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Diversity and Inclusion


Find quick links to USM resources that discuss anti-racism, diversity, social justice, inclusion, civil rights, and more, as a starting point for those who are seeking educational materials to better understand diversity and inclusion, their own role in it, and becoming a better ally.

University Libraries 

Subject and other informational guides are created by the research librarians at Southern Miss to help you find articles, books, journals, and more. Browse by subject or tag to start exploring.

Student Affairs 

In this link you will find a compilation of the top anti-racism books, articles, publications, podcasts, and other educational materials, as we commit to educate ourselves and stand in solidarity against racism. 

Campus Resources

At USM we offer several resources from academic programs and offices, to student organizations that you may engage with!

  • Academics: Academic Programs, Centers, Study Abroad, Courses, and Research.
  • Campus Offices: Multicultural Programs and Services, Prism LGBTQ+ Resource Office
    Disability, International Students and Scholars, Human Resources, Title IX Office,  and University Committees. 

Racism and Rights Activism in Hattiesburg and USM

On June 10, 2020 the Center for Black Studies and the Center for the Study of the Gulf South hosted an online panel discussion titled, “Where do we go from here? Racism and Rights Activism in Hattiesburg and Southern Miss.” Guest speaker, Dr. William Sturkey wrote a book, "Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White," in which he explores the history of the civil rights movement in "The Hub City." 

Watch Dr. William Sturkey explain on PBS how the study of Hattiesburg, a small Southern town, can inform the national public discourse about race relations today.


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