|University of South Alabama|
|Location:||Mobile, Alabama, USA|
|Colors:||Red, White, and Blue|
|Mascot:||South Paw and Miss Pawla|
|Affiliations:||Sun Belt Conference|
|Logo is a trademark of the University of South Alabama|
The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public, doctoral-level university in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I since 1976. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It was created by the Alabama Legislature in 1963, and replaced existing extension programs operated in Mobile by the University of Alabama. The Alabama Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of Alabama. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. At the time that this university was founded, a new concept was implemented in Alabama for the first time; that a public institution of higher education would be created that did not use race as a factor for enrollment. The only place in the state that was really open to this type of policy was the Mobile area. The rich cultural diversity of the Mobile area made it the obvious choice. No other areas of the state were willing to support such a school at that time. Plans for this university were being made as early as 1956. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The University is divided into nine colleges and schools, and includes Alabama's second state-supported medical school. Medical education A medical school or faculty of medicine is a Tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches Medicine The university has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students.  To date, the University has awarded over 62,325 degrees. 
The University has an annual payroll of $245 million (US), with over 5,800 employees. It has remained one of Alabama's fastest growing universities for the past several years. 
The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in nine colleges and schools. Most prominent fields offer master's level degrees in addition to undergraduate degrees. Doctoral level degrees are offered in several areas of Medicine, Marine Science, and Psychology. Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Oceanography (from the greek words Ωκεανός meaning Ocean and γράφω meaning to write also called oceanology or Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Significant research is done by faculty members in these fields.
The University of South Alabama has nine colleges:
The University is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by and including the governor of Alabama. Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. The Board appoints a president of the University. Since the founding of the University, there have been two presidents: Frederick Palmer Whiddon (served 1963-1998) and V. Frederick Palmer Whiddon (March 2 1930 - May 1 2002 was the founder and long-time president of the University of South Alabama, the first four-year state-supported university Gordon Moulton (since 1998).
The USA Outlaws, founded by Daniel Souers and Jack Wu, is a student organization to support Jaguar athletics. The South Alabama Jaguars represent the University of South Alabama in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics The Outlaws are known for "painting up" their chests with letters to spell out catchy sayings that are also used as chants during basketball games: "South In Your Mouth", "Bleed It Red", and "Jaguars". They also refer to the Mitchell Center, where Jaguar basketball games are held, as "The Jungle", and they have been featured on ESPN2, local newspapers, and local news reports. Mitchell Center is a 10041-seat multi-purpose Arena on the campus of the University of South Alabama in Mobile Alabama.
Oozeball is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Universities student ambassadors, the Southerners. The game is regulation volleyball played in six inches of mud. The event draws a large crowd every spring.
The universities Greek community hosts a number of annual events including: The Alpha Gamma Delta Spaghetti Dinner each fall and Kickball Tournament each spring to benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation which supports diabetes research and education,Alpha Omicron Pi softball tournament, the Chi Omega's songfest, the Pi Kappa Phi Miss USA pageant, Pi Kappa Alpha's Pikefest, Sigma Chi's Derby Days and Tau Kappa Epsilon's Trick or TEKE.
The University of South Alabama is also proud to boast the first collegiate rescue squad in the state of Alabama. The squad was accredited by the Alabama Association of Rescue Squads in November 2005 and attend intramural events and special events on campus. The squad hopes to eventually provide 24-hour on-call coverage for the main campus of the University of South Alabama once they increase their funding and membership.
National Panhellenic Council
Alumni of the University of South Alabama include:
USA Vanguard. Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ Founded in 1904 Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence leadership development high ideals Alpha Omicron Pi ( ΑΟΠ, AOII) is an international women's fraternity that was founded on January 2 1897 at Barnard College Chi Omega ( ΧΩ, also known as Chi O is a women's fraternity and the largest member of the National Panhellenic Conference. Kappa Delta ( ΚΔ) was the first Sorority founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville Virginia Phi Mu ( ΦΜ) is the second oldest female fraternal organization established in the United States. History Pi Kappa Alpha is an international brotherhood composed of 210 student chapters 9 colonies and 120 alumni associations History Nu Phi In 1904 the College of Charleston was a small municipal College. Traditional founding The Kappa Sigma Fraternity claims that its origins can be traced back to Bologna, Italy in 1400. History Kappa Alpha Order was originally founded as Phi Kappa Chi on December 21 1865, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington Virginia. Tau Kappa Epsilon ( ΤΚΕ or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or ˈtiːk as in Teak wood is a College fraternity founded on January 10th Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. Alpha Kappa Alpha ( ΆΚΆ) is the first Greek-lettered Sorority established and incorporated by African American college women Alpha Phi Alpha ( ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans Founded on December 4 1906 on the campus of Delta Sigma Theta ( ΔΣΘ) Sorority is a Non-profit Greek letter organization of college educated women who perform public service placing emphasis on the Kappa Alpha Psi ( KAΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ is an international fraternity and was the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ is a predominately African-American fraternity which was founded at Howard University in Washington D Sigma Gamma Rho ( ΣΓΡ) was founded on the campus of Butler University on November 12, 1922, by seven school teachers in Indianapolis, Zeta Phi Beta ( ΖΦß) is an international historically black Greek-lettered sorority and a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Herbert Leon "Sonny" Callahan (b September 11, 1932) is a Politician from Alabama. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967 in Tampa Florida) nicknamed " Gonzo ", is a Major League Baseball Outfielder Jonathan Ray Lieber (born April 2, 1970 in) is a Pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Marlon Ordell Anderson (born January 16, 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a Major League Baseball Utility player for Juan D'Vaughn Pierre (born August 14 1977 in Mobile Alabama) is an Outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers Edward Raymond Stanky ( September 3, 1916 - June 16, 1999) nicknamed "The Brat" was an American Second baseman Professional wins (5 PGA Tour wins (2 2004 Chrysler Classic of Tucson 2005 Southern Farm Bureau Classic