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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
Email: lshelton@jsu.edu

Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service Fraternity with the Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service.
Advisor: Laurie Heathcock (Charnigo), Library, 256-782-5245
Email: lheathcock@jsu.edu

American Chemical Society
Emphasize the importance and relevance of chemistry and offer tutoring services.
Advisor: Alfred Nichols, Physical and Earth Sciences, 256-782-8150
Email: anichols@jsu.edu   

American Enterprise Institute 
To promote campius dialogue surrounding free enterpise 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 Administation, 256-782-5653
Email: tbarnett@jsu.edu 

Americn 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
Email: cdunn@jsu.edu

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
Email: tcollum@jsu.edu

Circle K International
Promote community service, leadership and fellowship among members of the JSU community
Advisor: Annette Daugherty, Nursing Department, 256-782-5934
Email: adaugherty@jsu.edu

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

College Republicans
Encourages participation in the Republican Party.
Advisor: Dr. William Lester, Political Science, 256-782-5692
Email: wlester@jsu.edu

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
Email: bapiste@jsu.edu

Dance Dance JSU-Ballroom Dance Club
To promote social and competitive ballroom dancing. 
Advisor: John Hammett, College of Education and Professional Studies, 256-782-8212
Email: jhammett@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: jrayburn@jsu.edu

ENACTUS
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
Email: rlandry@jsu.edu

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
Email: brentc@jsu.edu  

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, 256-782-7706
Email: lmclide@jsu.edu                                                                                                                                        

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
Email: rboggs@jsu.edu

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

Freshman Forum
Provides freshmen an opportunity to become more involved in SGA. Must be an in-coming freshman who has shown campus involvement in high school and is committed to pursuing that commitment in college.
Advisor: Josh Robinson, Student Life, 256-782-5493
Email: jrobinson6@jsu.edu

Geography Club
To promote volunteer work for the community, exercise environmental stewardship, and participate in geography related trips.
Advisor: Stephen Tsikalas, Pysical and Earth Sciences, 256-782-5811
Email: stsikalas@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: ljowens@jsu.edu

HOPE Womens 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
Email: kcoger@jsu.edu                                                                                                                                                                      

Interfraternity Council
Association of nationally recognized fraternities which functions as the governing body and the Greek voice for JSU fraternities.
Advisor: Kristen Smith, Student Life, 256-782-5491
Email: khsmith@jsu.edu

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

International Student Organization (ISO) 
To foster a cultural understanding and sharing between the international students and increase international student ties with the local community.
Advisor: Jeff Clark, International House, 256-782-5303
Email: jclark@jsu.edu

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
Email: tasser@jsu.edu

Jacksonville Association of Nursing Students (JANS)
Promoting a positive image of nursing throughout the local, state and national level.
Advisor: Melissa Duckett, College of Nursing, 256-782-5270
Email: mduckett@jsu.edu

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                                                                                       
Email: jtriplett@jsu.edu

JSU Bass Sports Club
To provide opportunities for participating in competitive bass fishing at a collegiate level.
Advisor: Mark Matthews, Telephone Center, 256-782-8047
Email: mmatthew@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: lcook@jsu.edu

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

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

JSU Mixed Martial Arts(MMA)
To instruct students on basic and intermediate martial arts skills.
Advisor: Larry Beard, Curriculum and Instruction, 256-782-5078
Email: lbeard@jsu.edu

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
Email: ljmorgan@jsu.edu

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,
Email: joles@jsu.edu 

JSU Rugby RFC
To promote teamwork, build character, and raise moral through playing rugby.
Advisor: Chris Westley, Finance. Economics,Accounting, 256-782-5392
Email: cwestley@jsu.edu

JSU-SAS (Jacksonville State University Students About Service)
To provide a conduit for students to learn the importance of providing service for others through volunteerism.
Advisor: Lem McCauley, Counseling Services, 256-782-5146
Email: lmccauleyjr@jsu.edu

JSU Students for Equality
To create unity and a sense of safety among all students regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion or disability.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology, 256-782-5350
Email: tdeshotels@jsu.edu

JSU Toastmasters
Toastmasters is a worldwide organization established to aid individuals in the development of public speaking and leadership skills through groups and chapter meetings.
Advisor:William Young, Educational Resources, 256-782-5439
Email: wvyoung@jsu.edu

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

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

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
Email: ddempsey@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: rwood@jsu.edu

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
Email: thornton@jsu.edu

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

Multicultural Student Alliance
Our goal is to join students of multicultural backgrounds togeher so they can experience and gain understanding of other cultures and have a place they can fit in and feel comfortable.            
Advisor: LeMarques McClides, Residence Halls, 256-782-7706                                                          
Email:lmcclides@jsu.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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
Email: dbtaylor@jsu.edu

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: Kristen Smith, Student Life, 256-782-5491
Email: khsmith@jsu.edu

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
Email: jmcgrail@jsu.edu 

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
Email: tnanderson@jsu.edu

PanHellenic Council 
Association of nationally recognized sororities which functions as the governing body and the Greek voice for JSU sororities.
Advisor: Kristen Smith, Student Life, 256-782-5491
Email: khsmith@jsu.edu

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
Email: amgreen@jsu.edu

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
Email: bbell@jsu.edu

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
For the development and advancement of music.
Legare McIntosh, Music Department, 256-782-5560
Email: mcintosh@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: ljowens@jsu.edu

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
Email: ljowens@jsu.edu

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
Email: aihator@jsu.edu 

Residence Hall Association
Provide a voice and address the concerns of residents living in JSU residence halls and apartments.
Advisor: Shannon Coleman, Residence Life, 256-782-5860
Email: slcoleman@jsu.edu

Retreat From The Heat
A college ministry providing students and young adults in the community the opportunity to fellowship together.
Advisor: Tracy Broom, Compliance, 256-782-5737
Email: tbroom@jsu.edu

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
Email: dmcormick1@jsu.edu

Sav-A-Life
Sav-A-Life is a life affirming ministry that offers emotional and spiritual help to women affected by unplanned pregnancies. Our mission is to help these women choose life for their babies and eternal life for themselves.
Advisor: Kay Coger, Teacher Service Center, 256-782-5574
Email: kcoger@jsu.edu

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
Email: stsikalas@jsu.edu

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
Email: erider@jsu.edu 

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: Kristen Smith, Greek Life, 256-782-8492
Email: khsmith@jsu.edu

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  Hataway, Political Science, 256-782-5652
Email: phathaway@jsu.edu 

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
Email: jnix@jsu.edu or lshelton@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: amatinez2@jsu.edu

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

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

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
Email: dbtaylor@jsu.edu

Student Veterans of America
To provide veteran and military affiliated students with empowerment skills to ensure academic and life journey success.
Advisor: Mauren Newton, Sociology and Social Work Department, 256-782-5337
Email: mnewton@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: dmyer@jsu.edu

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
Email: phathaway@jsu.edu

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
Email: russell@jsu.edu  

Young American for Liberty at Jacksonville State University
To promote economic and social freedom.
Advisor: Chris Westley, Finance  Economics Accounting, 256-782-5392
Email: cwestley@jsu.edu

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
Email: tdeshotels@jsu.edu

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

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
Email: mclark@jsu.edu

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
Email: aporter@jsu.edu

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
Email: elett@jsu.edu

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