The University of Mississippi is committed to embracing the broadest definition of diversity, including race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religious choice, ethnicity, economic status, age and geographic affiliation. This commitment stems from our mission as a flagship institution in the state’s higher education system, with the obligation to serve a diverse population through teaching, research and service. Moreover, as an institution with a marked history of struggle with racial diversity, the University of Mississippi today realizes its unique obligation to educate and lead the state with unquestionable and unwavering commitment toward the goal of embracing all aspects of diversity.
The presence of a diverse mix of students, faculty and staff, with their individual intellectual perspectives and contributions, enriches the university community. Therefore, we are an institution that seeks to instill in its students and employees a lifelong appreciation for the value of diversity.