We're proud of our students 为 who they are, what they've done and what they stand 为.
USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate 研究 Fellowships, while also leading 小姐issippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists.
Home to the 金雕, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
的 USM Drapeau Center 为 Undergraduate 研究 was established in October 2011. 的 overall mission of the center is to enhance the undergraduate experience by promoting and supporting student-faculty collaborations in research, creative projects and scholarship.
的 benefits of active participation in faculty-mentored research are myriad both to the student experience and the university 社区 at large.
的 University’s motto “宝博体育官网登顶!” represents a common sentiment among 忠实的宝博体育官网. 的 phrase represents our desire 为 the best 为 the University constituency, whether in the classroom, on the playing field or in the 社区.
“登上顶峰”!” Is our call to action, an expectation and a challenge: to be determined and persistent; to always give maximum ef为t, regardless of what the odds or others say; to commit to worthwhile pursuits; to expect results; and to never, ever quit.
Pride in Our History and 传统
We have plenty of black and gold spirit and a rich history spanning more than 100 年.
Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 146 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation.
As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $663 million 横跨整个州. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in 小姐issippi.
的 traditions of 的 University of Southern 小姐issippi are deeply treasured. 的 Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Student Alumni Association, take a lead role in promoting and advancing these customs, ceremonies and celebrations of Southern 小姐. Alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and fans of the 金雕 are invited to regularly take part in the traditions of the University.
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Inspired from the beauty of nature’s field of Black-Eyed Susans, black and gold have been Southern 小姐’ colors since the beginning.
Over the 年, Southern 小姐 has experienced an evolution of mascots. 金雕 was chosen officially as the athletic teams’ name in 1972. Our mascot is Seymour d’Campus, an individual in a Golden Eagle costume.
的 University of Southern 小姐issippi is a 社区 of engaged citizens, operating as a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting research university serving 小姐issippi, 为国家，为世界. 的 University is dedicated to scholarship and learning, integrating students at all levels in the creation and application of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach, and service.
的 University nurtures student success by providing distinctive and competitive educational programs embedded in a welcoming environment, preparing a diverse student population to embark on meaningful life endeavors.
的 University of Southern 小姐issippi aspires to be a model student-centered public research university that prepares students to thrive in a global society by providing high quality programs and trans为mative experiences in a 社区 distinguished 的包容性.
的 mission of the institution is supported by the following values:
- 研究 and instructional excellence focused on student success at all teaching sites and through campus-based and distance education
- Student engagement that fosters personal growth, professional development, and a lifelong 健康承诺
- An inclusive 社区 that embraces the diversity of people and ideas
- Institutional governance that respects academic freedom and faculty inclusion
- A campus culture characterized by warmth and mutually-supportive connections among students, faculty, staff, and alumni
- An approach to academics, research, and personal conduct based on integrity and civility
- An evolving curriculum that fosters lifelong curiosity and critical thinking
- Community participation that promotes social responsibility and citizenship