The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies researches, educates, and advocates for diversity, social justice, racial and gender equality, and the rights of the LGBTQ community. We reject any action that, intentionally or not, contributes to the creation of a climate of fear and hostility, and we condemn the racist, white supremacists, xenophobic, homophobic, and sexist hate speech and acts that continue to mar civic life, most recently in Charlottesville. The national pattern of harassment and violence against women, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, and the LGBTQ community are unacceptable in our university community.
To all those feeling vulnerable, please consider the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies as a sanctuary. Our classes, offices (located on the 3rd floor of Lamar Hall), and affiliates are resources for you, any time you need them.
At its best, a university is a space to explore difference, to engage with new and potentially radical ideas, to discuss, experiment, debate, and dream. After the recent events in Charlottesville, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies recommits itself to holding the University of Mississippi to the highest ideals of education and equity.