Student Organizations

Student organizations on the UM-Tupelo campus are a vital part of academic life. On-campus clubs and organizations can enhance students’ personal and professional skills while also allowing them to make lasting friendships. UM-Tupelo faculty and staff help offer these experiences by facilitating hands-on training and connections in the community that will aid students as they graduate and move into careers in their chosen professions.

Not only are these groups of UM-Tupelo students coordinating local outreach events, but they are also learning to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Within each of these organizations students can be seen taking the initiative to create proactive involvement in the Mid-South community.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (ASL)

Advisor: Melanie Clement,
This unique academic honor society seeks to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. ASL recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career. Students inducted into the UM-Tupelo ASL chapter meet certain academic standards which include having no less than a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on all college work and at least 24 credit hours from UM-Tupelo. Inductions into the UM-Tupelo chapter of ASL are held each Spring.

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Elizabeth Prewitt,
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society that recognizes outstanding students in education. It works to foster support and growth for the education profession around the world. Each Spring a new group of UM-Tupelo education majors are invited to be inducted into this organization.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Advisor: Sihya Smith,
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) national business organization serves as an exemplar of the professional competence UM-Tupelo students are achieving. In years past, many of our student members have represented the campus at both state and national competitions that allow them to show their proficiency in numerous areas of business and accounting. In addition to these academic distinctions, the PBL chapter has served its national philanthropy through the Mississippi chapter of the March of Dimes, a national organization that advocates improving the health of newborn children. Students have raised funds for the organization as well as toured local neo-natal facilities.

Student Social Work Organization (S.S.W.O)

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Shane Robbins,
The Student Social Work Organization is a volunteer group through which students can develop a support network of peers while developing skills in organization, leadership, and volunteerism.

The Student Social Work Organization chooses community service projects throughout the year. Past projects include collecting nonperishable food items that are delivered to local hospice agencies. The group also collected supplies and cell phones for soldiers, entertained residents at a local nursing home, raised money for the local Boys and Girls Clubs, adopted angels from the Salvation Army Christmas Tree and collected supplies for an abused women’s shelter.

TOT (Teachers of Tomorrow)

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Elizabeth Prewitt,
Composed of education majors at UM-Tupelo, the purpose of the Teachers of Tomorrow organization is to help future educators develop an understanding of the profession, to advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for a career in education, and to stimulate the highest ideals and professional ethics, standards, and attitudes.

TOT members participate in several community service projects geared toward assisting children including school supply drives and events for children involved in the Tupelo Boys and Girls Clubs.

UM-Tupelo Student Ambassadors

Advisors: Lindsey Sanford, and Chris Tollison,
UM-Tupelo Student Ambassadors are chosen based on student involvement, grades, character, and passion for the University of Mississippi. As representatives for UM-Tupelo, student ambassadors participate in activities on campus and in the community. Student ambassadors are a vital asset to the UM-Tupelo campus communications team. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador for the upcoming academic year, please complete an application in the UM-Tupelo office. There is a $250 semester scholarship available.