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Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Together, we can create equitable opportunities for all at UM

This Giving Day, you can invest in a more equitable and engaged university, community and world.

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DCE) supports the mission of the University of Mississippi by transforming people, institutions and communities through engagement that fosters belonging, enriches learning and development, enhances research and creates equitable opportunities for all.

In January 2021, the university unveiled the steps to achieve the mission of DCE. In “Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institutional Strategic Plan,” the university committed to implement initiatives that advance the following overarching goals over the next five years:

    Advance institutional capacity for equity

    Cultivate a diverse and equitable community

    Foster an inclusive campus climate

By taking this responsibility seriously and plotting a principled and measurable path forward, the University of Mississippi can play a role in setting an example for the nation and the world – and all of our stakeholders have a role to play, whether through engaging on campus or offering financial support.

Students have taken the lead to achieve these goals. The senior class of 2021 has partnered with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement within DCE to contribute to UM’s Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund as its senior class gift. This fund will provide grants to students in need who actively promote diversity, inclusion and respect across all of our campuses.

The Class of 2021 has already raised more than $20,000 for the Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund. You can designate your Giving Day contribution to DCE through the senior class’ initiative, which managed to achieve this groundbreaking total in the middle of a pandemic that disrupted their last two years at UM.

The University of Mississippi is a place where people can unite to celebrate our similarities and our differences. On Giving Day, we prove that the University of Mississippi family is better together. Let’s all work as one to support the initiatives of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Together, WE are Ole Miss.

Please celebrate Giving Day by making a gift! Thank you!


$25,000
Black Student Union Challenge
An anonymous donor has stepped forward with remarkable support for the Black Student Union in honor of the Ole Miss 8. This individual is also encouraging alumni and friends to support the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. When 30 gifts are made to any of the DCE giving initiatives, the donor will contribute $25,000. Please help create one of the most inclusive campus environments around by helping unlock these transformational funds.
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Russell's Final Countdown Prize!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 4 p.m. and 5:48 p.m. on April 14 will earn an additional $1,100, thanks to the generosity of Gail Russell (BA 76) of Louisville, KY. Act now by making a gift and help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds.
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $1,100 University Bands 25
2 Student Affairs 8
3 School of Engineering 4
4 Love your Department 3
5 University Museum and Historic Houses 3
6 School of Education 3
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council 2
8 William Magee Center 2
9 Student Disability Services 2
10 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 2
11 Campus Recreation 2
12 School of Applied Sciences 2
13 Patterson School of Accountancy 1
14 College of Liberal Arts 1
15 Ole Miss First 1
16 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 1
17 School of Business 1
18 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 1
19 School of Pharmacy 1
20 University Libraries 1
21 University Health Center 1
22 Croft Institute for International Studies 1
23 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 1
24 The Ole Miss Fund 1
25 Career Center Gifts 1
26 Excited about STEM 0
27 Skilling Up 0
28 University Counseling Center 0
29 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
30 Veterans and Military Services 0
31 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 0
32 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
33 Associated Student Body 0
34 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
35 Club Sports 0
36 Campus Safety 0
37 School of Law 0
38 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 0
39 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
40 Black Student Union 0
41 Rebel Retention Fund 0
42 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 0
43 Parents Campaign 0
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
45 Graduate School 0
46 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
47 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 0
48 Student Veterans 0
49 Living Music Resource 0
50 Club Sports 0
51 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 0
52 School of Journalism and New Media 0
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Happy Hour Special
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 13 will earn an additional $2,000. Make your gift during this time to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these resources!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Law 30
2 University Bands 18
3 Patterson School of Accountancy 9
4 School of Education 7
5 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 4
6 School of Engineering 4
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council 3
8 Student Affairs 3
9 Fraternity and Sorority Life 3
10 Love your Department 2
11 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 2
12 School of Pharmacy 1
13 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 1
14 University Libraries 1
15 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 1
16 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 1
17 William Magee Center 1
18 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 1
19 School of Journalism and New Media 1
20 College of Liberal Arts 0
21 School of Business 0
22 Ole Miss First 0
23 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 0
24 School of Applied Sciences 0
25 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
26 Graduate School 0
27 University Museum and Historic Houses 0
28 Career Center Gifts 0
29 University Health Center 0
30 Student Disability Services 0
31 University Counseling Center 0
32 Campus Recreation 0
33 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
34 Excited about STEM 0
35 Skilling Up 0
36 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
37 Veterans and Military Services 0
38 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
39 Associated Student Body 0
40 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
41 Club Sports 0
42 Campus Safety 0
43 Black Student Union 0
44 Rebel Retention Fund 0
45 Parents Campaign 0
46 The Ole Miss Fund 0
47 Student Veterans 0
48 Living Music Resource 0
49 Club Sports 0
50 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
51 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
52 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 0
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Top Area by Gifts
See which Giving Area has secured the most gifts!
Rank Department Gifts
1 University Bands 289
2 Ole Miss Athletics Foundation 200
3 School of Law 171
4 Student Affairs 158
5 School of Education 141
6 The Ole Miss Fund 108
7 Patterson School of Accountancy 64
8 School of Engineering 59
9 College of Liberal Arts 57
10 School of Pharmacy 52
11 School of Business 50
12 The Ole Miss Women's Council 45
13 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 41
14 Fraternity and Sorority Life 31
15 School of Applied Sciences 23
16 School of Journalism and New Media 20
17 Ole Miss First 18
18 University Museum and Historic Houses 18
19 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 17
20 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 15
21 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 12
22 University Libraries 12
23 Graduate School 11
24 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 10
25 Southern Foodways Alliance 6
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$15,000
Dr. Jesse L. White, Jr. Fund for the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement
Dr. Jesse L. White (BA 66) of Chapel Hill, NC, believes in and supports the vision and work of the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement. Today he is challenging the University of Mississippi family to make 15 gifts in support of this vital campus unit which develops enriching programs and services that support the University’s core value of inclusiveness. When this challenge is met, Dr. White has generously committed $15,000. Help unlock this tremendous gift by investing in plans to create the most inclusive campus environment possible. Please make your gift now! Hotty Toddy!
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The Middleton Lunch Time Special!
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 14 will earn an additional $2,000, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Randle Middleton (BA 82) and Lynda Middleton of Huntsville, AL. Make your gift now to help your favorite area of campus enjoy added resources!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Education 44
2 Student Affairs 32
3 University Bands 23
4 School of Law 22
5 The Ole Miss Fund 18
6 The Ole Miss Women's Council 9
7 Patterson School of Accountancy 8
8 Student Disability Services 8
9 Ole Miss First 6
10 School of Pharmacy 6
11 School of Engineering 5
12 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 4
13 Love your Department 4
14 University Museum and Historic Houses 4
15 School of Business 3
16 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 3
17 School of Applied Sciences 3
18 Graduate School 3
19 William Magee Center 3
20 College of Liberal Arts 2
21 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 2
22 Career Center Gifts 2
23 University Health Center 2
24 Campus Recreation 2
25 University Counseling Center 2
26 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 2
27 Veterans and Military Services 2
28 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 2
29 Fraternity and Sorority Life 2
30 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 1
31 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 1
32 Parents Campaign 1
33 School of Journalism and New Media 1
34 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 1
35 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 1
36 Associated Student Body 1
37 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 1
38 Black Student Union 1
39 Rebel Retention Fund 1
40 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 0
41 Southern Foodways Alliance 0
42 Excited about STEM 0
43 Skilling Up 0
44 Club Sports 0
45 Campus Safety 0
46 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 0
47 Student Veterans 0
48 Living Music Resource 0
49 Club Sports 0
50 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
51 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
52 University Libraries 0
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Early Bird Special
The academic department or school that secures the most gifts between 9 a.m. and noon on April 13 will earn an additional $2,000. Make your gift right away to help your favorite area of campus benefit from these funds!
Rank Prize Academic Giving Area Gifts
1 $2,000 School of Law 81
2 Student Affairs 31
3 School of Education 30
4 University Bands 29
5 William Magee Center 21
6 School of Pharmacy 16
7 College of Liberal Arts 12
8 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 11
9 William Magee Center for Wellness Education 8
10 School of Engineering 8
11 Fraternity and Sorority Life 8
12 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund 7
13 The Ole Miss Fund 6
14 School of Journalism and New Media 4
15 School of Engineering Dean's Fund 4
16 School of Business 4
17 The Ole Miss Women's Council 4
18 Patterson School of Accountancy 3
19 Graduate School 3
20 University Libraries 3
21 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) 3
22 Ole Miss First 3
23 Black Student Union 3
24 Love your Department 3
25 University Museum and Historic Houses 2
26 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund 2
27 Southern Foodways Alliance 2
28 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 1
29 Student Disability Services 1
30 School of Applied Sciences 1
31 Excited about STEM 1
32 University Counseling Center 1
33 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts 1
34 Skilling Up 0
35 Career Center Gifts 0
36 University Health Center 0
37 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience 0
38 Veterans and Military Services 0
39 Campus Recreation 0
40 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies 0
41 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund 0
42 Associated Student Body 0
43 Fraternal Leadership and Learning 0
44 Club Sports 0
45 Campus Safety 0
46 Rebel Retention Fund 0
47 Parents Campaign 0
48 Student Veterans 0
49 Living Music Resource 0
50 Club Sports 0
51 Croft Institute for International Studies 0
52 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf 0
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Total Dollars by Area
See which areas are in the lead with dollars raised.
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Liberal Arts $1,635,460.00
2 Forward Together (Triple Points) $326,040.00
3 School of Education $67,145.00
4 Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts $60,765.00
5 School of Pharmacy $47,510.00
6 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement $42,755.00
7 The Ole Miss Women's Council $39,130.00
8 Patterson School of Accountancy $36,705.00
9 School of Law $26,014.18
10 University Bands $24,524.12
11 School of Business $22,675.00
12 The Ole Miss Fund $18,044.80
13 Track and Field, and Cross Country $17,570.00
14 Ole Miss First $16,215.00
15 Love your Department $11,425.00
16 Dr. Linda Spargo Art & Rowan Oak Fund $7,750.00
17 School of Applied Sciences $6,680.00
18 William Magee Center for Wellness Education $6,155.00
19 School of Engineering Dean's Fund $4,875.00
20 William Magee Center $4,203.00
21 University Libraries $2,751.00
22 Softball $2,455.00
23 Soccer $2,170.00
24 Women's Basketball $2,075.00
25 University Museum and Historic Houses $2,000.00
26 School of Journalism and New Media $1,955.00
27 Graduate School $1,725.00
28 University Health Center $1,585.00
29 Football $1,465.00
30 Carolyn Staton Student Travel Fund $1,410.00
31 Career Center Gifts $1,390.00
32 Capital Building Projects $1,335.00
33 Fraternity and Sorority Life $1,172.00
34 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College $1,145.00
35 Grove Grocery (Food Bank) $1,140.00
36 Living Music Resource $1,100.00
37 University Counseling Center $1,040.00
38 Men's Basketball $1,025.00
39 Parents Campaign $1,010.00
40 Student Disability Services $980.00
41 Baseball $890.00
42 Campus Recreation $840.00
43 Club Sports $515.00
44 Southern Foodways Alliance $385.00
45 Men's and Women's Tennis $385.00
46 Center for Student Success & First Year Experience $325.00
47 Excited about STEM $275.00
48 Skilling Up $250.00
49 Croft Institute for International Studies $225.00
50 Christopher C. Holman Fund for Student Emergencies $205.00
51 Veterans and Military Services $203.00
52 Rebel Relief Disaster Fund $200.00
53 Women's Rifle $150.00
54 Black Student Union $125.00
55 Volleyball $125.00
56 Women's Golf $100.00
57 Men's Golf $100.00
58 Student Veterans $100.00
59 Rebel Retention Fund $75.00
60 Associated Student Body $50.00
61 Fraternal Leadership and Learning $50.00
62 Campus Safety $50.00
63 Class of 2020 for Grove Turf $25.00
64 Club Sports $0.00
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