Attending college can present unique challenges. It is a time of significant personal growth and decision-making regarding your values, interpersonal relationships, career, and other life goals, within a stressful academic environment. Even the most successful student may experience considerable difficulty with these challenges. Problems often encountered by students include difficulties with academics, interpersonal relationships, family problems, self-identity issues, loneliness, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. The Counseling Center offers services designed to complement the University’s academic mission by assisting students with their personal and educational development through a variety of psychological services. For more information about the Counseling Center, visit counseling.olemiss.edu.
The University of Mississippi is committed to ensuring equal access to an education for enrolled or admitted students who have verified disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) provides reasonable classroom accommodations to verified students with physical and nonphysical disorders.
University policy calls for accommodations to be provided on an individual and flexible basis. It is the responsibility of students with disabilities to seek available assistance from the University by contacting SDS in a timely manner.
University of Mississippi students currently enrolled at the UM-Tupelo campus enjoy identical borrowing privileges and access to electronic resources as students currently enrolled on the main UM campus at Oxford. Included are books, music scores, DVD's, government documents, CDs, films, maps, etc. and online access to over 170 electronic databases, e-books, thousands of full text articles, online subject guides and research help.
Books needed from the UM-Oxford library are delivered by shuttle to the Tupelo campus each week (Monday- Thursday). Articles not available online but held in print or microform, can be scanned and emailed to UM-DeSoto students. Please visit the Interlibrary Loan program's Information for Distance Learners, website and register for these services. An Ole Miss Photo ID with valid barcode is required.
The UM-Tupelo Writing Center is open to all UM students who need help with general writing skills as well as specific writing assignments. The Center is staffed by experienced consultants who have been trained to help others with their writing. Please visit the UM-Tupelo Writing Center Web site located here: http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/tupelo/writingcenter.html