Student Organizations

American Sign Language/English Interpreting (ASL) Club

Description: The ASL Club at Valdosta State University promotes awareness of American Sign Language and Deaf culture within the VSU and greater Valdosta community. Membership is open to any enrolled student with an interest in sign language. The ASL Club at VSU partners with the South Georgia Deaf Community on a variety of service and social activities throughout the academic year. 

Contact Person: Kelly Spell, kmspell@valdosta.edu, (229) 469-5798

Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2616126700

College Middle Level Educators (CMLE)

Description: The purpose of CMLE is to provide service opportunities for students interested in working with adolescents in middle schools and an opportunity to socialize with others interested in middle grades education to promote collegial learning and networking.

Contact Person: Dr. Deborah Paine, dgpaine@valdosta.edu, (229) 333-5611 or Dr. Regina Suriel, rlsuriel@valdosta.edu, (229) 333-5611

Social Media: Facebook: College Middle Level Educators - VSU CMLE

Twitter: @VSUCMLE

Health and Physical Education Majors' Club

Description: The purpose of the Health and Physical Education Majors’ Club is to motivate and assist each major to reach his or her potential, learn new innovative teaching strategies and curriculum content options, and as a professional organization, positively impact the community to incorporate healthy living and physical activity into their daily lives.

Contact Person: Dr. Han Chen, hanchen@valdosta.edu, (229) 249-4921

Department(s): Kinesiology and Physical Education

Psychology Club

Advisor: Dr. Browne, blbrowne@valdosta.edu
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

Description: The purpose of the VSU Student Council for Exceptional Children organization is to provide opportunities for students interested in exceptional persons to improve educational professional standards and increase awareness of exceptional children and youth.

Contact Person: Dr. Shaunita Strozier, sstrozier@valdosta.edu 

Student Organization of Library and Information Science (SOLIS)

Description: SOLIS is the student organization for the Master of Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University.  Its officers and advisory board act as the voice for students and strive to support activities that help students connect to each other. All MLIS students are members of SOLIS.

Contact Person: SOLIS President Stacey L. Wright, slwright@valdosta.edu

Department(s): Master of Library and Information Science students

Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators

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.

Valdosta State Reading Council 

State Affiliate: Georgia Reading Council

Description: The Georgia Reading Association is a membership organization whose mission is promoting literacy in Georgia.

Goals of organization:

    1. Empower members of the Georgia Reading Association and local councils to become effective leaders in the field of literacy.
    2. Provide quality reading education services to all Georgia educators.
    3. Recognize exemplary individuals and local and state literacy efforts.
    4. Achieve maximum involvement of members at the local, state, and international levels to provide members maximum benefits.
    5. Promote goals and objectives of the International Reading Association and the Georgia Reading Association.
    6. Assist in implementing the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

Contact Person: Sheryl Dasinger, sbdasing@valdosta.edu

VSU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

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.

Contact Person(s): Dr. Ruth Hannibal, (229) 219-1310, rrhannib@valdosta.edu or Bob Johnston, (229) 219-1328, rjohnsto@valdosta.edu

Department(s): Communication Sciences and Disorders