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Student Resources

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers the following resources from the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Student Services, the Office of eCampus, the individual schools, the Office for Student Success, the Office of Student Financial Services, the Office of Student Accounting, the Office of Enrollment Management, Student and Employee Health, and UMMC Police and Security Department. UMMC believes these services are an important adjunct to the total educational program and essential to the continuing fulfillment of the institution's purpose.

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT — Faculty advisors are an important resource for students. Faculty advisers meet with students in the School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, School of Health Related Professions, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and School of Population Health.

BOOKSTORE — Located in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union building, the Bookstore provides Medical Center students with a selection of textbooks, medical instruments, school supplies, insignia items, computer supplies, and gifts. Additional information is available online, on Facebook, or by emailing

STUDENT SUCCESS – The Office for Student Success provides resources to promote students' excellence and success during professional school, within their academic programs, and as they transition to the workforce. The following services are available.

UMMC STUDENT COMPLAINTS — Students have the right to complain without fear of retribution or retaliation from UMMC or its employees. Students should review the UMMC Student Complaint policy and may submit formal written complaints to the Office for Student Success within the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs using the institutional UMMC Student Complaint Form.

For more information about student complaints, students should review the website Student Complaints.

TITLE IX AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT  UMMC is committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from unlawful discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). For more information on UMMC’s policy, see the UMMC Title IX Sexual Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy. For more information or to report sexual misconduct, visit the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct webpage or email


Student Access to Records — Each year, UMMC informs entering students of their rights of access to their official records as stated in the law. By written request to the Office of Enrollment Management students who are or who have been in attendance may review recorded information maintained by the institution for use in making decisions about students.

Students' Rights and Responsibilities

SCHOLARSHIP AND PROMOTION — Promotion of students is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of each year's work. Promotions within the academic divisions of the University of Mississippi Medical Center are considered on the basis of recommendations by individual instructors, on departmental evaluations, and on the student's total record. The faculty of each of the academic programs has the obligation and right to determine methods for evaluating a student's performance and to evaluate each student individually in compliance with applicable UMMC, school and departmental regulations.

Regulations for all of the programs have their basis in the UMMC's vision to be a great academic health sciences center dedicated to improving lives. Information about the scholarship and promotion policies may be found in each school's section in this Bulletin or student handbooks. Inherent in these policies is the right of students to use the institutional student appeals process to seek redress of decisions involving academic status, disciplinary matters and other areas of student life.

Students dismissed for academic reasons or subjected to disciplinary action may appeal the decision as stated in the letter of notification from the academic program in which the student is enrolled. The institutional executive officer has delegated full authority regarding student appeals to the various academic deans; therefore, the decision of the dean for the program in which the student is enrolled is final. However, if a student provides compelling evidence of incorrect application of the school-specific appeal process, a procedural appeal may be considered at the institutional level.

Students who wish to appeal decisions, in such matters as student financial aid, should contact the appropriate office. Regarding appealing decisions outside of academic dismissal, the student is notified in writing.

In all cases of student appeals, students are free to present pertinent information and material, to have an attorney present, or to bring faculty and other appropriate spokespersons to the appeal hearing. The faculty and administration reserve the right to make changes in curricula regulations when such changes are determined to be in the best interest of the student, the school and the institution.

NON-ACADEMIC DISCIPLINARY ACTION — All enrolled students in any educational program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are expected to conduct themselves in an honest and ethical manner appropriate to a professional student whether on or off campus. Examples of unprofessional conduct include, but are not limited to: dishonesty, cheating, falsifying documents, accessing or divulging protected health information, violating UMMC Information Policy, and knowingly violating any other UMMC policy. Any student who does not meet the standards of professional conduct as defined in his/her school's Student Handbook may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the institution. Students have the right to appeal any adverse disciplinary action as outlined in their school's student handbook.