Who can get involved?
All students are encouraged to participate in Varsity! This is an opportunity for you to get plugged into the community, serve your peers, and gain leadership experience. Students do not need to meet any requirements to sign up for postings … all we ask is that you bring an openness to meeting new people, embracing inclusivity, and creating positive changes at our university. We are all Golden Eagles, we are all SGA, and everyone is on the Varsity Team.
Potential Varsity Events/Initiatives:
*Dates and descriptions will be updated regularly.
Homecoming week will take place on October 15-20. The week leading up to Homecoming is packed with student traditions and new activities, including: Bring it On Eagle Style, a day of service, a talent show, the Fountain Sit, a pep rally, and more. Game Day begins with the annual Homecoming Parade and culminates with the Eagle Football Team in action at the Rock.
* The Miss USM Pageant
The Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant is an annual scholarship pageant that allows for contestants to showcase their talents, academics, and love for Southern Miss. Pageant contestants compete in interview, swimsuit, evening-wear, and onstage question portions. The winner of the Miss US Pageant will be named “Miss University of Southern Mississippi” and will advance to compete at the Miss Mississippi Pageant held in Vicksburg, MS each July.
Click the button below to volunteer with Varsity for the Miss USM Pageant.
* Lighting the Way for the Holiday Season
* The Big Event
It’s On Us
It's On Us was created by the White House and adopted by The University of Southern Mississippi in 2014. The initiative's goal is to raise awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence. As members of the Southern Miss community and Golden Eagle family, we all vow to respect others by honoring their rights, privacy, and belongings, and we agree to value human dignity in our academic, social, and employment settings. As a community, Southern Miss can stop sexual assault and domestic violence. It’s on USM.
Click the button below to volunteer with Varsity for It’s On Us
* Mental Health Awareness Week
Varsity is an opportunity for all Southern Miss students to get involved in SGA. This new platform allows members in the community to volunteer, serve, and lead in SGA events and initiatives (see opportunities below). Because you sign up for individual postings, Varsity requires a low time commitment. Try it out – you might make new friends and discover a passion for serving the community in a unique way!
How do you get involved?
You can check out the website regularly to view Varsity postings and sign up for the events or initiatives that interest you. Fun fact: you can sign up for as many or few Varsity postings as you want – there will be plenty to choose from! A calendar with events and initiatives will be published later this summer. After you sign up for a Varsity posting, we will contact you with training dates and details.