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University of Southern Mississippi

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
118 College Dr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
Phone
(601) 266-1000
School Information
"The University of Southern Mississippi is a community of engaged citizens, operating as a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting research university serving Mississippi, the nation, and the world. The University is dedicated to scholarship and learning, integrating students at all levels in the creation and application of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach, and service. The University nurtures student success by providing distinctive and competitive educational programs embedded in a welcoming environment, preparing a diverse student population to embark on meaningful life endeavors." The university enrolls over 14,600 students, employs over 800 faculty, and offers 189 academic programs. (Source: https://www.usm.edu/university/vision-mission-values.php) (Source: https://www.usm.edu/sites/default/files/groups/office-institutional-research/pdf/usm_fact_book_2017-2018_3-6-18.pdf) (Source: http://www.usm.edu/admissions/profile/)
General Information
The University of Southern Mississippi has offered academic resources in anti-racism to its students. The English department offers a course called Critical Race Theory and Literature. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university offers "Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies" and "Introduction to Black Studies."
Program and Research Funding
  • The Freedom50 Research Group at Southern Miss is trying "to reframe the haunting issue of racism, as branded by the state of Mississippi."
Resources
  • The English department offers a course called Critical Race Theory and Literature.
  • The university provides D&I resources and an anti-racist library guide.
  • The library has an extensive guide to anti-racist resources, including books and TED Talks.
  • USM provided resources specifically for "allyship" and student organizations (and especially Greek life).
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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