In high school, I was active in student government. How can I get involved at Miami?
Associated Student Government (ASG) strives to represent the student's point of view at Miami. There is a Student Senate, elected from on- and off-campus districts. On-campus elections are held at the beginning of the year, and off-campus elections are held at the end of the preceding year. The student body is led by 13 cabinet members that are elected the previous spring and given specific responsibilities. You do not necessarily have to be elected to get involved with ASG. You have many opportunities to volunteer for ASG committees, offices, or special projects.
Stop by the ASG office in 374 Shriver or email muasg@MiamiOH.edu for more information. Thank you for your interest in leadership and service at Miami. It will prove to be one of the most rewarding experiences during your time here.
What other leadership opportunities are available?
Miami has a deep commitment to developing leadership potential in our students. Some of these opportunities include the "Emerging Leaders" living learning community (for any first-year student), the annual Perlmutter Leadership Conference (all are welcome via registration), LeaderShape (an intensive six-day leadership development retreat), and the Scholar Leader Program (a residence-hall-based program for upperclass students to explore leadership and service).
If you're into planning big events, you might want to serve on Campus Activities Council, Miami Entertainment, or the Lecture Series Committee. These groups coordinate things like Homecoming, Parents Weekend, events at the Shriver Center, and speakers who come to campus.
Or you might want to look into serving on one of the university committees. Students sit on the University Senate, the Sustainability Committee, and a host of other groups. ASG is currently overseeing funding, elections, communications, student/community relations, lobbying, the Diversity Affairs Council, the Academic Affairs Coalition, and the presidential staff committee, among many.
We have more than 400 student organizations that offer the chance for you to gain leadership skills and insights. For more information, visit MiamiOH.edu/hub.