The Office of Compliance and Ethics 



Welcome to the website of the Office of Compliance and Ethics. The University of Southern Mississippi's Compliance and Ethics program reflects our organizational commitment to upholding shared values in compliance with the law. 

MISSION

The essence of the mission of the Office of Compliance and Ethics is to assist the University in creating an environment in which community members consistently exercise ethical behavior conducive to achieving and maintaining compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and rules. 

 

CAMPUS ACTION REFERRAL and EVALUATION SYSTEM (CARES)

The University needs your help to report academic or non-academic issues concerning the well-being of our students, or any other problems that may be a violation of the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct. Students, faculty and staff may report concerns. 

USM CARES about both the academic and personal well-being of our students and partner with them to help them reach their academic goals.

Report a Concern

 

ETHICS REPORTING

You can discreetly and confidentially report activities that may involve criminal or unethical actions. Click on one of the following links to begin.

Make An Anonymous Report
Follow Up On A Report
How to Make an Ethical Decision

 

 

WHAT TO CONSIDER IN REPORTING CONDUCT

Southern Miss expects all students, faculty, staff behavior, contractors, vendors and volunteers to practice acceptable ethical standards, as defined by its Code of Ethical Conduct. 

View the University Code of Conduct 

 

TRAINING IS REQUIRED

Southern Miss expects all students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors and volunteers to practice acceptable ethical standards, as defined by its Code of Ethical Conduct. If you need to obtain training, please click the button below to send an inquiry to the Office of Compliance and Ethics.  The WorkPlace Answers Training Platform has been discontinued. Interim training will be implemented that will require individuals to complete a test.  Information will be posted to this page, the USM MailOut and USMTalks. 

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WHY IS TRAINING REQUIRED?

The federal government mandates training as part of:

  •  Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  •  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  •  Drug-Free School and Communities Act (DFSCA). 
Learn More about the Federal Mandates Behind this Training

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND SUGGESTIONS

We welcome your comments and encourage you to communicate with us regarding any questions you have about ethics and compliance at USM, questions about any information contained within this website, or if you observe any irregularities or misconduct.  We also encourage your ideas and suggestions for improving the Compliance and Ethics Program and making it truly responsive to our community. 

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