Violations of University Policies Reporting Hotline
In order to maintain the highest standards of responsible behavior, the university established the Southern Miss Hotline in partnership with EthicsPoint. The hotline provides an easy way to discreetly and confidentially report activities that may involve criminal, unethical or otherwise inappropriate violations of university policies. The Southern Miss Hotline is not a substitute for established channels of responsibility, but it does provide opportunities for reporting behavior when those mechanisms are not suitable. The Southern Miss Hotline is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be accessed by phone or through the secure EthicsPoint webpage. The link to the Hotline is called “Ethics Line” and is found at the footer of every USM webpage.
All public universities in the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) System provide an EthicsPoint Ethics Line (Letter from the Commissioner of Higher Education).