The University of Mississippi
Office of the University Attorney

Record Retention

All records (created, received, or maintained) by departments during their operations belong to the University and are retained and disposed of according to University policy. Storing records efficiently reduces cost and litigation exposure, improves service, and meets accountability commitments (internal or external audit).

Examples records include academic files, administrative files, student files, correspondence, books, papers, letters, memoranda, forms, charts, reports, maps, photographs, films, microfilm, microfiche, electronic files and data processing output in media, and sound recordings.

Do not dispose of any University records until the stated minimum retention period has elapsed.

Univerisity Policy Regarding Record Retention

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