Contacts & Resources

Resources & Services

TITLE IX:

Generally:   No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity that is receiving Federal financial assistance.

Specifically: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and USM’s Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibit all forms of discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment, including non-consensual sexual contact, sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. 

RESOURCES:

This page serves as a centralized location for resources and services that may be of assistance to those involved in any Title IX matter.  

Title IX Office

Role of Office:

Under the guidance of the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Office provides services incidental to fostering a safe educational and work environment for the campus community by providing information about available on and off campus resources as well as assisting with navigation of relevant University processes.

Services Provided:  

  • Training regarding Title IX
  • Assisting with complaint resolution by documenting an information resolution
  • Facilitation of the Formal Title IX complaint process
  • Referral to campus and community resources

Costs:  Free

Contact Information:

Rebecca Malley, Title IX Coordinator

Location:  IC 501

Phone-  601-266-6804/266-4466

Email: Rebecca.malley@usm.edu or email titleix@usm.edu

 

Student Affairs-GP

Role of Office in Title IX Cases:

In order to support the academic success of students, USM’s Gulf Park Student Affairs Office provides assistance to those who are involved in a Title IX case if their involvement begins to disrupt their academic progress by authenticating documentation provided and providing a written notice to the instructor and the student to allow the instructor, at their discretion, to determine if they will allow the student to make arrangements for make-up tests, etc. related to their Title IX related absence. 

Services Provided in Title IX Cases:

  • Authenticating documentation for those involved in Title IX cases
  • Communicating with instructor and student regarding authenticity of documentation

NOTE:   Instructors have the discretion to make a determination of how they will treat the notice received from the Office of Student Ombudsman Services. 

To request assistance, please fill out a Notice of Absence form.  

Location:

Hardy Hall 232

730 East Beach Boulevard

Long Beach, MS 39560

Contact Information:

Ms. Christy Bjork

Direct email: christiane.bjork@usm.edu

Phone-  228.865.4577

Website-:  https://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/student-life/about-student-life

 


 Law Enforcement

USM Campus Police

Services Provided in Title IX Cases: 

  • Respond to reports of Title IX incidents
  • Interview complainant about incident
  • Explain options for pursuing criminal investigation
  • Investigate reported incidents
  • Facilitate contact with Title IX Office

Costs: Free

Emergency Assistance

911

(Non-emergency number) 601.266.4986

 

Other Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Bay St. Louis Police Department 

228.467.9222

  • Biloxi Police Department

228.392.0641

  • Gautier Police Department

228.497.2486

  • Gulfport Police Department

228.868.5959

  • Long Beach Police Department

228.863.7292

  • Ocean Springs Police Department

228.875.2211

  • Pascagoula Police Department

228.762.2211

  • Pass Christian Police Department

228.452.3310

  • Stennis Space Center Security Police

228.688.3636

Medical and Counseling

Gulfport Memorial Hospital, Gulfport

Services Provided: 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

Costs Involved:   No costs.  Services will not appear on medical insurance benefits statement.

Location:

4500 13th St, Gulfport, MS 39501

Contact Information:

Phone- 228.867.4000

 

Merit Health Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Biloxi

Services Provided: 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

Costs Involved:   No costs.  Services will not appear on medical insurance benefits statement.

Location:

150 Reynoir St, Biloxi, MS 39530

Contact Information:

Phone- 228.432.1571

 

Garden Park Medical Center, Gulfport

Services Provided: 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

Costs Involved:   No costs.  Services will not appear on medical insurance benefits statement.

Location:

15200 Community Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

Contact Information:

Phone- 228.575.7000

 

Hancock Medical Center, Bay St. Louis

Services Provided: 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

Costs Involved:   No costs.  Services will not appear on medical insurance benefits statement.

Location:

149 Drinkwater Rd, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

Contact Information:

Phone- 228.467.8600

 

Singing River Hospital System, Ocean Springs

Services Provided: 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

Costs Involved:   No costs.  Services will not appear on medical insurance benefits statement.

Location:

3109 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS

Contact Information:

Phone- 228.818.1111

 

Singing River Hospital System, Pascagoula

Services Provided: 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

Costs Involved:   No costs.  Services will not appear on medical insurance benefits statement.

Location:

2809 Denny Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39581

Contact Information:

Phone- 228.809.5000

 

Student Counseling Services

Services Provided:

Counseling to cope with trauma, grief, acute anxiety or depression, changes in though content and/or suicidal thoughts.

Cost Involved:  No costs. 

Location:

Health Center

Hours of Operation:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Not available during University holidays)

Contact Information:

Phone:  601-606-HELP (4357) or 911

For appointments call- 601-266-4829

 

Advocates for Freedom (Human Trafficking)

228.806.3492

 

Domestic Violence Legal Help Line

877.609.9911

 

Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence

Services Provided:

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
  • 24 hour hotline 228.377.7270
  • Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Rape Crisis Response to Hospitals
  • Free Legal Services/Case Management
  • Court Advocacy and Accompaniment
  • Housing Assistance
  • Adult and Children’s Counseling
  • Children’s Programs and Therapeutic Preschool

Cost:  Free

Phone: 

228.377.8635

(Harrison County) 228.435.1968

(Jackson County) 228.762.8267 

(All other counties) 800.800.1396

 

Mississippi Coalition against Sexual Assault

Phone- 888-987-9011/601-948-0555

Website-:  http://www.mscasa.org

Services Offered:

  • 24 Hour Rape Crisis Hotline:  800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Training and assistance to member programs, criminal justice/healthcare, colleges and universities
  • Referrals to nine rape crisis centers

Costs Involved:   No costs. 

 

R.A.I.N.N. (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

Services Offered:

  • 24/7 Support
    • 24/7 Advice through Hotline (800-656-HOPE)
    • 24 Hour Online Hotline (http://online.rainn.org/)
    • Referrals to local counseling centers
    • Site for specialized information, including:
      • Statistics
      • Self-help materials

Costs Involved-   No costs. 

Contact Information:

Phone- 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Website- https://rainn.org/