Fostering Lifelong Support
On June 17, 1885, members of the first three graduating classes of Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College met in the Philotechnic Literary Society Hall at the College to discuss ways and means of "perpetuating the memories of college life that would bind the classes of different years and at the same time strengthen the good influence the College might exert through her graduates." After several informal discussions, a motion was made to establish an Alumni Association. Without a dissenting vote this motion was carried and by acclamation a committee was appointed to "retire and frame a report on offices and officers." Another motion was made to establish a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws, which were adopted a year later.
Since its beginning, the university and the MSU Alumni Association have seen many changes. However, what remains the same is the spirit and loyalty of our graduates and friends. Now known as Mississippi State University, there are over 143,000 living alumni who share the same love and devotion as the inaugural group of graduates who established our Association. With 95 chapters around our state, nation and world, our MSU alumni stand strong and are truly "forever maroon and white."
What's happening with our alumni
Former MSU College of Business Dean Harvey Lewis dies at 80
Dr. Harvey S. Lewis of St. Petersburg, Florida, a former Mississippi State leader who at one point served as interim university president, has died…
August 05, 2019
MSU Alumni chapters welcome new students at summer send-off parties
Nearly 60 chapters of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association are hosting summer send-off parties for new MSU students July 18-Aug. 8.
July 12, 2019