Student Organizations

Health and Physical Education Majors' Club

Advisor: Dr. Susan Hagood,
Department(s): KPE 
Description: To provide opportunities for HPE majors to engage in community service, professional development, and social interaction. Previous projects include, hosting two separate 5K running events annually (one in Valdosta and the other at Jekyll Island). The HPE Majors club has also completed service projects at local schools, and has both attended and presented at the Share the Wealth Conference.

Psychology Club

Advisor: Dr. Browne,
Department(s): P&C 
Description: A student organization for sharing knowledge about psychology issues, career options and opportunities, and socialization. All Psychology majors and minors are automatically members of the Psychology Club.

Student Council for Exceptional Children

Contact Person: Sue Worth, Assistant Professor, Special Education & Communication Disorders (229) 219-1318 Julie. Reffel, Assistant Professor, Special Educaiton & Communication Disorders (229) 219-1320
Description: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Student Council of the International Reading Association

Contact Person: Sheryl Dasinger - 249-4925 Julie Reffel - 219-1320
Department(s): ECRE 
Description: The organization encourages the study of reading problems and disseminates knowledge helpful for solving problems related to reading. The organization empowers members to become effective leaders in the field of reading.

Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Contact Person: COE Dean's Office
Description: SPAGE is the Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators, it is an organization under the direction and guidance of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. The basic purpose of the Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) is to assist students in examining their career opportunities in their specific field of education, participating in exploratory activities in this field and in studying and becoming involved in educational issues.

VSU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

Contacts: Dr. Ruth Hannibal- 229.219.1310 (, Bob Johnston- 229.219.1328 (
Department(s): Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Description: Founded in 1972, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national organization for master's candidates and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). NSSLHA membership has over 18,000 members and more than 285 chapters in colleges and universities. Our local chapter was recognized as an official student organization at VSU in 1998.