Student Health and Safety

Supervision of Minors

The University of Mississippi and the Office of Pre-College Programs values the safety of all of our students. Our staff and counselors undergo extensive training and complete background checks before our summer camps and programs begin. Our office has policies and guidelines set in place to effectively supervise and ensure the safety of all students under our care. For more information on the University of Mississippi’s policy, please visit this web page.

Health Care Facilities

Students in many of our summer programs are not allowed access to the Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval.

International and US resident students’ first choice for non-emergency health care is the Health Center located on campus at the V.B. Harrison building. The Student Health Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays.

There is not an after hours medical clinic in Oxford, so students requiring emergency medical care after 7 p.m. and before 9 a.m. are transported to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with parent’s approval.

Safety on campus

The safety and security of all students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus are of great importance to the University of Mississippi.

The University of Mississippi Police Department (UPD) is a full-service state accredited and CALEA recognized law enforcement agency operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. UPD is responsible for campus police and security related matters.

UPD officers, who have arrest powers and are armed, routinely conduct vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle, and foot patrols on campus and enforce state laws as well as university policies and regulations. UPD works closely with other community law enforcement agencies such as OPD (Oxford Police Department) and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department to receive reports of criminal activity at off-campus student residences/events whose participants are university students.

The Ole Miss campus is rated year after year as one of the safest campuses in the nation; however, it is important to observe safety precautions to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Some measures to take are:

  • Lock your door, even when you intend to return shortly or even if you are just going down the hall.
  • Do not leave valuables lying out in plain sight. Record the serial number of your valuables and keep them locked in your dorm room.
  • Do not let strangers in the dorms or premises
  • Do not prop open outer doors.
  • Avoid walking by yourself, especially at down.
  • Avoid shortcuts and dark, isolated areas.
  • Keep to well lit, commonly travelled routes.
  • Avoid potentially dangerous situations.
  • If you feel threatened, cross the street, locate an emergency phone, or enter an office, a store, or place of business even if you have just left it.
  • Have your phone handy and your ID card on you at all times.
  • Lock bikes to bike racks with hardened-alloy locks and chains or u-shaped locks to prevent thefts.
  • Always lock your car if you bring one to campus.
  • Look into your car before getting in. Lock doors and roll up windows once inside for protection.
  • Never pick up strangers
  • Drive to a police, fire station or open place of business if you feel you are being followed.
  • Do not stop to help occupants of stopped or disabled vehicles. Continue driving to the nearest phone and call assistance for them.

In case of emergency

Emergency UPD phone number: 662-915-4911
Non-emergency UPD phone number: 662-915-7234