The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College prepares citizen scholars who are fired by the life of the mind, committed to the public good, and driven to find solutions.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College strives for diversity, equity and inclusion in our academic spaces and within our community. We commit to fostering an environment in which diversity of thought, experiences and identities are welcome, and we recognize the dignity of each person. We recognize the historical context of exclusionary practices in the classroom and beyond at the University of Mississippi, and we commit to ensuring equitable opportunities during students’ SMBHC tenure. Following best practices under the leadership of the National Collegiate Honors Council, we honor our “responsibility to promote the inclusion and success of academically motivated learners from all communities, understanding that each of us holds varied, intersectional identities.”
We endeavor to cultivate citizen scholars, requiring deep personal reflection of our past, transparent reckoning with our present, tolerant consideration of different points of view, civility in discussions and disagreements, and elevation toward the best versions of ourselves. We ask our honors staff, faculty and students to hold us accountable, and know that we hold ourselves accountable through critical self-reflection and self-monitoring.
Related and Resourceful Links
Pathways to Equity
Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
Student Disability Services
Grove Grocery: The UM Food Pantry
University Counseling Center
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies