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University of Mississippi

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Office of Admissions
145 Martindale P.O. Box 1848
University, Mississippi 38677
(662) 915-7211
Email address
School Information
"Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action." (Source:
General Information
The University of Mississippi has launched its "Pathways to Equity" social justice initiative. As part of this initiative, a committee will be organized to review "history and symbols", a diversity fund will be established, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curricular offerings (and trainings) will be expanded. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • A reading guide for "How to Be An Anti-Racist" was provided.
  • The university offers the "Achieving Equity Grant" and "Faculty Development Grant."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • "Diversity Education" and trainings will be expanded and available for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • The university offers multiple types of DEI training.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Curricular offerings in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will increase.
Disciplinary Measures
  • University of Mississippi faculty senate opposed anti-CRT legislation.
Program and Research Funding
  • A "Chancellor's Diversity Fund" will be established to further "equity-in-action" plans.
  • Fundraising and grant funding for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be expanded.
Symbolic Actions
  • A "chancellor’s committee on race, history and symbols" will be organized.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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