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.
iTech will oversee the rollout of additional compliance courses provided by InfoSec. For questions about cybersecurity training, email infosecFREEMississippi.
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.
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.
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.
Pursuant to USM's Minors on Campus policy, this training is required of each Authorized Adult/Program Staff member who will be participating in a program covered by the Minors on Campus policy. (read the policy at https://usm.policystat.com/policy/7128478/latest/)
If your grant funder requires you to obtain institution specific FCOI training, please email samuel.brutonFREEMississippi. Remember, all full-time faculty members must complete their FCOI Disclosure annually starting each September 1st. Use the following link to access the FCOI Disclosure.
If any of the content is not accessible using assistive technology, please email complianceFREEMississippi.
COURSE COMPLETION FREQUENCY:
Starting with the 2021 rollout of courses, courses will be completed biennially or every 2 years.