Campus lighting is a high priority, and improving lighting conditions is a continual effort throughout the year. There are lighted routes to all academic buildings and residence halls.
Shrubbery control is an ongoing project for the Physical Plant and the University Police Department. Hedges, trees and shrubbery are trimmed regularly to enhance visibility and lighting on campus.
UPD officers conduct a security survey of the campus at the beginning of each semester. Recommendations from this survey are forwarded to the Southern Miss Physical Plant upon completion.