Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA)
Located within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity Affairs offers direct support to diverse student populations through multicultural programming that centers on academic, professional, and social development. The ODA staff also provides support to faculty and staff through diversity-related training, seminars, and consulation on matters of inclusion.
Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO)
This office provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff and works to achieve this with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved. The OEEO staff works closely with faculty and staff on matters related to equitable hiring practices, ADA compliance for persons with disabilities, and issues of discrimination as well as providing information and training.
Center for American & World Cultures (CAWC)
The Center for American and World Cultures implements programs and activities that celebrate the richness of diversity, both within the United States and abroad. As part of their co-curricular focus, the CAWC supports faculty, staff, and students in efforts to create a richer educational experience while fostering the value of continuous learning about cultures and diverse ideas. The Center also partners closely with faculty and staff to incorporate visiting scholars, lectures, and programs into current courses to provide students with a richer educational experience.
Serving as a platform to internationalize current and future Miami students, the Confucius Institute uses such efforts as their host outreach program to expand the Chinese language and Miami's cultural offerings.
Offering programs and resources that enhance the lives of women at Miami, the Women's Center works to educate the campus about equity and climate issues and the contributions of women and advocates for women's full access to and participation in the institution.
Established in 2007, the AAA-FSA consists of employees of Miami University at the Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford campuses. Its mission includes the following actions:
For more information, visit our website.
As one of the oldest university Black Faculty & Staff associations in the country, the ABGAS has worked for over 40 years to attract and retain diverse faculty and staff at Miami. In addition, the ABFAS strives to create a curriculum representing the Black Diaspora in which we live and a climate that is welcoming to peoples of African descent. The Association works to implement three primary functions:
To learn more about our great history, when regular meetings are held, and how you can join efforts to attract and support Black faculty and staff at Miami, visit our website.
The ALFAS has been formed by Miami University employees (Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford campuses) to foster Latino/a (defined as Luso-Hipanics) representation, improve work conditions, and enrich the social and cultural environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Toward that end, the Association has adopted the following goals:
For more information, visit our website.
The LGBTQ Advisory Group has the role of bringing together several separate constituencies (undergrad/SPECTRUM, grad/HAVEN, faculty and staff/GLEAM) as well as representatives from the regional campuses in order to educate the university community about LGBTQ concerns and to address injustices perpetrated against LGBTQ community members in policy or practice. Originally constituted in 2003 as the LGBTQ concerns committee, the group focuses on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, and works on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community at Miami. The organization's goal is to educate the Miami university community about LGBTQ concerns and address injustices perpetrated against LGBTQ community members in policy and practice.
Past accomplishments include domestic partnership benefits and the creation of a Gender and Sexuality Studies thematic sequence. The group continues to provide opportunities for socializing (including the GLBT Gala in February) and political engagement. Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, is welcome to join.
For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).
If you believe you're the victim of a hate crime, you should report it to the appropriate campus security authorities.
Learn more about Miami's strategies for sexual assault prevention as well as resources for students who have experienced sexual misconduct or assault.
The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity works to investigate and resolve issues through formal and informal resolution procedures.
If you believe you're the victim of a bias-related incident, find out how to report it and take advantage of available resources.
This program provides a confidential and anonymous method for reporting illegal or unethical conduct that violates Miami's policies.
Student Concern Management
If you think a student is experiencing significant distress, use this system to pass along that important information.