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The Arts

Southern Arkansas University provides its students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the arts. Each semester members of the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Dixieland Band, Heritage Singers, Chamber Singers, and other musical groups perform for students and community members. The Department of Theatre and Mass Communication presents four play productions each school year. The University also sponsors guest lecturers and performers throughout the year.


Southern Arkansas University competes in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Menís teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and track and field. Womenís teams include basketball, cross country, softball, track and field, tennis, and volleyball. Menís and womenís rodeo teams also participate in intercollegiate competition. The University also offers intramural activities and competitions for those who enjoy team sports as well as those who would rather compete on an individual basis. The program works hand-in-hand with the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation and serves as an arena for its majors to develop their interests and skills.

Student Activities

Southern Arkansas University offers its students many opportunities to participate in more than 100 different student organizations. Numerous organizations are available under eight major headings: departmental and professional organizations, recognition and honor societies, religious organizations, special interest groups, student government, hall councils, and social fraternities and sororities. In addition, the University provides entertainment events throughout the year, including dances, professional entertainers, lectures, plays, movies, concerts, workshops, football games and other athletic events, and intramural sports. The Office of Student Activities also sponsors such annual favorite events as Spring Fling, the Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off, and a number of activities at the beginning of each semester.


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