Last year a freethought society got formed at La Tech. Before then the only Secular Student Alliance group was at LSU. Next year, after my first year of law school, I should have enough time to put together one at Southern. So in the span of three years, the number of SSA groups in LA will have tripled.
Since you say there is a new society forming for Conway, it makes me wonder if there is a trend of increasing numbers of atheists' groups.