The University of Mississippi is a community of learning dedicated to nurturing excellence in intellectual inquiry and personal character in an open and diverse environment. As a voluntary member of this community:
I believe in respect for the dignity of each person.
I believe in fairness and civility.
I believe in personal and professional integrity.
I believe in academic honesty.
I believe in academic freedom.
I believe in good stewardship of our resources.
I pledge to uphold these values and encourage others to follow my example.
UM Mission Statement
The University of Mississippi’s mission is to create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge in a free, open and inclusive environment of intellectual inquiry.
Building upon a distinguished foundation in the liberal arts, the state’s oldest university serves the people of Mississippi and the world through a breadth of academic, research and professional programs.
The University of Mississippi provides an academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking; encourages intellectual depth and creativity; challenges and inspires a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students; provides enriching opportunities outside the classroom; supports lifelong learning; and develops a sense of global responsibility.
UM Core Values
In pursuing its mission, the University of Mississippi:
- Reaffirms its identity and purpose as fundamentally academic
- Nurtures excellence in teaching, learning, creativity and research
- Provides the best and most accessible undergraduate education in the state of Mississippi
- Offers high quality graduate and professional programs
- Protects academic freedom and cultivates individual integrity and academic honesty
- Promotes inclusiveness in its student body, faculty and staff
- Requires respect for all individuals and groups
- Fosters a civil community of shared governance and collaborative endeavors
- Practices good stewardship of its resources
- Devotes its knowledge and abilities to serve the state and the world
- Honors the dignity of all employees and compensates them fairly