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.
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
iTech will oversee the rollout of additional compliance courses provided by InfoSec including the CyberSecurity course.
For questions regarding training, email trainingFREEMississippi or call 601-266-4466.
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Course Directory: To go directly to the section listing compliance courses, click the button below:
List of Compliance Courses
Please note we reserve the right to add additional courses based on the needs of the institution. These courses may be ones that are not viewed on a regular basis.
Faculty, Staff, benefit eligible Adjuncts and affiliates are required to complete training biannually starting next fall, including the following courses:
OPTIONAL (accessible from your dashboard)
Freshmen and Transfer Students are required to complete the following training annually:
Voices for Change- this course is composed of the following modules [90 minutes for all modules-30 minutes each plus 10 minute introduction]
Optional but assigned:
Mental-Wellbeing – Graduate Students- course prepares students for successful academic outcomes by fostering and enabling help-seeking and help-offering behaviors. [30 minutes]
Optional (available for student access):
Upstanders [Bystander training] - course includes Title IX video, definitions of terms such as sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence and sexual assault, reviews sexual harassment policies and procedures, discusses how to be a bystander (including safety and reporting options, situations requiring involvement, continuum of behaviors, primary prevention and why people choose to act or refrain from doing so). [30 minutes]
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 by contacting the Office of Research Integrity by emailing samuel.brutonFREEMississippi. Each full-time faculty member must complete the FCOI Disclosure annually starting September 1st of each year using the following link to access the FCOI Form
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.
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.
INSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED TRAINING
Child Abuse awareness training- 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/
Financial Conflict of Interest Training- 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 link below to access the disclosure:
FCOI Disclosure link.
Starting with the 2021 rollout of courses, courses will be completed every 2 years.