Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT)
Shawnboda Mead: 662-915-1689
The team provides students, faculty, and staff with an avenue for reporting perceived bias behavior and provides a process for effective advocacy on behalf of the person who is the recipient of bias.
Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement
Shawnboda Mead: 662-915-1689
Created to provide programs and services that encourage cross-cultural interactions and provide a physical space that is both nurturing and welcoming for students with diverse backgrounds, the center emphasizes inclusion and broad cultural educational opportunities for all students. In partnership with other departments and student organizations, the center coordinates LGBT History Month programming, Pride Camp, and the Lavender Graduation Ceremony.
Chancellor’s Standing Committee on LGBTQ Affairs
Office of the Chancellor: 662-915-7111
The committee seeks to foster and support university efforts to promote and enjoy a safe, open, and diverse learning community where LGBTQ members experience respect, civility, and fairness consistent with the values of the Ole Miss Creed.
Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Sensitivity and Respect
Donald Cole: 662-915-7111
The committee serves as an immediate point of contact for any member of our university community who is subjected to actions or words that are in conflict with our EEO anti-discrimination policy. The committee will be asked to receive and review any such complaints as well as consider proactive measures to encourage community harmony and emphasize the high value we place on respect for the dignity of individuals.
Equal Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance (EO/RC)
Becki Bressler: 662-915-7735
EO/RC’s mission is to ensure the university’s compliance with federal regulations regarding fair treatment of faculty, staff, and students; to ensure equal employment opportunity and to ensure equal access to a quality education for students. EO/RC is also responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination and serves as a liaison between the university and federal enforcement agencies concerned with equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.
Office of the Dean of Students
Val Ross: 662-915-7247
The Office of the Dean of Students seeks to serve students as a welcoming, independent, fair and nonjudgmental advocate for guidance through expeditiously resolving allegations, disputes, complaints, appeals and other concerns within the campus community.
Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
Susan Grayzel: 662-915-5916
The Sarah Isom Center undertakes to provide an inclusive place where women and groups concerned with gender-related issues can gather to discuss and recognize how gender intersects with other social categories like race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, nationality, and ability.
Shawnboda Mead (Student Training): 662-915-1689
Kevin Cozart (Faculty/Staff Training): 662-915-5916
UM Allies is a network of informed faculty and staff who are willing to be visibly supportive of students who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and who will work to foster a campus climate in which all students, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, may feel safe, supported, respected, and affirmed. Allies members display a plaque in their offices or by their doors to communicate their status as an Ally.
UM Pride Network
Spencer Pleasants: firstname.lastname@example.org
This student-led organization for LGBTQ students and allies provides a safe place to gather socially and to voice concerns and advocate for social and legislative change on campus, in Oxford, in Mississippi and beyond.
University Counseling Services
Bud Edwards: 662-915-3784
The center espouses a philosophy of acceptance and respect, compassion and support for the individuals that we serve as well as toward each other. We work to create a warm, welcoming environment that expresses respect for the individual and their relationships.
Brett Harris: 662-915-1537
The ombudsperson provides university employees a resource to mediate workplace conflicts or concerns and also help the university identify any systemic issues that need to be addressed.
Susan Glisson: 662-915-1605
The institute is committed to social justice and works to ensure equality of and access to opportunity for all people as a fundamental right and believes that respectful relationships are the key to trust, healing and reconciliation in our communities.