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 …

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 …