Points of Pride
- Love Red—Live Green: Miami is greener every year. Miami has exceeded a state goal to reduce energy consumption/gross sq. ft. by 20% since 2004. For fiscal year 2014, Miami's energy footprint was reduced 21.82% through commitments such as constructing buildings for LEED certification, geothermal heating/cooling of several new and renovated halls, streamlining, making strategic energy purchases and scheduling rooms to minimize utility use.
- Miami was included in the Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges for 2015, which noted our walkable campus, new bike paths, expanded transit, a major shift to geothermal heating and cooling, a comprehensive storm water master plan and a commitment to the purchase of local/organic food.
- Miami has completed a number of new facilities in recent years including a new student center, four new residence halls, two new food service facilities, and an upgrade of the amenities, safety, and capacity of Miami's existing housing and dining facilities. (2016)
- Miami University ranks 18th among private and public colleges nationwide for its dining programs, according to thedailymeal.com’s annual list of the “Best Colleges for Food in America” (2015). Western Dining Commons, known for specialty stations such as Allergen Free, was recently selected as one of the top 36 dining halls in America by Spoon University. Miami also earned an "A" on the 2015 Vegan Report Card compiled by Peta2.
- Since 2004, Miami’s dining services has won more than 50 culinary awards from the National Association of College and University Food Service than any other university in North America, including nine grand prizes and 15 gold prizes in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Competition.