Violations of University Policies Reporting Hotline

Why Did USM Partner With EthicsPoint?

In order to maintain the highest standards of responsible behavior, the university established the Southern Miss Hotline in partnership with EthicsPoint.

All public universities in the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) System provide an EthicsPoint Ethics Line (Letter from the Commissioner of Higher Education).


What Are The Benefits Of Using The EthicsPoint Hotline?

The hotline provides an easy way to discreetly and confidentially report activities that may involve criminal, unethical or otherwise inappropriate violations of university policies.


When Should You Use the EthicsPoint Hotline?

The Southern Miss Hotline is not a substitute for established channels of responsibility, but it does provide opportunities for reporting behavior when those mechanisms are not suitable.


When Is the Hotline Open?

The Southern Miss Hotline is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be accessed by phone or through the secure EthicsPoint webpage.


How Do You Access the Ethics Point Hotline?

The link to the Hotline is called “Ethics Line” and is found at the footer of every USM webpage.