Miss USM

Miss USM is an annual scholarship competition that allows candidates to demonstrate their talents as well as their love for Southern Miss. Candidates compete in interview with judges, evening wear, and onstage question. The winner of the Miss USM competition moves on to compete at the Miss Mississippi competition held in Vicksburg every June.

The Miss USM competition will be held on October 26, 2019. For more information, contact Allyson Bullock.(allyson.bullock@usm.edu). 

October is domestic violence month, and this year, SGA is encouraging candidates to donate to the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter of MS in Hattiesburg. They are a private, nonprofit, United Way agency that serves victims of domestic abuse and their children. Below is a list of items SGA encourages candidates to bring for entry into the contest.


  • Chopping boards

  • Coffee pots (4-10 cups)

  • Coffee scoops

  • Colanders

  • Cookware

  • Dishes for 4-6 people

  • Measuring cups & spoons

  • silverware

  • Storage bowls

  • Small appliances

  • Cups/glasses

Paper Goods

  • Bathroom tissue

  • kleenx

  • napkins

  • paper towels

Household Supplies

  • Trash Bags/Cans 13 gallons

  • Air Freshener

  • Bleach

  • Disinfectant Spray

  • Fabric Softeners

  • Pine-sol

  • Bleach Cleaners

  • Spray Cleaners

  • Clorox Wipes

  • Batteries-AA/AAA

  • Light Bulbs

  • Clothes hamper/basket

Food Items

  • Canned food

  • dry food items

  • Rice

  • Kool-aid splashers/juice boxes

  • Bottled water


  • Deodorant

  • Lotions

  • Personal wipes

  • Sanitary Napkins & Tampons

  • Shampoos & Conditioners

  • Shaving Cream & Razors

  • Bar or liquid soap

  • Towels Sets

  • Antibacterial Hand soap

Children items

  • Briefs or boxers different sizes for boys

  • different size panties for girls

  • Socks for boys and girls

  • Stuffed animals

  • School supplies

  • Shoes for boys and girls