What Does Freshman Forum Do?

  • Freshman Forum members march in a JSU Parade
  • Freshman Forum members march in a JSU parade
  • Freshman Forum members at a football tailgate in 2021
  • Freshman Forum members dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness
  • Jacksonville City Clean Up Day Group Picture
  • Jacksonville City Clean Up Day
  • Anniston City Clean Up Day
  • Anniston City Clean Up Day 2
  • Freshman Forum 2020 Mentors
  • Fall 2019 Overnight Factory Retreat
  • Dance in a Bag Group Winners
  • 2019 Homecoming Parade

Freshman Forum allows freshmen to:

  • Meet, interact, and network with a diverse group of students!
  • Discover involvement opportunities at JSU!
  • Be a voice for freshmen at JSU!
  • Participate in various community service projects!
  • Enhance valuable leadership skills!
  • Create lasting memories and friendships! 

Gamecock Market

Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center

Alabama Childhood Food Solutions

Legacy Village 

Boys and Girls Club

Anniston Changers

This past year Freshman Forum contributed over 800 hours of community service to the organizations listed above. 

Freshman Forum hosts a fall and spring retreat on campus where members further their leadership and team building skills.

Members are placed in groups with a sophomore mentor who serves as a resource for each member. Each group hosts social events like going to the recreation and fitness center, attending sporting events, or hosting a tailgate. 

At the end of each academic year the forum hosts an awards banquet with who's who awards, along with various other recognitions given to outstanding members within the forum. 

Academic Excellence

Freshman Forum GPA

Fall 2022: 3.4

First Time Freshman Average GPA

Fall 2022: 2.4

Kel Kelley Elite One of the Year Award

Kel Kelly Elite One of the Year
Ashlyn Smith has been named the 2023 Kel Kelley "Elite One" of the Year. This award is given to a member based on the following: meeting attendance, community service volunteer hours, participation in events outside of meetings, GPA, and overall representation of Freshman Forum inside and outside of the classroom.

Future Campus Leaders

Members of Freshman Forum have gone on to become SGA Officers and Senators, Gamecock Orientation Leaders, Ambassadors, leaders of JSU fraternities and sororities, as well as many leaders of other organizations!

Freshman Forum Creed

I am a member of Freshman Forum

I will lead by example

I will be a voice for the freshman class

I will represent JSU with integrity

I will be an active participant in the activities of my university

I will strive to achieve academic excellence

I will serve my campus

I will give back to the community

I will strive to uphold JSU as the Friendliest Campus in the South

I will always stay COCKY

I am a leader

I am a JSU Gamecock!