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 …

Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge Encourages, Rewards Holistic Health

Students have opportunities to engage in self-care activities, wellness events throughout 19-day challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi launched its new Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge this month as a part of the university’s ongoing efforts to bring holistic wellness to the forefront of students’ minds. The 19-day challenge encourages students to take care of their mental, physical and emotional health by offering prizes for self-care activities andRead the story …

Student Housing Announces Strategic Plan

Multiyear plan focuses on enhancing student experience and improving existing facilities

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeking to make campus housing more attractive and accommodating to both first-year students and upperclassmen, the Department of Student Housing at the University of Mississippi has launched a strategic plan designed to enhance its operations. The 2020-26 Student Housing Strategic Plan encompasses six overall themes, including student learning, facilities, occupancy development, employeeRead the story …

Grove Grocery Adds Kitchen, Central Location

Ole Miss students can grab food and cook meals at George Street House on campus

OXFORD, Miss. – When Andrew Newby first saw the kitchen in the University of Mississippi‘s George Street House, he saw an opportunity to help connect his student veterans with the rest of campus while also meeting a need for many other students. The kitchen at the George Street House, the new home for UM’s OfficeRead the story …

Student Survey to Improve Health and Well-Being at Ole Miss

Anonymous questionnaire provides opportunity to contribute to Mental Health Strategic Plan

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students have an opportunity to contribute to the university’s future mental health strategic plan by responding to an anonymous survey this month. Roughly half the Ole Miss student population will receive an anonymous survey, the Healthy Minds Study, this week. The results of the study will provide data thatRead the story …

Panhellenic Council Hosting Virtual CARE Walk

Annual fundraising event seeks to raise $40K for breast cancer research

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Panhellenic Council‘s annual Cancer Awareness Research and Eradication Walk, which benefits Baptist Memorial Hospital breast cancer efforts, might have gone virtual this year due to COVID-19, but organizers are asking the Ole Miss community to get involved to help support the cause. Since October is Breast Cancer AwarenessRead the story …