Diversity and Community Engagement

The University of Mississippi

Statement from the Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Sensitivity and Respect

After the shocking attacks in Orlando, the University of Mississippi community has come together to support and comfort those directly affected by this tragic event. Whether because of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or any other unique difference, hate has no place in our community or the larger society.

As a community committed to the values of inclusion and respect, our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible act of violence. We grieve with you.

The members of the Oxford Muslim Society and the university’s Muslim Student Association also condemn this horrific action and affirm that there is no justification or excuse for such a senseless act of hate. They too send their thoughts and condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured.

No one should feel unsafe or unsupported at a difficult time like this. The university would like to remind LGBTQ, Muslim, Latino/Latina and all other campus community members of university policies and of the resources available should they be needed.

University of Mississippi Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff

Bias Incident Response Team
Shawnboda Mead: 662-915-1689

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Shawnboda Mead: 662-915-1689

Chancellor’s Standing Committee on LGBTQ Affairs
Office of the Chancellor: 662-915-7111

Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Sensitivity and Respect
Donald Cole: 662-915-7111

Equal Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance
Becki Bressler: 662-915-7735

Muslim Student Association
Oxford Muslim Society

Office of the Dean of Students
Val Ross: 662-915-7247

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

UM Allies
Shawnboda Mead (Student Training): 662-915-1689
Kevin Cozart (Faculty/Staff Training): 662-915-5916

UM Pride Network
Spencer Pleasants: sbpleasa@go.olemiss.edu

University Counseling Services
Bud Edwards: 662-915-3784

University Ombudsperson
Brett Harris: 662-915-1537

Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Susan Glisson: 662-915-6734

Nondiscrimination Statement
The University of Mississippi does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.