The University of Southem Mississippi provides an educational opportunity designed to meet the needs of America's maturing population through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Adults over 50 who care about their educations, who are self-motivated and who wish to define their own educational experience are able to realize their personal goals in a relaxed university atmosphere through participation in the institute.
The major objectives of the institute are:
- to involve the learners in developing college level, noncredit educational activities;
- to provide an organizational structure which distinguishes the institute as an educational community.