Special Interest Groups

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

Advocates for Intersex and Transgender Students
This group offers an educational and social outreach to gender non-conforming students in an effort to foster support between Intersex, Transgender, and Agender students.
Advisor: Erin Rider, Sociology and Social Work, 256-782-8477
Email: erider@jsu.edu

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

American Enterprise Institute 
To promote campus dialogue surrounding free enterprise 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 Administration, 256-782-5653
Email: tbarnett@jsu.edu

Anime and Cosplay Club
To promote a love for anime and cosplay and to share knowledge of both. 
Advisor: Kim Westbrooks, Library Services, 256-782-5244
Email: kwestbrooks1@jsu.edu

Applied Engineering Club (A.E.)
To serve an active role in the community and to act as ambassadors to high schools in regards to the Applied Engineering Department. To assist in providing professional contacts to the members with the desire to cultivate career opportunities.
Advisor: Chris Marker, Applied Engineering, 256-782-5294
Email: cmarker@jsu.edu

Asgard Coalition
To assist new, upcoming, and smaller campus organizations. This includes providing help in event planning, recruitment, and attaining the resources they require to succeed and grow. 
Advisor: Karlie Johnson, Library Services, 256-782-5253
Email: kljohnson@jsu.edu

Association of Sport Industry Professionals
To provide opportunities to improve resumes, interview and communications skills beyond the classroom setting.
Advisor: Allen Gilbert, Kinesiology, 256-782-8012
Email: agilbert@jsu.edu

Ballroom Dance Club
To inspire a love of dance at JSU.
Advisor: Richard Kania, Department of Criminal Justice & Forensic Investigation, 256-782-5339
Email: rkania@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

Career Ambassadors
New organization geared towards helping young gamecocks receive professional development opportunities. 
Advisor: Carlos Javier Acosta, Career Services, 256-782-8486
Email: cacosta@jsu.edu

Cock Flock
To encourage school and alumni spirit and participation at athletic events.
Advisor: R. J. Conroy, Athletic Department, 256-782-8386
Email: rjconroy@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
To spread conservative values throughout the JSU campus, while encouraging 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: baptiste@jsu.edu

Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
To offer students in recovery a safe place that enables growth, individually,socially and academically.
Advisor: Lem McCauley,  Counseling Services, 256-782-5475
Email: lmccauleyjr@jsu.edu

Criminal Analysis Club
To create a community that promotes interest in the criminal mind by studying the behavior of killers.
Advisor: Walter Haney, Department of Criminal Justice & Forensic Investigation, 256-782-5483
Email: whaney1@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

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

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

Freshman Forum
Provides freshmen an opportunity to gain unique leadership experience, develop professional and social skills, and create connections that will last throughout their duration at JSU and beyond.
Advisor: Keaton Glass, Dean of Students Office, 256-782-5491
Email: kglass@jsu.edu

To promote a safe non-judgmental environment for people of all sexual and gender identities. This is an organization for bisexual, pansexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, asexual questioning students and their allies.
Advisor: Charlotte Reaves, Counseling and Testing, 256-782-5475
Email: careaves@jsu.edu

Futbol Club
The soccer club aims for the growth of soccer in the JSU community. Also, giving another chance for the JSU community to continue playing soccer at a competitive level.
Advisor: Tom Anderson, Kinesiology, 256-782-5519
Email: tandeson@jsu.edu

Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority
To encourage its members and chapters to join together in the spirit of service. To promote diversity in service and membership. Gamma Sigma Sigma demonstrates  compassion in improving the quality of life in our community.
Advisor: Brittney Cammack, Admissions, 256-438-3072
Email: bcammack@jsu.edu 

Graduate Student Organization
To build community among JSU graduate students and provide professional development.
Advisor: Andrea Porter, Graduate Studies, 256-782-5353
Email: aporter@jsu.edu

Graduate Student Nursing Association (GSNA)
The GSNA seeks to enrich the experiences of graduate nursing students through collaborative efforts to establish supportive activities that promote graduate student interest and values.
Advisor: Arlinda Wormely, Nursing Department, 256-782-8285
Email: awormely@jsu.edu

Graduate Student Organization for Applied Behavior Analysis
The mission of the Graduate Student Organization for Applied Behavior Analysis (GSO-ABA) is to promote enriching professional and social experiences for graduate students in the psychology department. The GSO-ABA aims to foster a cohesive network between cohorts within the graduate psychology program by creating opportunities for members to attend local and international conferences, to help network within the field, volunteer, help to spread understanding and evaluate and implement behavior practices.   
Advisor: Jennifer Bruzek, Psychology Department, 256-782-8125
Email: jbruzek@jsu.edu

HateLess Foundation Inc.
To give hope through Christ by giving food, water, clothing, shelter and building relationships.
Advisor: Jennifer Luck, Drama Department, 256-782-5139
Email: jluck@jsu.edu

Her Campus at JAX State
To empower women.
Advisor: Carrie Colton, Drama Department, 256-782-5635
Email: ccolton@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

HOPE Women's 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

International Association of Emergency Managers JSU Student Chapter
The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, 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 provide international students with a voice on campus and provide JSU with opportunities for global cultural learning. 
Advisor: Stephanie Marmion-Smith, International House, 256-782-5303
Email: smarmionsmith@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, School of Health Professions and Wellness, 256-782-5270
Email: mduckett@jsu.edu

Jacksonville Live Action
To promote improvisation and prop building skills for live action role play.
Advisor: Robert Cochran, MCIS, 256-782-5722
Email: rlcochran@jsu.edu

Jacksonville State University Robotics Club
To foster student interests in engineering and robotics fields by designing and creating various projects to be used in different applications. To aid students in designing and troubleshooting various projects using the knowledge and expertise of fellow students and faculty. To compete in engineering and robotics competitions and challenges.
Advisor: Teje Sult, Applied Engineering, 256-782-8437
Email: tsult@jsu.edu
JSU Book Club
To bring together people who enjoy reading and to facilitate conversation each month about the chosen book.
Advisor: Karlie Johnson, Library, 256-782-5253
Email: kljohnson@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 Chess
To promote and play the game of chess for all skill levels.
Advisor: Robert Cochran, Math and Computer Science, 256-782-5722
Email: rlcochran@jsu.edu

JSU Climbing 
To promote the culture of competitive and casual climbing and bring awareness to the fastest growing sport in history.
Advisor: Paul Killen, University Recreation, 256-782-8697
Email: pkillen@jsu.edu

JSU Cycling
JSU Cycling encourages recreational riding as well as promoting students to attend local community cycling events.
Advisor: Lori Galloway Cochran, Kinesiology Department, 256-782-8279
Email: lcgalloway@jsu.edu

JSU Esports
To promote healthy competition between gamers and represent JSU in collegiate gaming events. To provide an opportunity for students to gain teamwork skills while playing in an online environment.
Advisor: Daniel Smith, Math and Computer Science, 256-782-8248
Email: desmith@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 Fishing Team (formerly JSU Bass Sports Club)
To provide opportunities for participating in competitive bass fishing at a collegiate level,
Advisor: Dominic DiMauro, University Recreation, 256-782-8680
Email: ddimauro@jsu.edu

JSU Futbol Club
To promote the growth of soccer in the JSU community and perform on a competitive level.
Advisor: Tom Anderson, Kinesiology, 256-782-5519
Email: tnanderson@jsu.edu

JSU Genealogical Society
To foster and advance interest in genealogy at JSU and to assist members in their research.
Advisor: Paul R. Beezley, History, 256-782-5632
Email: pbeezley@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 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

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 Strikers Bowling Team
To offer a new fun activity for JSU students to compete in bowling against other teams.
Advisor: CeCe Chavez, University Recreation, 256-782-8685
Email: cbchavez@jsu.edu

JSU Students for Equality
JSU students for equality is committed to diversity and inclusion through providing resources and advocacy for students from historically marginalized populations. Our goal is to help retain and recruit these students while enhancing their experiences through cultural programming, political activism, workshops, support groups and education.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology, 256-782-5350
Email: tdeshotels@jsu.edu

JSU Tabletop and Collectible Card Game Club
To provide a fun environment for all tabletop games.
Advisor: Kim Westbrooks, Library, 256-782-5244
Email: kwestbrooks1@jsu.edu

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

JSU Wargaming
To foster a community of players, hobbyist, and fans of wargaming and to encourage and introduce people to the hobby and nurture a sense of friendly competition.
Advisor: Benjamin Gross, Political Science, 256-782-5651
Email: bgross@jsu.edu

JSU Women's Ultimate Frisbee
To promote competition, confidence and team bonding in an athletic women led environment.
Advisor: Tom Anderson, Kinesiology, 256-782-5519
Email: tnanderson@jsu.edu

Keepers of the Village
To reach the campus and serve those in need.
Advisor: Vicky Trammell, School of Education, 256-782-5292

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

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

Mandarin Club
To promote the understanding of authentic Chinese culture.
Advisor: David Myers, English Department, 256-782-5464
Email: dmyers@jsu.edu

Men's Rugby Club
To help members excel in the sport of Rugby and academics.
Advisor: Windon Edge, Nursing Department, 256-782-8520
Email: wedge@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

Muslim Student Association
To promote and encourage an educational and informative outlook on Islam.
Advisor: Safaa Al Hamdani, Biology Department, 256-782-5801
Email: sah@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: Michelle Green, Academic Advisement, 256-782-8303 and Vicky Trammell, Teacher Certification Center, 256-782-5292
Email: amgreen@jsu.edu and vtrammel@jsu.edu

Nihongo Go! The Japanese Language and Culture Club
To celebrate Japan's cultural traditions and teach JSU students the Japanese language.
Advisor: Helen Kaibara, History and Foreign Languages, 256-782-8044 and Michael Boynton, Drama Department, 256-782-8428
Email: hkaibara@jsu.edu and mboynton@jsu.edu

Nursing Ambassadors
JSU Nursing Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the Department of Nursing at University functions, departmental functions, serve as members of the Student Involvement Committee, and assist in recruiting activities.
Advisor: Betsy Gulledge, Department of Nursing, 256-782-8129
Email: gulledge@jsu.edu

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
To invest in the community and in the student population while promoting Christianity.
Advisor: Karen Scroggin, College of Nursing, 256-782-8163
Email: kscroggin@jsu.edu

Open Horizons JSU
Open Horizons JSU is an organization that will promote enjoyable activities without the use of alcohol and drugs and provide open forum discussions/education regarding these issues. Open Horizons will provide services to the community and Jacksonville State University to promote a substance free environment and safe recreational activities for students.
Advisor: Charlotte Reaves, Counseling and Testing, 256-782-8166
Email: careaves@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

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-vet Club  
The JSU Pre-vet Club is an organization that will provide pre-vet students with various opportunities to learn more about the field of veterinary medicine, while also benefitting the community around us.
Advisor: Jimmy Triplett, Biology Department, 256-782-5215
Email: jtriplett@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: Audrey Simmons 256-782-6874 and Lisa Koontz, 256-782-8337 Residence Life
Email: amsimmoms@jsu.edu and lkoontz@jsu.edu

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people using their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology Department, 256-782-5350
Email: tdeshotels@jsu.edu

Robotics Club
To foster student interests in engineering and robotics fields by designing and creating various projects to be used in different applications. To aid students in designing and troubleshooting various projects using the knowledge and expertise of fellow students and faculty. To compete in engineering and robotics competitions and challenges.
Advisor: Teje Sult, Applied Engineering, 256-782-8437
Email: tsult@jsu.edu.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: Major Cory Roberts, ROTC Department, 256-782-5601
Email: croberts8@jsu.edu

S.A.I.N.T.S (Support for At-risk Independent, and Non-Traditional Students)
To provide support and empowerment for at-risk, independent, and nontraditional students allowing them to focus on school and be more successful in life.
Advisor: Julie Nix, Counseling and Disability Support Services, 256-782-5815
Email: jnix@jsu.edu

School of Education Ambassadors   
To establish a leadership team among SOE candidates in order to elevate candidate voices in recruitment and retention activities and develop leadership capacity in different academic fields and/or professions.
Advisor: Janet Bavonese, Curriculum and Instruction, 256-782-5091
Email: jbavonese@jsu.edu

Scuba Club
To promote and share knowledge of scuba diving.
Advisor: George Cline, Biology Department, 256-782-5798 and James Rayburn, Biology Department, 256-782-5813
Email: gcline@jsu.edu and jrayburn@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 Omega
To assemble Christian women in Christ centered sorority to glorify God by reaching women across the world. A sisterhood that equips women to grow in their relationships with Christ through unity and service.
Advisor: Betsy Gulledge, School of Health Professions & Wellness, 256-782-8129
Email: gulledge@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: Linda Shelton, Counseling Department, 256-782-5475
Email: lshelton@jsu.edu

Society For Human Resource Management
To build and sustain partnerships with communities for HR professional.
Advisor: Hil Mayfield, Management/Marketing, 256-782-5272
Email: hmayfield@jsu.edu

Sociology Club
To promote professional, intellectual and personal growth, to encourage community consciousness by sponsoring activities of interest for students, to promote the ideas of service and scholarship through the discipline of Sociology.
Advisor: Tina Deshotels, Sociology Department, 256-782-5350
Email: tdeshotels@jsu.edu

S.O.S. (Sharing Our Success)
Helping students achieve goals as well as academic, social and professional aspirations.
Advisor: Earl Warren, University 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

Student Athletic Advisory Committee 
The mission of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee at JSU is to provide a link of communication between JSU student athletes and athletic department administration and to provide a support system for student athlete life.
Advisor: Hunter Waldron, Compliance, 256-782-5536
Email: hwaldron@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, Dean of Students Office, 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: Tashua Dennis, Veteran Services, 256-782-8840
Email: tbdennis@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: Benjamin Gross, Political Science, 256-782-5651
Email: bgross@jsu.edu

Umbrella Alliance
Support, snacks, and speakers for trans and gender on-conforming students
Advisor:Emrys Donaldson, English Department, 256-782-5411
Email: edonladson@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 Eta, Inc.
To provide students a place to collaborate, help other student organizations grow through public relations and journalistic approaches and networking with others in the communications field.
Advisor: Patrick McGrail, Communications, 256-782-8512
Email: jmcgrail@jsu.edu