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Division of Student Affairs


"Student Affairs Cares"

Student Affairs takes great pride in welcoming you to Jackson State University.  Your experience here at Jackson State University will involve so much more than just classes.  The Division of Student Affairs is here to provide you with an abundance of support that will help you get started, get adjusted, get involved, get your degree, and, most importantly, get on the road to fulfilling your dreams.  We understand that you are a unique individual with distinctive needs.  As such, we will offer you personalized attention from caring professionals that are dedicated to helping you complete your academic, career, and personal goals.


The Department of Public Safety makes available to the campus community a copy of the Public Safety Newsletter that is published yearly. Valuable information is available regarding parking rules, fines for parking violations, annual crime statistics for the past three years for the campus and information in regards to the department. The newsletters are available at orientation, registration, and may be picked up from the department located on the corner of Lynch Street and Dalton across from the College of Liberal Arts.

All students, faculty, staff, full or part-time, who operate a vehicle on University property, should register their vehicle with the JSU Department of Public Safety.

A valid registration decal should be properly displayed at all times. To purchase a decal, you will need the following:

  • Current Proof of Insurance
  • Housing Agreement if a Resident Student
  • Name /address and users of the vehicle
  • Tag number on the vehicle
  • Make, model, color and county of vehicle
  • Office or Residence Hall Number
  • Cell phone number for immediate contact (if available)

You are encouraged to purchase a parking decal and park your vehicle on JSU property. You are also encouraged to remove all valuables from your vehicle and to take the shuttle bus as opposed to walking alone.

Commuter/Residential Parking

Various areas on campus are designated parking spaces for commuter and residential students. All residential students may park in the lot adjacent to the dormitories, or any lot except for areas designated as reserve lots or reserved parking. Residential students must have a residential decal properly affixed to your vehicle.

Commuter Students Lots Are Located:

  • Short Street and Lynch Street
  • Walter Payton Drive in Front of Facilities Management
  • Walter Payton Drive Across from Tennis Court
  • West Side of the College of Education Building
  • South Lot by John A. Peoples Building
  • Eastview Lot
  • Pearl Street Lot
  • Athletics and Assembly Center

Commuter students with night classes may park in lots on the core of the campus after 5:30 p.m., providing the space is not designated as 24 hour reserved. At no time are students allowed to park in handicapped areas unless they have a handicapped tag or plaque displayed.

Our Vision

Student Affairs works to engage, retain and educate a diverse student population for success at Jackson State University and globally.  We enhance learning by fostering critical thinking, ethical responsibility, leadership, civic engagement and the cultivation of healthy lifestyles to create a transformative university experience.

Division of Student Affairs


1400 John R. Lynch Street
Student Center
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2241