical thinking skills that are necessary in leading, managing, and motivating people. The kind of leadership experience that will be very attractive for civilian agencies,
Advisor: Paige McCormick, ROTC Department, 256-782-8031

S.A.I.N.T.S (Support for At-risk Independent, and Non-Traditional Students)
To provide support and empowerment for at-risk, independent, and nontraditional students allowing them to focus on school and be more successful in life.
Advisor: Julie Nix, Counseling and Disability Support Services, 256-782-5815

School of Education Ambassadors   
To establish a leadership team among SOE candidates in order to elevate candidate voices in recruitment and retention activities and develop leadership capacity in different academic fields and/or professions.
Advisor: Janet Bavonese, Curriculum and Instruction, 256-782-5091

Secular Student Alliance at Jacksonville State University
SSAJSU is dedicated to normalizing secularism and being active in the local community  
Advisor: Stephen Tsikalas, Physical and Earth Science, 256-782-5811

Sigma Alpha Epsilon  
The fraternity's mission is advancing the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service for our members throughout life.
Advisor: David Beegle, Research and Planning, 256-782-5741

Sigma Alpha Omega
To assemble Christian women in Christ centered sorority to glorify God by reaching women across the world. A sisterhood that equips women to grow in their relationships with Christ through unity and service.
Advisor: Betsy Gulledge, School of Health Professions & Wellness, 256-782-8129

Sigma Alpha Pi (formerly The National Society of Leadership and Success)                                        
Organization that provides experiential learning to help promote leadership, personal development academically and professionally.
Advisor: Erin Rider, Sociology Department, 256-782-8477

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
The mission of Sigma Gamma Rho is to enhance the quality of life for women. The ultimate goal is to achieve greater progress in areas of education, healthcare and leadership development.
Advisor: Josh Robinson, Greek Life, 256-782-8492

Sigma Nu-Iota Lambda Chapter
To instill the proper knowledge, skills, and values needed into college age men in order to succeed in their academic careers and beyond.
Advisor: Paul Hathaway, Political Science, 256-782-5652

S.O.A.R (Survivors Overcoming Abusive Relationship)                                                                                     
To promote awareness and advocating against domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse and providing a positive voice for survivors everywhere.
Advisors: Julie Nix and Linda Shelton, Counseling Department, 256-782-5475
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Sociology Club
To promote professional, intellectual and personal growth, to encourage community consciousness by sponsoring activities of interest for students, to promote the ideas of service and scholarship through the discipline of Sociology.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology Department, 256-782-5350

S.O.S. (Sharing Our Success)
Helping students achieve goals as well as academic, social and professional aspirations.
Advisor: Earl Warren, University Development, 256-782-5608

Spanish Club
To practice and socialize in Spanish, learn about its culture, and reach the community by participating in community events.
Advisor: Alexandra Martinez, History and Foreign Languages, 256-782-5632

Student Alabama Educaton Association
To support education in the local schools and JSU.
Advisor: Kyoko Johns, Curriculum Instruction, 256-782-5167

Student Athletic Advisory CommitteeThe mission of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee at JSU is to provide a link of communication between JSU student athletes and athletic department administration and to provide a support system for student athlete life.
Advisor: Hunter Waldron, Compliance, 256-782-5536

Students Alumni Association
JSU Alumni are ready to assist and prepare students for jobs after college.
Advisor: Allen Renfroe, Alumni Relations, 256-782-8256

Student Government Association (SGA)
Promote the welfare of the student community by providing an avenue for student expression, social activities and student services. All enrolled students are members.
Advisor: Debbie Taylor, Student Life, 256-782-5491

Student Veterans of America
To provide veteran and military affiliated students with empowerment skills to ensure academic and life journey success.
Advisor: Tashua Dennis, Veteran Services, 256-782-8840

Tabletop and Card Game Club
To provide a fun environment for all tabletop games.
Advisor: David Thornton, MCIS, 256-782-5359

Tau Delta Phi
To provide a home away from home for our men. To promote academic success, and to mold our members into true gentlemen, men of honor, and character. To provide exceptional direction and dynamic purpose for our members in their collegiate years and throughout life
Advisor: David Myer, English Department, 256-782-5464

The Choice: A Mental Health Initiative
The choice strives to promote different avenues and information for anyone seeking professional assistance for psychological or disorder while also promoting global awareness on the positive benefits of psychology.
Advisor: Paul Hathaway, Political Science, 256-782-5652

The Tocqueville Society
The Tocqueville Society seek to facilitate discussion and critical reflection among the student body regarding topics that lie at the intersection of politics and culture.
Advisor: Jeremiah Russell, Political Science, 256-782-5652

Women's Issues, Support and Empowerment (W.I.S.E.)
Through education and activism we seek to connect individuals with solutions to the problems we face in order to create a more balanced world where women's issues are addressed, women are supported in their endeavors, and empowered to make changes in their lives and ultimately society.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology, 256-782-5350

Writers Club
To inspire and encourage its members in writing their own stories.
Advisor: Sarah Moersch, English Department, 256-782-5498

Young Americans for Liberty
The promotion of free markets and personal liberty.
Advisor: Paul Beezley, History Department, 256-782-5387

Young People Revolution (Y.P.R.)
Creating and equipping the next generation of young leaders with professional skills to be successful.
Advisor: Ed Lett, Athletic Department, 256-782-8101

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
To strive for excellence and uphold the highest academic ideals and perpetual service to mankind and community. To promote helping others excel through mind, body and spirit and to empower others.
Advisor: Mary Clark, Counseling Department, 256-782-5475

Zeta Phi Eta, Inc.
To provide students a place to collaborate, help other student organizations grow through public relations and journalistic approaches and networking with others in the communications field.
Advisor: Patrick McGrail, Communications, 256-782-8512

Zeta Tau Alpha
Founded at Jacksonville State University in 1969. The organization's philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. As a group we are striving daily to work hard, become leaders, and excel scholastically. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha live by the principle of "Love, the greatest of all things."
Advisor: Andrea Porter, English Department, 256-782-5861

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