John C. Stennis Institute for Government

Stennis-Montgomery Association

Named after the great MSU alumni, Senator John C. Stennis and Congressman G.V. Sonny Montgomery, the Stennis-Montgomery Association (SMA) allows students of all backgrounds and academic disciplines to become active on the political scene. Each year the most dedicated members of the organization visit Washington D.C. , to meet and network with MSU alumni and other prominent political figures.

The Stennis-Montgomery Assiciation is a non-partisan student organization which is heavily involved on the Mississippi State Campus. The purpose of the organization is to provide opportunities for students to learn more about the role of politics in Mississippi . Ultimately, the Stennis-Montgomery Association will allow Mississippi State University’s influence in the arena of political decision-making to become as prominent as the other great successes of the “People’s University.”

The Stennis-Montgomery Association is constantly engaged in events and activities throughout the year including but not limited to:

  • Voter Registration Drives
  • Congressional and other statewide Political Debates (Such as the Gubernatorial Debate that was held on campus in Fall 2007)
  • Opportunities to meet political candidates
  • Morris W.H. “Bill” Collins Lecture Series with Mitchell Memorial Library
  • Dean Frances Coleman Congressional Research Paper
  • Political Internship Workshop
  • MSU Homecoming Game Tailgate
  • Community Service Projects


2013 SMA Officers with Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper