Students, Faculty and Staff Volunteer to Keep Campus Safe

C19 Ambassadors serve as greeters, monitors in high-traffic campus spaces

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff returning to campus no doubt have noticed smiling – although masked – faces greeting them as they enter many buildings and common gathering spaces. These greeters are C19 Ambassadors, volunteers from the university family who are stationed around campus to ensure that common spaces areRead the story …

Parent Group Gives $150K to Support Ole Miss Students

Family Leadership Council provides gift to assist student mental health, campus safety and other areas

OXFORD, Miss. – Ongoing support for students’ mental health is among the many University of Mississippi services being funded this year by the Ole Miss Family Leadership Council. Private funds of more than $150,000 from the council – the largest gift in the FLC’s seven years of operations – are being directed to Division ofRead the story …

Basketball Court Named in Sigma Nu’s Honor

UM fraternity elevates support for Magee Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The Epsilon Xi chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Mississippi – known for having the largest collegiate Greek philanthropy in America with its annual Charity Bowl – is deepening its commitment to helping students. The Sigma Nu chapter joined the initial grassroots movement that created the William MageeRead the story …

Rebel Aid 2 to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ole Miss students' return to campus, alumni job searches are chief focus

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi prepares for the fall semester, administrators and financial aid officers are acutely aware that many members of the Ole Miss family continue to struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help serve the needs of students, their families and the university community, UM is hosting a secondRead the story …

University Counseling Center Offers Online Sessions for Clients

UCC transitions to telemental health services in wake of pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – The need for mental health services only grows during times of global crisis and mandatory quarantines, so the University of Mississippi Counseling Center has transitioned to online video sessions to continue helping clients in the safest possible way.  Earlier this month, UM announced that all courses would be delivered online or via other remoteRead the story …

Online Campaign Launched to Help UM Community Amid COVID-19

New Ignite campaign will assist University Health Services, Ole Miss Food Bank and others

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of alumni and friends have reached out to help members of the University of Mississippi community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in students returning to their homes to promote social distancing and courses transitioning to online delivery for the duration of the semester and summer. They’re helping via aRead the story …

Ole Miss Food Bank Seeing High Demand

Campus pantry switches to grab-and-go bags to help community, abide by social distancing guidelines

OXFORD, Miss. – Just because the Ole Miss Food Bank‘s doors are closed doesn’t mean that food isn’t being distributed at the University of Mississippi. Last week, students took home more than 930 pounds of food, an amount comparable to a semester’s worth of food distribution under normal conditions. To prevent the spread of COVID-19,Read the story …

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in Minority Communities

UM student draws on personal journey for series of wellness events

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I grew up not being able toRead the story …

Campus Nurse Discusses Industry Topics at National Conference

Elizabeth Vaughn part of Challenges in College Health panel at annual Medicat meeting

OXFORD, Miss – Two University of Mississippi Health Services officials discussed a variety of topics affecting college health during a recent panel session at a nationwide conference for college and health care professionals. Elizabeth Vaughn, IT staff nurse, and Alex Langhart, director of University Health Services, represented the university at the national conference, where moreRead the story …

‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala

OXFORD, Miss. – Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second.  The bag landed on a homemade explosive, and it went off. The next thing Mills knew, he could feel the bare boneRead the story …