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Project ended on November 26, at 11:59 PM CST
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You Can Still Give!

Thank you so much to all of our alumni and friends for giving so generously to our campaign. You can still honor Chancellor Vitter, and even though our online project has ended we still gladly accept donations to our permanent fund. As the fund increases we'll be able to provide even more support for UM academics. Please visit Thank you!

Invest in Ole Miss ...

On Nov. 10, 2016, a new era officially begins. Please plan to attend the Oxford-campus ceremony marking the investiture of Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, the 17th chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Additionally, we invite you to be an active participant in this historic occasion by supporting UM academics with your financial contribution to The Ole Miss Fund.

Join other alumni and loyal friends of the University who have already pledged to honor Dr. Vitter and his family while also providing funds that will expand educational opportunities to generations of students, help recruit and retain world-class faculty, and build better programs on all our campuses.  

New Heights of Excellence

"The common thread among all our successes lies in the passion and dedication of our Ole Miss family, whether it's students reaching for their dreams, faculty members working tirelessly to make those dreams possible, or supporters -- like you -- committing resources to help us soar to new heights of excellence."

~ Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter

Together, Our Potential is Unlimited

Your outstanding support enables Ole Miss to continue to grow and thrive across all schools and colleges. To continue our momentum, we must build upon and strengthen our foundation of excellence. To that end, our goal is to connect your values and interests with the greatest needs of our beloved university. Your contribution will benefit the academic community as a whole, making a difference in lives and communities through the powerful impact of higher education. Working together, our potential is unlimited.

Depth of Commitment

"Sharon and I are constantly inspired by the depth of commitment we see in you, the donors who support the University of Mississippi. Your collective efforts move Ole Miss forward. We encourage you to continue your support by investing in The Ole Miss Fund. Together, we will write the vibrant, next chapter in the life of our university."

~ Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter

Ole Miss Loyal

Enthusiasm and generosity are hallmarks of the Ole Miss family. Let's continue to show our state and nation that the University of Mississippi faithful are committed to a future of academic excellence, supported by outstanding people whose unique talents and innovations are elevating the quality of life for citizens worldwide. Thank you for your continued willingness to be engaged in the life of your university.

Please Give, Please Share!

Please accept this opportunity to symbolically stand with Chancellor Vitter and his family in support of transformative higher education. Be part of this momentous occasion by making your contribution to The Ole Miss Fund today. (Suggested donation levels are located on the right side of this page.)

In addition to supporting our project financially, please help us even further by sharing our project with your family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Become a #17UMchancellor ambassador by sharing #InvestInOleMiss today!

Like and follow The Ole Miss Fund on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for announcements and updates! Thank you for your support!

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17th Leader in UM History

The Ole Miss family is proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter as the 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. This nationally respected academic leader will take Ole Miss to even greater heights of excellence. Welcome Chancellor Vitter and First Lady Sharon Vitter!


R1 Research Status

The University of Mississippi earned “R-1 Doctoral Universities — Highest Research Activity” Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing Ole Miss among the top 2.5% of universities nationwide. We joined prestigious schools like Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins.


Chancellor turns 61

Chancellor Vitter turns 61 on Nov. 13, 2016 -- just two days after his inauguration. We're thrilled that he celebrates this birthday with his Ole Miss family. Happy Birthday, Dr. Vitter!


100 Majors & Programs

Did you know the University of Mississippi offers over 100 academic majors and other programs? With their Ole Miss degrees and leadership training, our remarkable alumni are transforming lives around the globe.


168 years of Graduates

For 168 years, Ole Miss has been producing stellar graduates. In that span of time, they have made tremendous contributions, such as proving one of Einstein’s theories and paving the way for lung transplants. Can't wait to see what's next!


250 Organizations & Clubs

Ole Miss students benefit from involvement in more than 250 organizations and clubs, where they can hone their skills as leaders and engaged citizens. Leadership development has long been a hallmark of the "Ole Miss Experience."


500+ LinkedIn Connections

Chancellor Vitter keeps stakeholders engaged and informed. He believes good communications builds trust, positive relationships, and best solutions. In addition to his website (, he turns to social media. Join him on LinkedIn and more!


JSV's 1st Anniversary

On 10-29-15, Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter was unanimously named Chancellor by the College Board. Celebrate the first anniversary of this new era at Ole Miss with a gift to bolster academics and our academic standing.


Flagship University

Ole Miss opened its doors to students in 1848 and is now nationally recognized for its innovative and challenging academic programs. Our thanks go to deeply dedicated alumni and friends who provide private funds to strengthen academics.


Five-Year New Freshman Trends

It wasn't long ago that Ole Miss freshmen numbered around 2,500 but now the class has grown to around 4,000! Private support has led to expansion and innovation in academic programming, which has attracted more and more students.


5,000 Facebook Friends

Let's get @JeffVitter up to the maximum 5,000 friends on Facebook! Engage in the conversation about Ole Miss' future. Friend request Dr. Vitter today! He's such an accessible leader!


7,500 Twitter Followers

We love that our Chancellor tweets! Let's get @UMchancellor up to 7,500 followers on Twitter. His tweets are an awesome way to get connected and stay up to date with the latest Ole Miss happenings. Follow him today!


10,000 Ole Miss Fund Donors

This year our goal is to see 10,000 donors support The Ole Miss Fund! Gifts to this annual giving program undergird every aspect of Ole Miss academics. All sizes of gifts combine to create powerful resources for immediate use.

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