Biology Graduate Student Society (BGSS)

The purpose of the Biology Graduate Student Society is to serve as the representative organization and voice of the graduate student body of the Department of Biology. The society also serves to provide opportunities for professional development and foster social interactions necessary for the development of graduate students in the Department of Biology.

The BGSS hosts a seminar speaker every year during the Fall semester and hosts various graduate student functions throughout the year.



Congratulations to the newly elected BGSS officers of 2017-2018!

President: Michael Clear
Vice-President: Eric Weingarten
Treasurer: Sarah Russell
Secretary: Brooke Sykes
Social Chairs: Jessica Heppard, Lauryn Sperling


First Tailgate of the 2017 season!

(From left to right: Renan Bosque with little Nico Bosque , Taylor Root, and Jessica Heppard.)


Want to look stylish and help the BGSS? Buy an Ole Miss Biology Shirt!

Shirts can be purchased Monday-Friday 8am-5pm in room 214 Shoemaker Hall (main office) or at home football games. Look for our table just outside of Shoemaker Hall by the Biology tent! We have various colors and sizes. Short-sleeve shirts are $15 and long-sleeve are $20.

(Graduate student, Jessica Heppard, holding one of BGSS’s Biology shirts.)

Important Forms

BGSS Reimbursement:

Please fill out the following form and send it to a BGSS officer.

BGSS Reimbursement Form

BGSS Constitution:

BGSS Constitution