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
Georgia couple’s gifts create scholarships at MSU
Generous support from Mississippi State alumni couple Fred and MariAnna Brown of Roswell, Georgia honors their commitment to higher education at the…
August 19, 2019
Historic high for MSU fundraising: $113 million for FY 2019
Mississippi State leaders announced today [July 16] the single largest giving year in university history, marking the sixth consecutive year of…
July 16, 2019