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Professional Licensure Disclosures

Federal Disclosures

Additional Individual Licensure Disclosures


The following individual disclosures are being sent out as indicated below:

Prior to prospective student enrollment, students are being advised as to what determination has been made in terms of whether the program meets the student's home state PLC pre-education requirements.

Each enrolled and prospective student is receiving a notice of any adverse actions filed against the institution by a state or accrediting agency: 30-day notification.

Each enrolled and prospective student is being advised is a program in which they are enrolled ceases to meet PLC pre-education requirements: 14-day notification.

Other Required Disclosures

The University of Southern Mississippi provides a process for enrolled students and the public to submit non-academic complaints. The process for such complaints is contained in the Student Grievance Policy. Student Complaints can be submitted electronically using the Maxient Student Complaint form

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Within two years of the incident regarding the complaint, individuals who are enrolled in distance education offerings (i.e. online courses and supervised field experiences) and who are unable to resolve the issue internally can also submit their complaints to the NC-SARA portal agent at the following address or by completing the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA) Student Complaint form, which should be mailed to the portal agent at the following address:

Menia Dykes

3825 Ridgewood Road

Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Additional contact information for the NC-SARA portal agent is as follows:

Telephone: 601.432.6372

Fax: 601.432.6225

Email: mdykes@mississippi.edu

Federal Program Integrity rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions to provide to all students including students and prospective students contact information needed to file a complaint with the accrediting agency and with relevant state agencies. To see the list that includes contact info for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the protectorates, please see the SARA page.

  For additional consumer disclosures see the Student Consumer Information Disclosures page.

  As of February 10, 2020, The University of Southern Mississippi has no previous, current or pending adverse actions initiated by any state agencies.  

As of February 10, 2020, The University of Southern Mississippi has no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any accrediting agencies.

  The University of Southern Mississippi follows the refund policy published by the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL).