Title IX at The University of Southern Mississippi
Overview of Title IX
USM complies with applicable state and federal regulations, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal funding. USM will not tolerate discrimination and sexual harassment and has provided a way to report these incidents through the Title IX Office.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Title IX Office has three primary functions. The Office:
1. Responds to allegations of harassment or discrimination based on a person’s sex,
gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or
pregnancy and parenting status.
2. Implements and oversees the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy and Grievance Procedures.
3. Coordinating the University’s implementation of supportive measures.
Unless designated as a confidential resource (for example, counseling center therapists), all University employees must report incidents of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Additionally, employees designated as Campus Security Authorities must also report possible sexual harassment to the University Police.
Other Civil Rights Complaints
For all other civil rights complaints, please consult with the Office of Affirmative Action/EEO.
NOTICE: If you have difficulty accessing any portions of this website with adaptive technology or because of a disability, please contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator at 601.266.6804 or by email at titleixFREEMississippi.