The Student Association of Mississippi State University was established in 1916 in order to serve as the student government of Mississippi State University. The Student Association proactively seeks out student interests, ideas, and concerns in order to effectively communicate these to university administration in order to better student life at Mississippi State and to promote a greater spirit of progress and loyalty for our alma mater.
The Student Association of Mississippi State University has produced several leaders in our state and country during its existence. Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery, a former Student Association president, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1997 and was the author of the G.I. Bill of Rights. A former Student Association Director of Governmental Relations, Ms. Amy Tuck, was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi in 1999 and served the State of Mississippi until 2002. Tuck was the second woman to be elected to statewide office in Mississippi and the first to have been reelected.
The Student Association is responsible for Bulldog Bash™, Mississippi's largest free outdoor concert, attracting over 35,000 people each year. The Student Association created and sponsors the Downtown Dawg, a student transportation system that provides students with a free source of transportation on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings throughout the city of Starkville. We plan and implement large-scale programs such as True Maroon™, Homecoming and The Drill. We also promote greater involvement in local, state and federal government, host several community service projects, promote the history of our university and past traditions, and ensure that students' voices are heard on our campus.
Letter from the SA President
My name is Michael Hogan and I am proudly serving you as the Student Association President for the 2013-2014 academic year. I am a senior from Memphis, TN studying Business Management. I hope that you all had a relaxing summer vacation and are ready for another MSU fall semester. I invite you to contact me if there are any questions or concerns you have involving campus life here at State!
This academic year is looking to be one of our most exciting to date. With programs such as Cowbell Yell, Bulldog Bash, and Homecoming looking to be better than ever, I hope you all are prepared for a year filled with Student Association events. Along with our programs, the SA is looking forward to assisting all students inside the classroom. We will be supporting the MSU Quality Enhancement Plan, Maroon and Write, to help better educate our peers on the importance of academic writing. We have also put in work to supply the student body with convenient student services including amenities such as cell phone charging stations. 2013-2014 looks like a promising year and I hope you all have the opportunity to give back to campus.
In the beginning of the fall semester, the Student Association is recruiting students to come help out on all of these student led projects. Applications for Senate, Class Council, Freshman Council and Forum, and Cabinet Committees are listed here on this very website. Take a look around and see what interests you! My doors will always remain open for students and I look forward to having the chance to serve students throughout my senior year. My office number is 325.7930. Please feel free to give me a call or stop by my office in the Colvard Student Union Suite 314. I wish you the best of luck with your fall semester!
Student Association President