Family Leadership Council Helps Strengthen Student Experience

Group's annual gifts exceed $1 million to support campus services, projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Support from the Ole Miss Family Leadership Council has exceeded $1 million, with new allocations made for University of Mississippi student services at the council’s spring meeting. For the past eight academic years, the Family Leadership Council has heard requests from the 15 departments within the university’s Division of Student Affairs forRead the story …

Active Minds Exhibit Aims to End the Silence Around Mental Health

Student-led UM group sponsors exhibition promoting the importance of honest conversation, resources

OXFORD, Miss. – A national traveling exhibit designed to help prevent campus suicides is coming to the University of Mississippi on Monday (March 7). The “Send Silence Packing” display containing more than 1,000 backpacks will be in the great room of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The backpacks,Read the story …

Kroger Makes Five-Year Pledge to Reduce Food Insecurity

Grove Grocery provides healthy meals at no charge to campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – A strategic partnership with Kroger helped Grove Grocery provide 9,291 free meals to those in the University of Mississippi community with food insecurity issues during the 2020-21 academic year. To ensure this crucial resource continues, Kroger has committed to maintain its support for the next five years. Since the pandemic began, “theRead the story …

Health Center Pharmacists Keep UM Community Healthy

Pharmacy Health Services provides care and resources during pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – When COVID-19 became a public health crisis, college campuses across the country shut down. At the University of Mississippi, students didn’t return after an extended spring break, while faculty and staff began working from home. During that time, as well as the return to campus this summer, Ole Miss was fortunate forRead the story …

Rosenthal to Lead Magee Institute

Interim director to pursue research, solutions for students, families

OXFORD, Miss. – Meagen Rosenthal, an accomplished researcher and leader in community well-being and engagement, has been named the inaugural interim executive director of the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi. “We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Rosenthal’s caliber on campus to lead us through development ofRead the story …

Equity in Action Plans Set Goals, Metrics for Progress

Plans for each campus unit offer transparency, accountability for Pathways to Equity strategic initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – After the University of Mississippi rolled out its Pathways to Equity strategic plan in January, individual campus academic and administrative units got to work building their own Equity in Action plans. With those plans available for everyone to read, the campus community is invited to provide feedback and begin participating at theRead the story …

Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor

OXFORD, Miss. – After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment at its August meeting. Pegues has served the university in aRead the story …

Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Creates New Cessation Resources

Campus goes tobacco-free by Nov. 15, offers resources for faculty, staff and students to help them quit

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi continues on its path to creating a tobacco-free campus, health leaders remind faculty, staff and students that many resources are available to help them stop using nicotine. The American College Health Association, the U.S. Surgeon General and others note that tobacco use in any form is aRead the story …

New Institute Focuses on Improving Student Wellness

Triplett Foundation gift expands Magee Center's work far beyond Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, Miss. – The Triplett family – longtime supporters of the University of Mississippi and its efforts to improve life for Mississippians – is making a big dream to help others come true. The family’s $500,000 gift, from the Dr. and Mrs. R. Faser Triplett Foundation, provides the seed money needed to establish the WilliamRead the story …

Greek Life Philanthropy Gets Creative During Pandemic

Fraternities and sororities find creative ways to help philanthropies, raising more than $630K

OXFORD, Miss. – Curbside quesadilla nights, cookie sales, a Charity Bowl fielded only on Facebook and a virtual CARE Walk.  These are just some of the completely new ways to raise money the University of Mississippi‘s fraternities and sororities have created while collecting more than $630,000 for philanthropic causes during the pandemic. The students’ innovationsRead the story …