UM Creed Week Highlights Institutional Values

Annual observance focuses on principles of civility and inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a series of events next week (Aug. 28-Sept. 1) promoting the UM Creed and the institutional values it embodies.

Presented by the Associated Student Body, the fifth annual Creed Week features activities designed to unite the campus community. Each tenet stated within the creed is highlighted one day during the week.

“The goal of Creed Week is to expose new community members to these shared values, as well as remind the rest of Ole Miss what it means to live by the Creed,” said ASB President Dion Kevin III, a senior public policy and pre-med major from Oxford. “Students, faculty and staff alike should value the events of Creed Week because of the inherent value of its basis.”

All events, unless otherwise specified, meet on Galtney-Lott Plaza near Holman and Conner halls. Daily highlights and the schedule include:

Aug. 28 – Respect for the Dignity of Each Person: Meet Your Senators, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Rebels Against Sexual Assault, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Marion Lazan, Holocaust survivor, 7 p.m., Overby Center auditorium.

Aug. 29 – Fairness and Civility: Coffee and Donuts with a Cop, 8-10:30 a.m.; Mississippi Votes table, 9-11 a.m.; Meet Your ASB Exec, 10:30 a.m.-noon; and Ross Bjork, athletics director, 6 p.m., Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Aug. 30 – Personal and Professional Integrity: UM Creed book signing, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; pep rally, 5 p.m., Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Aug. 31 – Good Stewardship of Our Resources: Sno-Biz, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Inn at Ole Miss; Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill, 4 p.m., The Inn at Ole Miss.

Sept. 1 – Academic Honesty and Academic Freedom: UM Creed book signing, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Participants can register for daily giveaways, including a restaurant gift card, football sideline pass, JCG Apparel gift card, aluminum water bottles, Scantron sheets, flash drives and pencils.