Compliance and Ethics
Compliance and Ethics
Training represents a core component of USM's compliance program by providing the information necessary for individuals to understand the laws. Moreover, training promotes an organizational culture that fosters a commitment to compliance with the applicable laws. Within each submenu, you will find information about our training program.
**Please note USM is closed for the holidays from December 20th at 5 p.m. until January 2nd, 2020 at 8.a.m. Questions posed during this period will be responded to upon our return in the order that they were posed.
The courses listed below have specific course disclosures that apply to them.
Please review the disclosure applicable to the course that you have been assigned
The content of the Title IX training courses contain some sensitive material involving sexual violence prevention.
If you need sexual violence survivor's support during the training, contact one of the following:
The Student Counseling Center at 601-266-4829
The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention at 601-264-7777 or
On November 20th, The Office of Compliance and Ethics will implement shorter and more engaging compliance courses provided by Traliant, which can be accessed at the following site https://lms.traliant.com/login/usm.php
All institutional policies including those related to the courses will be acknowledged in the new policy management system, i.e. PolicyStat: To access the PolicyStat system, navigate to https://usm.policystat.com
Early next year, iTech will oversee the rollout of additional compliance courses provided by InfoSec.
** The Academic Integrity, Child Abuse Awareness, and Code of Conduct courses were created by campus subject matter experts and will be accessible through the Traliant system for completion. For additional information, see the Compliance and Ethics Training page- https://www.usm.edu/compliance-ethics/training.php
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-266-4466.
Use the following credentials to log in:
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Password CampusID Password
The Cybersecurity 101 course and the FERPA course assigned per request of the Registrar are available on the InfoSec training platform, not in Traliant.
The Financial Conflict of Interest courses are available in Canvas- contact the Office of Research Integrity for additional information.
Questions: Should you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Directory: To go directly to the section listing compliance courses, click the button below:
If any of the contents are not accessible using assistive technology, please contact complianceFREEMississippi
If any law (either Federal or State) or if an institutional policy needs to be communicated, The University of Southern Mississippi may elect to use an online system to educate the entire Campus community or any group within the community as a whole. A variety of federal laws affect how the University must handle certain matters and indicate what information needs to be distributed to the campus community as a whole.
FEDERAL LAW(S) REQUIRING TRAINING
Title IX training
Required pursuant to Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000c) which prohibits public school districts and colleges from discriminating against students on the basis of sex, among other bases.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.
Alcohol and Drug Training
Required pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86.1 of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations requiring Institutions of Higher Education who are receiving Federal Funds or Financial assistance to develop and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.
Starting with the Traliant rollout of courses, courses will be completed every 2 years.