As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.
As part of our commitment to a Liberal Education, the Global Miami Plan promotes coursework designed to provide students with a breadth of information on a range of content areas. The curriculum also provides courses related to diversity and inclusion both within the United States and abroad.
We have found one core area to be especially important because of its effect on all the other areas mentioned—climate. In an effort to assess our strengths and room for growth in this area, we have engaged in periodic climate surveys to inform best practices and next steps. For the latest climate survey report, see 2008 Miami University Campus Climate Survey (PDF 1.5MB).
We invite you to join us in addressing these important areas as we continue to strive to make Miami a diverse and inclusive campus!
As part of our recruitment efforts, we partner closely with the Office of Admission to facilitate a diverse undergraduate student population. As such, we invite you to view the current information on our enrollment.
We truly believe that once our students arrive on campus, our efforts to ensure that they have an enriching academic experience—complete with curricular and co-curricular opportunities—will contribute to their overall student success. This student success contributes to both their year-to-year retention and later, to their graduation. At Miami, we are proud of our recognition in this area and encourage you to review our current student retention rates.
Our office also works to address issues of faculty recruitment and retention. We invite you to view the current diversity statistics for faculty.