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Equal Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance
University of Mississippi


The University of Mississippi’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance (EORC) is responsible for compliance with federal laws and regulations pertaining to the fair treatment of faculty, staff, and students, which includes the application of Title IX and Title VII, and upholds equal employment opportunity to ensure equal access to the University. Accordingly, EORC is also responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination and serves as a liaison between the University and federal enforcement agencies concerned with equal opportunity and non-discrimination. EORC is additionally responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the University’s Affirmative Action Program.

Unlawful Discrimination

The University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Veteran status, or
  • Genetic information.

Employees, students, applicants for admission or employment, or other participants in University of Mississippi programs or activities who believe they have been discriminated against or harassed are entitled to seek relief through the Office of Equal Opportunity & Regulatory Compliance.

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Please direct any comments/questions regarding our website to: Specific questions regarding Title IX, Affirmative Action, employment discrimination or harassment may also be directed to You may also contact:


Kimberly DeVries – Director of EORC 

Honey Ussery – Assistant Director of EORC/Title IX Coordinator

Billy Benson – Assistant Director of EORC