The Baptist Student Union (BSU) is a campus ministry that is open to all students
at SMCC. Our vision is that students know Christ and make Him known.
The SMCC Baptist Student Union offers you a place of fellowship, a springboard for
missions, and a house for discipleship. From Monday night worship to various small
group Bible studies,you can have the opportunity to plug into the Christian community
of Southwest Mississippi. We are here to serve and help you. Please feel free to take
a few minutes and check out our site for the answer to any questions you may have.
Also, feel free to contact us with any. We would love to hear from you.
We are here to:
help you deepen your faith in God
support you in the living of your faith
join with others in the study of the scriptures
help you use your gifts in ministering to others
have a meaningful worship experience
help you get a "bigger picture of the world" from a Christian perspective
develop friendships that become lasting relationships
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to recognize the outstanding scholastic achievement
of community college students. There are over 800 chapters in the United States alone
and over 700 four-year colleges and universities offer scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa
members. The SMCC PTK Omicron Delta Chapter’s charter date was 1966, which means PTK
has had a long history on our campus.
Criteria to join the SMCC PTK Omicron Delta Chapter:
To be eligible student must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
Must have earned at least 15 college course hours
$85.00 initiation fee (one-time fee)
After student gains membership status, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA
Benefits of PTK:
Receive formal recognition
Access to PTK transfer scholarships – *note check with university you are transferring
to on GPA requirements and scholarship amounts
Leadership development programs
Tools to help you transfer to your four-year college/university
Support system of like-minded two-year college students, faculty, and administrators.
Dr. Jennifer D. McLaughlin
Dr. Jim Stephens
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is the representative body for student government
at Southwest Mississippi Community College. Our role as the student government involves
dealing with a broad range of issues relating to student life on the campus. We are
interested in hearing from students who have recommendations for improving the life
of students at SMCC and we are actively involved in many issues on the campus.
Student volunteers selected by faculty to assist with recruitment, orientation, and
other promotional events.
Tri Beta Biological Honor Society
Tri Beta Biological Honor Society is a national society for college students majoring
in biological sciences or interested in the life sciences. A student must have a B
average in his/her science courses to be in the honor society.
Dr. Alana Gabler
Collegiate DECA is a student organization that gives our students the opportunity
to reach their career goals as leaders and entrepreneurs. We compete with students
across the globe in events related to our major and gain real world experience. This
gives us a competitive edge over other college graduates. We network and form relationships
that connect us to internships, jobs, other students and friends that last a lifetime.
Collegiate DECA motivates us to be academically successful, community oriented, professionally
responsible, and experienced leaders. Collegiate DECA provides students with a sense
of purpose and the tools to be the best, giving us an experience unlike any other
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda (collegiate FBLA) is the largest student business organization in
the world. The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students
to develop business-related career competencies. PBL is an integral part of the instructional
program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.
Dr. Kim Tynes
Health Information Management Student Association
Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) gives HIT students the opportunity
to come together to help educate the campus community on Health Information Management
and current healthcare initiatives.
On campus organization that promotes various sporting opportunities including: dodgeball,
cabbageball, football, pool, ping pong, and basketball.
Future Educators of America
Organization for students interested in exploring education as a profession.
Student Nurses Organizations
Organization that allows student nurses to network with others and to share information
Marching Band and Stage Band
Musicians selected to perform as a marching band unit or as a stage band in various
shows throughout the year.
Choir & Southwest Singers
Choral group that performs regularly and show choir made up of selected singers and
Campus newspaper published monthly containing news items reported by student staff
writers and editors.
Campus yearbook with staff members responsible for recording student life and school
Bass Fishing Club
Bass Fishing Club promotes fishing as a recreational activity, and they also complete
in fishing tournaments.
Dr. Addie Boone
To provide the opportunity for people to come together to learn about and enjoy the
sport of archery.