University of Southern Mississippi

Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

University of Southern Mississippi has been given the speech code rating Green. Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose policies nominally protect free speech. Read more
  • Housing and Residence Life Handbook: Southern Miss Standard

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 1, 2021

    The Southern Miss Standard was developed to embody the values we hope residents possess. At the same time, the university is strongly committed to freedom of expression. Consequently, these principles do not constitute university policy and are not intended to interfere in any way with a resident’s personal freedoms... Read More
  • Policy ACAF-IT-010: Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 1, 2021

    The following activities including, but not limited to, are strictly prohibited: … Any form of harassment via email, messaging service, forum, or social media; whether through language, frequency, or size of messages. Read More
  • Interim Sexual Harassment Policy And Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 1, 2021

    Sexual Harassment Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so objectively offensive, pervasive, and severe that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s educational program or activity. Read More
  • Policy STUA-UNA-012: Free Speech, Demonstration and Protest Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 1, 2021

    1. The University has established high visibility areas on campus in order to facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas. These Free Speech Zones may be used by any person, including non-students and other campus guests: 1. Hattiesburg Campus: 1. Shoemaker Square Fountain (Paved area immediately surroun... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: The Creed at Southern Miss

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: July 1, 2021

    While not a part of the Code of Student Conduct, The Creed at Southern Miss is a statement that was endorsed by the Student Government Association to express how students should ideally interact with each other in a community of diverse ideas and opinions. Students are only subject to disciplinary action based on vi... Read More