Public Records Requests

About Public Records 
Mississippi law requires that public entities, including The University of Southern Mississippi, provide access to or copies of public records in response to a written request. The law requires that a public entity that receives a public records request must comply with a written request within one day of the receipt unless the governing body for that public entity has adopted a written policy extending the time for compliance for up to, but not to exceed, seven working days. The University follows IHL Policy 301.0804, which guarantees responses to public records requests within seven working days.

Requesting Public Records from Southern Miss

All public records requests must be dated, signed by requester, and personally delivered, emailed to the Office of University Communications at publicrecords@usm.edu or mailed to:

The University of Southern Mississippi
Office of University Communications
118 College Drive #5016
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 

Questions related to public records at The University of Southern Mississippi should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at 601.266.4466.