Office of Multicultural Programs and Services
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services promotes the holistic development of students representing diverse groups through
leadership development, educational programming and collaboration with University
departments. The Office strives to increase recruitment and retention of diverse students
by creating a strong sense of campus community and assisting students in becoming
successful graduates. The Office sponsors the Prism LGBTQ+ Resource Office, Allies Training, and the University's Black History Month program among other events.
Student Affairs at the Gulf Park Campus
On the Gulf Park campus, the Division of Student Affairs offers a wide range of activities, services, and opportunities to become engaged in
student life that challenges students, develops habits of excellence, and connects
life outside the classroom to the formal academic curriculum. Its activities support
diversity and inclusion on the Gulf Park campus through sponsorship of various student organizations and events such as Transgender Awareness Day.
Prism LGBTQ+ Resource Office
The Southern Miss Prism LGBTQ+ Resource Office's mission is to create an affirming and supportive campus environment for students
of all gender and sexual identities, and to provide academic, campus, and community
resources for students, faculty, and staff. It's activities include providing Allies training in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.
Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA)
Southern Mississippi is committed to providing equal access for persons with disabilities
and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the admission or access
to, or treatment or employment in programs or activities. The Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA) interacts with all offices and departments on campus to ensure that students with
disabilities have full access to, and participation in, university activities. ODA
strives to create a positive campus environment where students with disabilities are
encouraged to pursue careers on the basis of personal interest and ability.
Institute for Disability Studies (IDS)
The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
Research, Education, and Service, which Its mission is to positively affect the lives
of Mississippi citizens with developmental and other disabilities and their families
across the life span and to work toward increasing their independence, productivity,
and integration into their communities. IDS has a variety of programs to assist individuals
with disabilities and their families with priority areas such as housing, early intervention,
inclusive child care, training and employment for young people with disabilities,
assistive technology, recreation, health, education, and family support.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) strives to be a leader in providing for the needs of non-immigrant students and scholars
while promoting a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and mutual support at The University
of Southern Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, the nation, and the world. ISSS
serves the international student and scholar community by providing advice, counseling,
and advocacy regarding academic, personal, and immigration concerns.
Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity
The Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity protects the Civil Rights of all Southern Miss students and employees.
Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW)
The Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) is an interdisciplinary group of USM-affiliated individuals interested in women's
issues on campus and in the local Hattiesburg community. Since 1984, the CSRW has
been active in the promotion of women's issues by coordinating the University's annual Women's History Month program and providing funding for research by faculty and students related to gender
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX
Within USM's Title IX Office
, the Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the University's
efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits
sex discrimination in the operations of this University, as well as retaliation for
the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX.