To maintain a safe and accessible environment, ODA works closely with the Safety Office and other campus departments. If buildings or areas on campus are undergoing construction, alternate accessible routes will be available. If a student experiences difficulty traveling a route or accessing campus locations because of construction, for assistance he/she can contact one of the following offices for assistance.
- Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA)
- USM Safety Office at Physical Plant
Email: Contact Form for Safety Office
- University Police Department (UPD)
Email: Contact Form for UPD
Procedures have been established for the Safety Office to provide advance notice to ODA about construction plans. Upon notification of such plans, ODA relays information about road closures, alternate travel routes, and parking changes to students with significant visual and mobility problems. If you would like ODA to contact you about construction alerts, please inform ODA. Students should immediately report accessibility or travel hazards to an ODA staff member, the Southern Miss Safety Office, or UPD.