Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Mississippi
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    Students Show Their Support of the
    UM Creed in Front of the James Meredith Statue


    Students Learn about International Study Opportunities


    Phi Beta Sigma Members & Chancellor Vitter
    Celebrate the NPHC Greek Garden Groundbreaking


    We are One Mississippi Candlelight Walk, 2012


    A ‘Signing flash mob’ Performs at the Student Union
    during Disability Awareness Month


    Supporters of the LGBTQ community
    pass out purple ribbons on Coming Out Day


    Students Attend the
    Global Engagement International Student Reception

  • Welcome!

    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.

    The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.