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The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union
The University of Mississippi

First Amendment Resources

Campus Departments and Programs

Bias Education and Response Team (BERT)

While freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas are important to the University  of Mississippi, actions and behaviors that are bias-motivated, prejudiced, or otherwise disrespectful can negatively impact individuals or groups.

Members of the university community who have experienced or witnessed perceived/alleged bias incidents are encouraged to complete this reporting form. This form will give you the opportunity to share the details of the incident including the impact it has had on you and/or others. The Bias Education & Response Team (BERT) will review all submissions to determine appropriate next steps. Our priority is connecting those who have been impacted by bias incidents to the appropriate resources and support.

BERT is not an investigative, adjudicatory, or disciplinary body and does not function in lieu of any disciplinary or complaint processes within or outside of the University.

Diversity and Community Engagement

Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct

UMatter: Student Support & Advocacy

University Counseling Center

Off-Campus Resources

ACLU: Free Speech on Campus

National Constitution Center: Common Interpretation of Freedom of Speech and the Press

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Freedom Forum Institute First Amendment Center