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Fraternity & Sorority Life
The University of Mississippi

An open letter to our fraternity & sorority community

September 21, 2021

This letter is intended for the entire community—current and new members, student leaders, chapter advisors, housing corporation members, chapter alumni, national office leadership, and parents of current and new members—because it takes all of us to create and maintain a culture of care and safety.























I believe in respect for the dignity of each person. –The University of Mississippi Creed

To report any concerning behavior, please complete the Hazing Report Form

Recent steps taken at UM to further address high-risk behaviors and safety concerns within our community:

  • Mandatory prospective new member education regarding alcohol/drugs and violence prevention/sexual assault
  • Updates to the event registration process to address safety and help curb high-risk behavior
  • Encouragement to download the EverBridge mobile safety app
  • Offered QPR (Question – Persuade – Refer) training to student leaders
  • Entered multi-year agreement with JED Campus including Healthy Minds Study and strategic plan development
  • Disrupt the Culture program by the Magee Center offered or assigned to organizations to prevent hazing