Sample Syllabus Language and Helpful Links

The language blurbs and/or links below may be used on course syllabi.  These are meant to be a resource only and not to be construed as a requirement.  For more information or clarification, contact your department chair.


4.5.2 Syllabi. Instructors are required to distribute written syllabi that include course goals, objectives, and the basis for assessing student performance to students enrolled in all credit activities within one (1) week of the initial class meeting. The academic units of the University are required to maintain current syllabi for all courses offered.



ADA Syllabus Statement

If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and requires accommodations, he/she should contact the Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA) for information on appropriate policies and procedures.  Disabilities covered by ADA may include learning, psychiatric, physical disabilities, or chronic health disorders.  Students can contact ODA if they are not certain whether a medical condition/disability qualifies.

The University of Southern Mississippi
Office for Disability Accommodations
118 College Drive # 8586
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Voice Telephone: 601.266.5024 or 228.214.3232 Fax: 601.266.6035
Individuals with hearing impairments can contact ODA using the Mississippi Relay Service at 1.800.582.2233 (TTY) or email Suzy Hebert at





The University of Southern Mississippi offers to all persons equal access to educational, programmatic and employment opportunities without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, national origin, Vietnam era veteran status or disability status.

These provisions are pursuant to applicable federal and state regulations.