What's Going On

  • Fall 2019 Overnight Factory Retreat
  • Dance in a Bag Group Winners
  • 2019 Homecoming Parade
  • 2019 Homecoming Banner Submission

    1st Place!

  • Freshman Forum Tailgate
  • Boys and Girls Club Members
  • Boys and Girls Club Group Picture
  • Boys and Girls Club Dancing
  • Harvest Festival Workers
  • Freshman Forum Zombies at the Harvest Festival

Community Service

Boys and Girls Club

Each week Freshman Forum partners with the local Boys and Girls Club in Anniston, Alabama. Members go after school to help kids study and give back to the community. At the end of the year Freshman Forum hosted a carnival for the Boys and Girls Club raising $818 that was donated to assist with purchasing supplies. 

Freshman Forum Zombie Chase

Freshman Forum's "Zombie Chase" to raise awareness and support for suicide prevention is hosted each fall. The "Zombie Chase" raised $2,092.90 that was donated to Behind the Smile Inc. this year. You can visit their website to learn more about what they offer and continue to support the work they do in the local area: Behind the Smile Inc. 

Other Community Service Partners

Legacy Village 

Local Animal Shelter 

Jacksonville Food Pantry 

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

Leadership Development

Freshman Forum hosts a fall retreat at "The Factory" in Gadsden, Alabama and a spring retreat on campus where members further their leadership and team building skills. 

Social Events

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. 

Awards Banquet 

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. This year's banquet was fiesta themed! 

Kel Kelley Elite One of the Year Award

Kel Kelly Elite One Winner Quad

Quadarius Whitson was named the Kel Kelley "Elite One" of the Year at the 2019 Awards Banquet. 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. 

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!