Sexual Violence

The University of Mississippi

COVID-19 Announcement:

Services via phone and web-based, HIPPA compliant, video conferencing are still available by emailing  Please reach out to VPP for support if needed.  We are here for you.  The Longstreet location is closed until further notice.

Prevention and survivor support programming will continue through RASA via online platforms.  Please see umrasa on Instagram for details!

The University Counseling Center is implementing tele-health services.  Call 662-915-3784.

To speak with a Title IX team member feel free to email Honey Ussery at


Violence Prevention Program Services:

Traumatic events happen every day in all communities and UM’s community is not exempt. Impact can vary and UM strives to mitigate the impact of traumatic experiences by decreasing barriers and empowering victim-survivors in making informed decisions by providing free and confidential trauma informed services.

The Violence Prevention Program provides free and confidential information, empowerment, support, and advocacy to University of Mississippi students and graduate students who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. The Violence Prevention Program is not a part of the police department, or the Title IX office, and it is a confidential resource for students.

If you have questions about the Violence Prevention Program services, or if you’d like to talk with a confidential Advocate, please call Shelli Poole at 662-915-1059 or email for an appointment.  To learn more about the VPP services go to Violence Prevention Program

The University of Mississippi is committed to a safe campus and community. As part of this commitment, the university strives to provide effective resources and equitable processes to all students involved in sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and stalking.

Sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender or sexual orientation. The University of Mississippi does not tolerate sexual violence. We provide programs and services to educate all members of our campus community about responsible conduct, the meaning of consent, how to report incidents of sexual misconduct, and how to hold individuals accountable for their behavior. This website provides resources and information for the reporting party (complainant), the accused (respondent), faculty and staff, parents and friends. If you have questions or need to talk with someone at the university, please contact the university’s Title IX coordinator, the Violence Prevention Program, or the University Counseling Center. (See contact information.) The university also offers medical services, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations (SANE exams), at the Student Health Center during regular business hours.

Most university employees, including faculty and staff, are required to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator. If you are unsure whether someone can maintain confidentiality, ask before giving details about your situation. If you would like to make a report of sexual misconduct, contact the Title IX coordinator at 662-915-7045 or All complaints of sexual misconduct are handled sensitively and with the appropriate level of discretion.

Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, relationship violence, dating violence, and stalking), and all other forms of sex discrimination are violations of federal law, university policy and contrary to the values espoused in our Creed.