Student Organizations

Fannie Lou Hamer Pre-Law Society

The Fannie Lou Hamer Pre-Law Society, named for the civil rights activist, is designed to help students pursue careers in law and to promote issues of social justice on campus and in the community. It regularly hosts recruiters from law schools and JSU alumni in law school and the legal field. It also sponsors an annual trip to a LSAC Law School Open House in the southeast. The Hamer Pre-Law Society is open to any Jackson State student regardless of major. For more information about the Hamer Pre-Law Society, contact its advisor: Professor Rhonda Cooper at rhonda.c.cooper@jsums.edu or at (601) 979-0486. The Pre-Law facebook page is Pre-Law at Jackson State.

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society is a national honor society for political science students. It rewards and encourages scholarship and discourse. The Jackson State University Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha is sponsored by the Department of Political Science. In order to be eligible a student must have completed at least 18 credits of political science courses, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher and have a political science cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher. Members need not be political science majors. However, they must meet the minimum course requirements. For more information about Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, contact its adviser, Dr. Michelle Deardorff at michelle.d.deardorff@jsums.edu or at (601) 979-2822.

Political Science Club

The Political Science Club is designed to involve students in departmental planning and activities, to energize political activism on campus and to improve the well-being of the local community. Political Science Club students often serve on departmental committees. Its activities have included a social for new and returning students, presentations by professional and academic recruiters, voter registration drive and community service at Operation Stewpot. The Political Science Club is open to any Jackson State student regardless of major. For more information about the Political Science Club contact its adviser, Mr. Len Jefferson at len.jefferson@jsums.edu or at (601) 979-3956.