The Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, commonly known as Mississippi State University (MSU)
Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States, partially in the town of Starkville and partially in an unincorporated area. Mississippi State, Mississippi, is the official designation for the area that encompasses the university.
It is classified as a “comprehensive doctoral research university with very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. The university has campuses in Starkville (main), Meridian, Biloxi, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
MSU has over 300 student organizations. Prominent organizations include the Student Association, Famous Maroon Band, MSU Road Runners, Alumni Delegates, Maroon VIP, Lambda Sigma, Orientation Leaders, 18 fraternities and 11 sororities, the Residence Hall Association, the Black Student Alliance, the Mississippi State University College Democrats and Republicans, Music Maker Productions, the Baptist Student Union, the Engineering Student Council,Arnold Air Society, the Stennis-Montgomery Association and ChallengeX. There are many international student organizations active on campus including the Nepalese Student Association and ISA. They organize various programs to educate students about their culture and traditions. The national literary magazine Jabberwock Review is also based at MSU.