Effective Fall 2015, the University of Mississippi implemented a Game Day and Game Day Activities and Events policy for students. The purpose of this policy is to promote good sportsmanship so that members of the community, and our guests, can have a safe and enjoyable experience while observing and participating in athletic events and related activities. Students found responsible for violating this policy are at risk of losing their privilege to attend sporting and athletic events for the entire academic year.
The new policy can be found on the university policy directory and below:
Game Day and Game Day Activities and Events
On game day and during game related activities and events, students will demonstrate respect for the dignity of each person, civility, and integrity by honoring university policies. Examples of game day and game related activities include, but are not limited to, the following: pre-game activities and events, being present at game venues, walking to and from game venues, being present in the Grove on game days, walking to and from the Grove on game days, post-game activities or events, etc.. On game day and at game related activities and events, students arrested or issued a University Citation for criminal behavior by the University Police Department will be subject to student conduct charges and proceedings.
If the receipt of a university citation leads to a student being found responsible for violating a related University policy through the university conduct process, the student will receive the following minimum sanctions:
Student’s first offense – A fine not to exceed $200 and/or community service, and students will receive a warning.
Student’s second offense – A fine not to exceed $225 and/or community service, and students must complete a fan conduct course and pay related fees associated with the course. The fan conduct course must be completed before students can attend the next athletic or sporting event. A certificate of completion must be submitted to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct at least 48 hours before the start of the next athletic or sporting event. Students who do not complete the conduct course will no longer be able to attend athletic and sporting events until the course is completed. Also, students may be subject to additional conduct charges and proceedings.
Student’s third offense – A fine not to exceed $500 and/or community service, and students will lose their privilege to attend all athletic and sporting events for the remainder of the academic year. When a third offense occurs in the summer or late in the Spring semester, the student’s loss of privileges may extend to the following academic year.
Students will receive the above sanctions, in addition to the Minimum Sanctions for Alcohol and Other Drugs under DSA.SC.300.025, if applicable.
Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct. Inquiries can be made in person by visiting 100 Somerville Hall, via phone by contacting (662) 915-1387, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For tips on how to maximize your game day experience, please reference the Ole Miss Game Day Plan.