The student handbook was known as The Drawl from approximately 1954 to 1978. There are no existing records to indicate the reason for adopting The Drawl as the handbook’s name, but an inference can be drawn from the fact that the school’s name included the word “Southern,” and what do Southerners do if not drawl?


The Alumni Association revived The Drawl in 2002 to ensure that the traditions and history of Southern Miss are preserved and passed on to all future Golden Eagles. 

Click here to view a PDF of The Drawl.