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Student Support and Retention

The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement (CICCE) is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment to complement the academic experience, connect and engage students with the university community, and provide opportunities for success in a multicultural society. Since 2014, the CICCE has implemented mentoring and other support programs to aid in the growth and retention of underserved students. These programs are among the equitable, innovative solutions implemented to promote student success at the University of Mississippi.

Programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • UM CONNECT Mentoring
  • IMPACT Peer Mentoring
  • Leadership Fellows
  • Brother 2 Brother Leadership Retreat
  • Barbershop Talks
  • Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund 
  • Celebration of Achievement

For more information on student support and retention programs in CICCE, please email