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Report A Student Concern - CARES

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

For immediate concerns related to persons making threats to harm themselves or others; that pose a significant threat to the University and/or its community; or for other emergency issues, please immediately contact the  University Police Department at 601-266-4986 or 9-1-1. Matters requiring immediate action are referred to the Critical Incident Response Team.

Learn about the Campus Action Referral and Evaluation System (CARES)  

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF CARES (Campus Action Referral and Evaluation System)?

USM CARES is a team of campus professionals who respond to reports of concern regarding the academic progress and well-being of students.

HOW CARES CAN HELP?

By using this portal, you enable CARES to proactively respond to concerns about any disruption to a safe and productive living and learning community. We reach out to students quickly and make sure they connect with the resources useful in their situation.  We address issues including (but not limited to) situations of self-harm, family difficulties, stress management, mental health concerns, academic performance problems, addictions, Code of Conduct violations, Title IX issues, Clery Act related issues and/or issues of academic integrity (e.g. plagiarism).  

For a list of policies and laws related to the types of issues that CARES helps address, please review the Policies and Procedures page. 

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 

Submit a Report

Submit a Request for Services
CLICK HERE TO REVIEW A COPY OF THE POLICY

To access the Student Grievance Policy, please click the button above and search for the policy in the PolicyStat, policy management system.


SUBMIT A REPORT

Report a Concern, Violation, or Problem

To report any concerns about the behavior or personal well-being of students, click the button below.  If your concern is purely academic (excessive absences, poor performance) without any knowledge of personal well-being issues, please follow your department's policy and procedure regarding academic issues.

REPORT AN INCIDENT

Report an Academic Integrity Concern

The University is tracking cases related to academic integrity to better determine (1) where more education might be needed, and/or (2) where individual students are involved in multiple violations.

Violations of the University’s academic integrity policy that result in a change to any student grade should be reported using this form.

REPORT AN INCIDENT

Report Sexual Misconduct

Employees have a duty to report any incident of sexual misconduct, such as sexual harassment or assault to the Title IX Coordinator.  See the Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Harassment Policy. For information about the procedures that apply to resolving reports of the occurrence of such matters, see the Procedures for the Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Harassment policy.

Please click below to provide information regarding any situation involving sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or sexual assault:

REPORT AN INCIDENT

Campus Security Authority (CSA) Incident Report

Under Federal Law (The Clery Act), the University is required to report annual statistics for crime and safety on campus.  If you have an emergency situation, please call 911.  Persons designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are required to report certain illegal conduct. If you are a designated CSA who is aware of criminal activity and it is not an emergency, please click below to report the incident or behavior. 

REPORT AN INCIDENT

SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR SERVICES

Request for Academic Notification

Students are responsible for attending class and acknowledging absences to their professor pursuant to the terms of the class attendance policy set forth in the syllabus.  If a professor requests that you have absences authenticated, contact the Office of Student Ombudsman Services for assistance by filling out the Request for Academic Notification.   For more information about the Office of Student Ombudsman Services, click here. 

REPORT AN INCIDENT

Request Pregnancy/Childbirth Accommodations

Students requesting disability accommodations  should contact the Office of Disability Accommodations: see contact information below. Need more information, review the Pregnant and Parenting Student Rights information.

Office for Disability Accommodations
Bond Hall 114
Hattiesburg Campus
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601-266-5024

 Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Compliance and Ethics at 601-266-4466 or click the button to email.  

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