Student Life

Discover Where You Belong

At Delta State, we believe that the student experience is not just about academics but also about fostering a sense of community and personal growth. Our university serves as a guiding force, both socially and culturally, not only for our students, but also for the surrounding community. To sum it up, the Delta State student experience is:

  • FAMILY—Connect with a welcoming campus community and forge lifelong friendships.
  • LEADERSHIP—Stand out by joining student organizations and develop essential leadership skills.
  • DIVERSITY—Engage in a variety of inclusive events and activities that celebrate our vibrant student body.
  • FUN—Join social events throughout the year and make the most of your college experience.

Student Organizations and Involvement Opportunities


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Student Organizations: Pursue Your Passions

Students volunteering in community garden for the Big Green Event.

With over 50+ student organizations spanning various categories, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment that embraces all walks of life. Getting involved in on-campus organizations at DSU offers numerous benefits for students, from personal growth to professional development. Explore the possibilities and find your niche in one of our many student organizations.

  • Political
  • Professional
  • Religious
  • Volunteering
Haley Rooks, Delta State University student and 2023-2024 Student Government Association President

“Getting involved in student organizations made my college experience great. The Student Government Association and Greek Life have allowed me to meet new people and develop leadership and professional skills. It has given me the opportunity to give back to Delta State, and, most importantly, given me a sense of community.”

Haley RooksClass of 2024
Jamaal Bryant, Delta State University student

“Being a part of a student organization gives me the opportunity to have a holistic experience in college through connections I can make with people from different walks of life. I've become a better leader and communicator through the activities and events my organization has hosted, and the lessons I've learned.”

Jamaal BryantClass of 2026
Greek Life students walking and engaging with each other on campus.

Greek Life for Great Memories

Joining a Greek organization is a rewarding experience that can shape a student’s college experience and beyond. Our 16 campus fraternities and sororities have been involved in many outstanding activities, such as community service projects, Homecoming festivities, charity benefits, and other campus events. The groups are governed by three Councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council (CPH).

Student Government Association logo

Student Government Association: Build Your Leadership Skills

At Delta State, we believe in empowering our students to actively shape their university experience. The SGA serves as the voice of the student body, working closely with university administration to address student issues, propose changes, and create a positive campus environment. Getting involved with the SGA is an excellent way for students to make a meaningful impact on campus. By becoming a member of the SGA, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students, university staff, and faculty members to initiate positive changes and improvements.

Students doing Goat Yoga on the Quad.

Health and Wellness: Be a Whole Person

We believe that whole body wellness, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional health, is vital for students to thrive academically and lead fulfilling lives. Through strategic partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs, we offer a wide array of programs and initiatives designed to address the diverse needs of our students. From “Goat Yoga on the Quad” with Collegiate Health and Wellness, to “De-Stress Fest” with Health Services— there is an event to help you achieve the best version of yourself.

Let’s Get Social, Okra-Style

Other Resources

Student Programming Board

Delta State’s Student Programming Board (SPB) is a student-led organization dedicated to bringing exciting programming and entertainment to campus. Best of all, all SPB events and activities are completely free for current DSU students, faculty, and staff members.


Delta State’s competitive Athletics program offers 13 intercollegiate sports teams and competes in NCAA Division II as a member of the Gulf South Conference.

Meal Plans

Delta State offers flexible meal plans to fit students’ schedules and lifestyles. In addition, students enjoy multiple dining locations on campus, including a full-service cafeteria, food court, coffee shop, and convenience store.

For Families

We believe that family involvement is integral to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for our students to thrive. We encourage families to actively engage with our university community and be partners in their student’s educational journey.

Employment Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to gain industry-specific experience, develop transferable skills, or simply earn an income while studying, our student employment opportunities provide students with the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.


OKRAtation is an introduction to the academic year where the office of student affairs hosts events to acclimate students to college life and the campus.

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