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USM President: "Happy to confirm" nondiscrimination policy in light of legislation

Dr. Rodney Bennett Photo Credit: USM Dr. Rodney Bennett Photo Credit: USM
HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The University of Southern Mississippi President has released a statement regarding The Religious Accommodation law. 

The law allows private businesses to refuse service to the LGBTQ community based off of their religious background and beliefs.

Rodney Bennett's statement read: 

The Executive Committee of the University’s Faculty Senate has asked if I would reaffirm our institutional nondiscrimination policy in light of recent legislation impacting our state.  In addition, the University’s Student Government Association has indicated that their senators are drafting a related resolution.

I am happy to confirm the University’s continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion, as our path to the top includes a broad spectrum of diverse individuals who challenge each of us to be our best selves and to carry out the mission and vision of The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University’s nondiscrimination policy may be viewed by clicking here.

Rodney D. Bennett
President

Mississippi State also released a statement regarding the law on Wednesday. 

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