Sexual Violence

The University of Mississippi

Complainant Resources (from

University Resources

All University of Mississippi resources are free with the exception of Psychological Services.

Confidential Advocate

Shelli Poole
Violence Prevention Program

309 Longstreet (Across from Rebel Market)

Phone: 662-915-1059

Provides support and advocacy for survivors; educates the campus on awareness and prevention; serves as a liaison between university departments and local resources

Title IX Coordinator

Honey Ussery
120 Lester Hall
Office: 662-915-7045

Students, faculty or staff who believe they have been the victim of sex discrimination, including sexual assault, may submit a complaint to the Title IX coordinator. The Title IX office is required to investigate any allegations of sex discrimination of which it is made aware and may contact you to ask for more information.

Student Health Center (Confidential*)

Rebel Drive
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-ins
Phone: 662-915-7274

Offers forensic examinations, testing for STIs, HIV and pregnancy; emergency medications and follow-up health care.

University Police Department

Kinard Hall
911 for emergencies
Phone: 662-915-7234

Provides assistance in reporting a crime or information about campus resources.

University Counseling Center (Confidential*)

Lester Hall- 3rd Floor
Phone: 662-915-3784
Fax: 662-915-7831

Offers free individual and group counseling for students, faculty and staff; can help with issues including depression and anxiety.

UM Psychological Services Center (Confidential*)

382 Kinard Hall
Phone: 662-915-7385

Offers therapy and assessment for students, faculty and staff coping with issues such as depression and anxiety; reasonable fees may apply.

Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct

First floor, Somerville Hall
Phone: 662-915-1387

After Title IX investigation is complete, hearings are scheduled in this office; provides for swift resolutions of conduct violations; students may reach out to this office to file complaints.


The Counseling Center, Student Health Center and Psychological Services are granted privilege by Mississippi law. Privilege means that in most circumstances employees in those offices are prohibited by law from sharing your information without your permission. Privilege applies to all individuals over the age of 18, but does not cover minors. In addition to employees with privilege, University of Mississippi policy allows workers in the UMatter: Student Support and Advocacy unit to keep information private in most circumstances. Most other employees on campus are required to report all information about sexual discrimination, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking to the Title IX coordinator.

Additional University Resources

Office of the Dean of Students

Student Union, Suite 422
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-7705
Fax: 662-915-5735

Student Case Manager
Phone: 662-915-7248

Provides support and advocacy for students; serves as a liaison between university departments and local resources.

Department of Student Housing

Minor Hall

Provides students with resources and support on and off campus including but not limited to their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Safe residence hall rooms and/or permanent room changes are provided as a means of support.

Campus Chaplain (Private*)

See additional information for campus ministries.

Community Resources

*Depending on the provider, some costs may be incurred.

Family Crisis Services of NW Mississippi

Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi assists complainants with advocacy and resources in the local community, and will not report to anyone on campus.

Communicare of Oxford

Communicare provides community mental health services to full time Mississippi residents.

Baptist Memorial Hospital

Oxford Police Department

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office

Regional Resources

Religious Community Resources: Clergy at individual churches

Tupelo Crisis Line

Mississippi Statutes

Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation Fund

Mississippi Public Universities Information

Mississippi Community and Junior Colleges Information

University of Mississippi Libraries – Federal Government Agency Information

National Resources

RAINN : Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Clery Center for Security on Campus

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Student by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties (2001).

403 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Fax: 202-245-6840
TDD: 877-521-2172