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This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to serve as a guide for expanding recruitment efforts to create the most diverse candidate pool possible. Please note that some resources offer position listing free of charge; others charges fees. Additionally, bear in mind that individual Web sites and listserv owners are subject to change without notice.





 Asian/Pacific Islander

Native American

Individuals with Disabilities

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Older Workers

Minority Groups (all-inclusive)

The Association of American Colleges & Universities
American Commitments Projects Diversity/Web
1818 R. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


 Exposure to diversity leads to the development of complex thinking skills and learning integration, promotes ethical decision-making and the ability to work in a diverse society, and increases students’ capacity for social agency and citizenship. Students’ interactions and experiences with diverse perspectives in the classroom allow students to grow and gain valuable insights about themselves and others, increase perspective-taking skills, and fosters appreciation for diversity of experience and thought. Students often are able to develop identify and challenge previously held assumptions through the course content and materials presented in the classroom, shaped by engaging in classroom discussion and activities. The resources in this section offer strategies to promote inclusive excellence and improve the climate for learning for all students.

Recommended Readings

Inclusive Teaching

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Inclusive Teaching Resources and Strategies- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Teaching for Inclusion: Diversity in the College Classroom- Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina
Reconsidering the Inclusion of Diversity in the Classroom- Laird, Diversity & Democracy, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Fostering Inclusion with Universal Design for Learning- Kelly, Diversity & Democracy, Association of American Colleges & Universities

Managing Hot Moments

Guidelines for Discussing Incidences of Hate, Bias, and Discrimination- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Strategies for Making Productive Use of Tense or Difficult Moments- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Reducing Incivility in the University/College Classroom- Brandon University
Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom- Derek Bot Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

Perceptions of Faculty Behavior by Students of Color- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Tips for Teachers: Teaching in Racially Diverse College Classrooms- Derek Bot Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University
Working Collectively Across Differences- Association of American Colleges & Universities
Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues and Strategies- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan


Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom, Center for Teaching- Vanderbilt University
Teaching to Promote Gender Equality- Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
Gender Perception as a Habit of Moral Perception: Implications for Philosophical Methodology and Introductory Curriculum - Norlock, Journal of Social Philosophy
Gender Inclusive Schools Toolkit- Gender Spectrum


LGBT Inclusion in the Curriculum & Beyond- LGBT Center, University of California-San Francisco
Interrupting Heteronormativity- The Graduate School of Syracuse University
Best Practices: Creating an LGBT-inclusive School Climate- Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center
The Library: Print-Ready Handouts, Exercises, Activities, and Lesson Plans for Educators and Allies to Use in Classrooms and Educational Presentations- Western Illinois University


Teaching Students with Disabilities- Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
Reasonable Accommodations: A Faculty Guide to Teaching Students with Disabilities- The City University of New York
Making Courses Accessible- Columbia College


Creating a Welcoming Environment for Veterans in Higher Education- Vacchi, Diversity & Democracy, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Working with Military Veterans in the Classroom- The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University
Supporting Veterans in the Classroom- American Association of University Professors


Teaching at the Intersections- Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center
The Promises and Challenges of Teaching from an Intersectional Perspective: Core Competencies and Applied Strategies- Jones, Charmaine, & Wijeyesinghe, New Directions for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Self Awareness

Faculty members' social identities and classroom authority- Chesler & Young, New Directions for Teaching & Learning
Diversity Issues for the Instructor: Identifying Your Own Attitudes- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

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  1. Academic Programs

  2. Centers

  3. Study Abroad

  4. Courses

  5. Research

Academic Programs

Interdisciplinary minors


USM is home to the multiple interdisciplinary centers centered on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Center for American Indian Research and Studies

Study Abroad

Would you like to travel to another country and learn about other cultures? Study Abroad allows you to do it while taking classes and receiving USM credit. Southern Miss offers opportunities for studying and travel in many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Peru, South Korea, Ireland, Cuba, France, Spain, Japan, and more.


Study Abroad: Spain, France, England


What's the difference between having diversity and being inclusive? How can we learn more about other people and cultures around the world? Why and how is society unequal in terms of race, gender, class, and sexuality? What can we do to improve social justice? If you have wondered about questions like these, you may be interested in taking one of the many courses offered at USM that directly address these topics such as these.


Freedom 50 Research Group


  1. Multicultural Programs and Services
  2. Prism LGBTQ+ Resource Office
  3. Disability
  4. International Students and Scholars
  5. Human Resources
  6. Title IX Office
  7. University Committees

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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. 

International Food Fair 2018

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 and women.  What's your story?

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.

Student Organizations


What's your story?


Southern Miss prides itself on the diversity of our student body. The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement maintains lists of current student groups, and we encourage all students—whether you're into politics or anime, activism or improv, Vietnamese culture or social dance—to join an organization and do your part to make our campus a great place for Golden Eagles!

Learn more by checking out the lists of registered student organizations on both campuses:


Student Organizations Diversity Panel Event

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