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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

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

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

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


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


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

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

College Democrats
Promote the views and success of the Democratic Party through active interaction
in the campus setting.
Advisor: Ron Mellen, Criminal Justice, 256-782-8243

College Republicans
Encourages 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

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

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
To raise awareness of abuse inflicted upon our planet and to promote recycling.
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, 256-782-7706


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 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

Geography ClubTo 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

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

Honor's Program
The Honor's Program provides academically gifted students with an enriched educational experience in a diverse range of courses which foster independent, critical thinking and effective communication.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Honors Program, 256-782-5640

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

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: Tanvee Islam, Emergency Management, 256-782-5938

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

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
Promoting a positive image of nursing throughout the local, state and national level.
Advisor: Melissa Duckett, College of Nursing, 256-782-5270 and Oyetunji Akisanya, College of Nursing, 256-782-5425
E-mail: and

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
To promote the fellowship of individuals who enjoy the sport of competitive bass fishing.
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 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 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 Mixed Martial Arts(MMA)
To instruct students on basic and intermediate martial arts skills.
Advisor: Larry Beard, Curriculum and Instruction, 256-782-5078

JSU Model Arab League-Geography
To learn more about the Arab world, to develop skills in parliamentary debate, and to participate in the Southeast Model Arab League sessions in the spring semester.
Advisor: Dr. L. J. Morgan, Geography, 256-782-5216

JSU Potter's GuildTo 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-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

JSU Students for Equality
To promote diversity and inclusion for individuals of all sexualities and genders as well as other historically marginalized groups. Our goal is to help retain and recruit these students while enhancing their experiencs through cultural programming, workshops, support groups, education and social events.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology, 256-782-5350

JSU ToastmastersToastmasters 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

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

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

Model United Nations
To provide a way for students wth an interest in international relations to learn new skills.
Advisor: Lorie Owens, Academic Services, 256-782-5106

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                                                          

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: Kristen Smith, Student Life, 256-782-5491

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


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: Kristen Smith, Student Life, 256-782-5491

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

Political Science Model Arab League
To introduce student to all aspects of life in the Arab World whil debating critical issues in an official format.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Academic Services, 256-782-5106

Pre-Law Society
To create a comfortable atmosphere for students to learn the process of pursuing law school.
Advisor: Lori Owens, Academic Services, 256-782-5106

Public Relations Student Society of AmericaTo 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: Shannon Coleman, Residence Life, 256-782-5860

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

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

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

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 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

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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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

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

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

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 encourage academic excellence, foster good moral decisions and enhance the ideals of brotherhood through the holistic development of its undergraduates.
Advisor: David Myer, English Department, 256-782-5464

The Tocqueville SocietyThe 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

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

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
An artistic outlet that encourages writers to find their talent in a specific genre and to improve writings skills.
Advisor: Douglas O'Keefe, English, 256-782-5549

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

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