The safety and security of our residents is a top priority of the Residence Life staff.
All residence halls offer controlled card-access entry that records the date, time and person entering the building.
Visitation is from 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday-Thursday, and 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday; however, residence hall staff members are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
University Police officers assist with desk operations on a nightly basis and patrol the exterior and interior of our halls. Students also have access to a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week escort service.
Residence Life at Southern Miss strives to provide a safe environment that allows for the development of student relationships; fun, living-learning communities; and friendships that last a lifetime!
Residence Hall COPP
The Community-Oriented Policing Plan is a joint effort of Residence Life and the UPD.
The Student Retention Plan includes assigning sworn police officers to residence halls, The Village and fraternity houses to liaison with residents, housing staff and CSO.
The purpose of the plan is to:
- improve communications between residents, hall staff and UPD;
- address concerns of the residents to enhance the living-learning environment;
- reduce complaints from residents; and
- work with hall staff on action plans to address concerns.