Student Organizations

Message from the Dean of Students

Welcome to Fort Valley State University!

We are truly excited to have you join our Wildcat family to pursue your educational endeavors on the collegiate level. The University continues to work hard to maintain a standard of excellence that encourages leadership development, scholarship and service to both the campus and local communities.

The Office of Campus Life which serves under the Division of Student Success strives to provide a student centered educational environment that encourages all students to think critically and creatively. We also nurture students as they develop values and ethics, promote respect for human diversity while empowering them to make responsible choices as part of their healthy emotional, physical and spiritual lifestyle. As part of your collegiate experience at FVSU, you will have an opportunity to explore a variety of extracurricular activities which include student organizations, departmental associations and leadership development. Staff members in the Office of Campus Life are available to assist you with your interests by way of phone (478/825-6292) or feel free to send an e-mail directly to me:

Again, I look forward to having you and other classmates who are among the best and brightest, accomplish your collegiate goals at Fort Valley State University, become proud graduates and productive citizens in society. Keep up the good work!!

Wallace W. Keese
Dean of Students

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Office Staff

Wallace Keese
Dean of Students

Brian Byrd
Director, Campus Life

Octavious Edwards
Student Programs Coordinator


Intramural and Recreation

Student Government Association


Mailing Address

The Office of Campus Life
Suite 210 Student Amenities Center
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030

Phone: 478-825-6290
Fax: 478-825-6356

Student Complaints and Conduct

Student Complaint Procedures

The Office of Student Success and Enrollment Management is committed to equal treatment to all members of the University community in regards to their personal and professional concerns. The primary objective of the student complaint procedure is to ensure that concerns are promptly dealt with and resolutions reached in a fair and just manner.


A complaint is defined as dissatisfaction or disagreement with any decision or action that effects Fort Valley State University students. Complaints covered by policies already in place (e.g. student employment, grade appeals, sexual harassment, discrimination, student conduct, etc.) are excluded from these guidelines.

Process Narrative

Fort Valley State University recognizes that an ethical, efficient learning environment and workplace is essential to successfully accomplish our mission.

FVSU places a high priority on making sure that our university community has the opportunity and a mechanism in place to share concerns if anyone feels that our standard code of conduct is violated.

Fort Valley State University utilizes the following steps for student complaints:

1. The Complaint must be in writing and signed.

2. Submitted to the Dean of Students.

3. Dean of Students acknowledges the complaint/grievance and provides student with a receipt within

5 working days.

4. Dean reviews complaints and distributes to the appropriate division head based upon the subject matter:

  • Student Affairs/Success & Enrollment Management: Financial Aid, Health issues, Admissions, Housing, Student Conduct, International Status
  • Academic Affairs: Academic Advising, Grades, Grade Appeals, Graduation, Transcripts
  • Business & Finance: Tuition Payments & Refunds, Mandatory Fees, Identification cards, Meal Plans, Facilities, and Physical Plant
  • External Affairs: Research items, Foundation Scholarships, PreAlumni,  Career/Internships/CoOpsOpportunities, PreAlumni, Alumni
  • President’s Office: Legal, Compliance, Personnel issues, Safety Issues & Concerns, Title IX, EEO, Athletics

5. Division heads and Deans of Students notifies student of resolution of complaint in writing within thirty (30) days

If no resolution in thirty (30) days, written notification will be given to complainant by the Division Heads notifying of the need for additional time to investigate/resolve the issue.


After completing the guidelines described above, if a student feels his/her situation has not been resolved at the institutional level, the student may appeal outside of the institution to the University System of Georgia Main Office.


Fort Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s and educational specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404/ 679-4500 for questions about accreditation of Fort Valley State University.

Contact Information

Office of Student Success and Enrollment Management
Troup Building
Fort Valley State University
Phone: 478/825-6291

(Updated September 1, 2016)

Department and Professional Organizations

Agricultural Economics Club

Advisor: Mohammed Ibrahim,

Agricultural Engineering Technology Club

Membership: agricultural engineering majors with a GPA of at least 2.0
Advisor: Archie Williams,

Agri-Demic Forum

Membership: all agriculture majors
Meets: four times a semester
Mission: to develop leadership skills
Advisers: Archie Williams
Current president:

Alpha Lambda Delta

Advisor: Joyce Brown,

Alpha Phi Alpha

Advisor: Octavious Edwards,

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated

Advisor: Sharon Lewis,
President:Ebony White

Alpha Kappa Mu


American Chemical Society

Advisor: Robin Bright,

Animal Science Club


Association of Computing Machinery

Current President:

Baptist Student Union

Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Rashidi

Black Men with Initiative

Current President:

Broadcasters Club


Campus Activities Board (C.A.B.)

Advisor: Octavious Edwards,
Current President:

Chi Sigma Iota Academic & Professional Honor Society International Zeta Upsilon sigma Chapter


Christian Fellowship Society

Advisor: Dr. Amaris Baraka,

Creative Writing


Criminal Justice Club

Advisor: Julius Trimble,

Delta Sigma Theta

Advisor: Michelle Bailey,
President: Shannalee Sharpe

Designers Guild of FVSU

Advisor: Ricky Calloway,
Current President: Jasmine Wright

Electronic Engineering Technology Club (EET)

Current President:

English Club

Current President:

Equestrian Club

Advisor: Ann Gillespe,
Current President:

Family & Consumer Sciences Club

Advisor: Angela Douge,
Current President: Jimeca Lawrence,

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Advisor: Dr. Curtis Borne,
Current President: Christina Sanders,

Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority Inc.

President: Arianna Hinkle
Advisor: Desmond Williams

Georgia Association of Educators Student Program(GAESP)

Advisor: Dr. Alfrieda Manson,
Current President:

Habitat for Humanity

Advisor:Rose Petties,
Current President

JC Hill Forensic Society

Advisor: Dr. Andrew Lee,
Current President:

Joseph Adkins Players

Advisor:Dr. Maisha Akbar,
Current President: Josean Pittman

Kappa Delta Epsilon

Advisor: Davine Watson,
Current President:

Marketing Club

Current President:

Math Club

Advisor: Dr. Chitsonga,
Current President:

Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources & Related Sciences (MANRRS)

Current President:

Minority Association of Premedical Students

Advisor: Dr. Devin Horton,
Current President:

International Student Organization(ISO)

Current President

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Advisor: Willie Foster,
Current President: Quintessa Solomon

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Advisor: Dr. Regina Ivory Butts
Current President: Marquetta Gilbert

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Advisor:Dr. Haixin Wangh,
Current President: Corey L. Goss

Non-traditional Student Association

Current President

Psychology Club

Advisor: Roderick Chatmon,
Current President: Daria Turner

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Current President:

Society for the Advancement of Management

Advisor: Dr. David Salone,
Current President: Nicholas Finley, III

Science Club

Advisor: Dr. Melinda Davis,
Current President:

Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society

Current President:

Student Ambassadors

Advisor: Wallace Keese,
Current President:

Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society in History

Current President:


Advisor: Pamela Berry-Johnson,
Current President:

Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Meigan Fields,
Current President: Jasmine White

Political Science Student Association

Advisor:Dr. Meigan Fields,
Current President: Talika Williams

Phi Beta Lambda, Pi Upsilon Chapter

Pre-Alumni Council

The Office of Career and Alumni
Current President: Jessica Goodwin

Student Government Association

Advisor: Brian Byrd,
Current President: Lawrence Malloy,

Students in Free Enterise (SIFE)

Current President:

Students Veterans Organization

Current President:

Social Work Club

Current President:


Advisor: Dr. Dawn Heard-Clark,
Current President:

Valley Girls

Advisor: Dr. Meigan Fields,
Current President: Denisha Harper,

Veterinary Science Club

Advisor: Dr. George McCommon,
Fall 2013 Officers:
President: Lycia Thomas
Vice President: Tirrell Nichols
Secretary: Kaitlyn Main
Treasurer: Arianna Hinkle

Women’s Learning Community

Advisor:Dr. Meigan Fields,
Current President:

Yearbook (FLAME)

Current President:

Beta Kappa Chi

Membership: students majoring in science with an overall GPA of 3.0
Meets: once a month in the Bywaters Building
Mission: a scientific honor society that has a legacy “to encourage scientific education through original investigation, dissemintation of scientific knowledge and the stiumulation of high scholarhip in pure and applied science.”
Adviser: Dr. Frederick McLaughlin, (478) 825-6240,
Current president:

Criminal Justice Club

Mission: to promote awareness in the crinimal justice field
Membership: anyone with an interest in criminal justice
Meets: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday or once a month in Room 020, Bond Building
Adviser: Julian Trimble,, (478) 825-6984
Current president: Ariel Jester

Freshman Class

President is elected during spring semester.
Mission: to represent the thoughts and opinions of freshman students.
Adviser: Brian Byrd, (478) 825-6290/6292,

Joseph Adkins Players

Mission: to promote theatre arts in the FVSU community
Meets: Founders Hall Auditorium
Adviser: Dr. Maisha Akbar, (478) 825-6387,
Current president: Josean Pittman

Junior Class

President is elected during spring semester.
Mission: to represent the thoughts and opinions of junior students.
Adviser: Brian Byrd, (478) 825-6290/6292,

Psychology Club

Membership: Psychology majors. Other majors are also welcome.
Meets: Every second and fourth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in room 16 of the Bond Building.
Mission: To educate students about the current issues in psychology and allow them an opportunity to meet with psychology professors and recruiters from graduate schools, as well as other professionals in the field. We also strive to serve the community through volunteer work and other forms of community service.
Advisors: Roderick Chatmon,, and Dr. Jerry Haywood,
Current President: Daria Turner

Science Club

Mission: To enhance student opportunities of advancement on various levels with each respsective science major.
Membership: any student majoring in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines
Meets: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. once or twice a month in Room 124, Miller Science Building
Advisers: Dr. Melinda Davis,,
Contact phone: (478) 825-6240
Current president: Chelsea Walton

Social Work Club

Membership: Social work majors
Meets: twice a month, in Bond Building Room 016
Adviser: Ron Hughley, (478) 825-6232,
Current president: Aaron Jones, Tenaja English

Sophomore Class

President is elected during spring semester.
Mission: to represent the thoughts and opinions of sophomore students.
Adviser: Brian Byrd, (478) 825-6290/6292,

Student Government Association (SGA)

Meets: first and third Tuesdays, second floor, Student Amenities Center
Adviser: Brian Byrd, (478) 825-6290,
Membership: open to current students with at least a 2.0 GPA
Motto: Students Working for Students

Faith Based Organizations

Collegiate Life Ministries (Formerly the Baptist Student Union)

Membership: open to any FVSU student
Meets: Choir practices at 7 p.m. Monday, second floor of the Lyons Student Center; Bible study at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 8pmWednesdays, second floor of the Student Center
Advisor: Lisa Rashidi, 478-825-6243
Current president: Phillip Jenkins

FVSU Christian Fellowship Society

Membership: any FVSU student
Advisor: Dr. Miller
President: Jasmine Haynes

The National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council of FVSU

Advisor: Mr. Ashley Ballard


Jachin Myers, President

Pan Reps

Kappa Alpha Psi
Clarence “C.J. Hicks”

Omega Psi Phi
Jobias Glenn

Iota Phi Theta
Joshua Higgs, Degeorge Reeves

Delta Sigma Theta
Lauren Mitchell, Gabriel Halford

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Candice Harvey, Carla Hill

Sigma Gamma Rho
Paula Marshal

Zeta Phi Beta

Greek Life (Fraternities and Sororities)

Membership Qualifications

Requirements for all organizations listed below include full-time enrollment, at least 24 hours completed, and a minimum 2.7 GPA
Please contact the Office of Campus Life for more information.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Beta Chapter

Advisor: Sharon Lewis
President:Ebony White

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Gamma Zeta Chapter

Campus Adviser: Octavious Edwards, (478) 825-6290,

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Zeta Pi Chapter

Advisor: Irma Penn-Graduate Advisor, Jackie Jolly-Campus,

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Gamma Zeta Chapter

Advisor(s): Mr. Demetrius Smith, Graduate Advisor, and Mr. Terrence Wolfork, Campus Advisor,

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Delta Theta Chapter

Advisor: Brian Byrd, (478) 825-6292,

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Delta Beta Chapter

Advisor: Francis Caldwell and Felecia Sharpe-Campus (478)825-6454,

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Eta Chapter

Advisor: Michelle Bailey Michelle Bailey,
President: Shannalee Sharpe

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Upsilon Sigma Chapter

Campus Advisor: Willie Foster, (478) 825-1068,

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Pi Chapter

Campus Advisor: TBD, (478) TBD,

Special Interest Organizations

Creative Writing Club

Mission: to foster the development of creative writers and provide a venue for writers to present their work
Membership: any FVSU student
Meets: biweekly at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Center TV Room
Adviser: Dr. Anna Holloway,, (478) 825-6791
Current president: Ileia Smith

International Student Organization

Mission: to promote unity through diversity, understanding and appreciation of the cultural differences among the FVSU population
Membership: any FVSU student
Meets: 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month in room 208, Student Center
Current president:

Royal Elite Modeling Troupe

Mission: To gather a diverse group of students to unite and present fashion at its best. The desire is to create a classic style of sophistication within the members to promote self-esteem as well as self assistance. The R.E.M.T. reemphasizes the importance of striving for excellence not only in academics, but in their appearance as well.
Membership: Open to all male and female students.
Advisor: Rufus Green,


Mission: to promote and enhance physical and social wellness while being a part of an elite dance team while maintaining academic excellence. P.H.A.S.E.S performs during the Basketball Season portion of the academic school year.
Membership: Open to female students with at least a 2.0 G.P.A. Must be able to perform Hip Hop Dancing, have a positive attitude, and high school spirit.


Mission: Striving To Reinstitute Education Amongst Minds
Membership: Any FVSU Student. S.T.R.E.A.M members visit high schools and middle schools, youth organizations, and Boys and Girls club to discuss different issues with the students. It is also used to increase their knowledge of preparation for college. The targeted areas of these topics would be academics, culture, social, and health and safety.

TRUTH Poetry Club

Mission Statement: TRUTH’s mission is to effectively enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences by way of poetry.
Membership: Any student who possesses adornment for poetry.
Meets: A time created that is most convenient for every member.

FVSU Ambassadors

Mission: To be the frontline student customer service and college information guides to the incoming freshman of the university.
Membership: any upperclassmen student interested with at least a 2.0 G.P.A
Meet: a week before Fall Orientation of a new academic school term.
Advisors: Wallace Keese 478-825-6292

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