Community & Service
"At the University of Mississippi, we have the opportunity and responsibility to move beyond the transformation of individual lives. We must purposefully participate in transforming our community, state, nation and world." - Chancellor Daniel W. Jones
The University of Mississippi offers a rich and diverse array of experiences to appeal to all interests. From ancient artifacts to priceless art, you can find it all at Ole Miss. We are also the leading experts in blues music and offer excellent entertainment at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Our community plays a big role in making Ole Miss a treasured institution.
The University is committed to transforming the state through its service to the public as outlined in the UM2020 Strategic Plan. We repay our community through a commitment to service that spans our hometown, state and nation. Whatever your passion for making a difference in the world and the lives of others, you can find many opportunities at the University of Mississippi.
The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is the University’s coordinating institute for service activity and promoting deeper engagement with the community. The McLean Institute’s Resource Directory lists many of the services the University offers to its students and the public.
The Office of Volunteer Services coordinates and supports volunteer opportunities for students at the University. Students and community members can also find volunteer opportunities with Volunteer Oxford.
Whatever your passion in life, you can find enrichment at Ole Miss.