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University of Mississippi

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Office of Admissions
145 Martindale P.O. Box 1848
University, Mississippi 38677
Phone
(662) 915-7211
Email address
admissions@olemiss.edu
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: https://olemiss.edu/aboutum/)
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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