One Miami Campus CLimate Survey

Above all, our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive culture.

race/ethnicity • sex/sexual orientation • gender identity/expression • disability
class • age • military status • national origin • pregnancy • religion • veteran status

Blind Spots Training

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate in this self-reflective exercise.


You Are Welcome Here

#YouAreWelcomeHere is a message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. Miami supports this campaign, and we are excited to welcome our international students to Oxford, Ohio!

Our International Student and Scholar Services offers a variety of resources to make your orientation and transition a smooth one. If you need pre-arrival information, help navigating the immigration process, or an appointment with one of our academic advisors, we encourage you to visit.

Wil Haygood's Tigerland to debut at Miami Convocation

Wil Haygood

Friday, August 24, 2018
9 a.m.
Freedom Smmmer Memorial

When he addresses Miami University’s incoming students at Convocation, award-winning author and journalist Wil Haygood (Miami ’76) will speak about Tigerland, a saga of race, politics and high school sports set inside the tumultuous year of 1968-1969. By special arrangement with the publisher, Miami freshmen will be the first to receive copies of this highly anticipated book.

Read more about Tigerland »

UniDiversity Festival


Friday, September 21, 2018
5:30–9 p.m.
Uptown Oxford Parks

Sponsored by Miami's Center for American and World Cultures, the Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival kicks off a month full of activities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Friday's festival features a community information fair, children's animal show and petting zoo, and traditional food that includes Caribbean, Colombian, Mexican, Panamanian cuisines.

Anti-Racist Education

Front page of the Miami Student featuring an article on a meeting between the University administrators and the leaders of BAM 2.0

Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
3–4:30 p.m.
Harry T. Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center

Miami faculty and students are invited to participate in the revival of a historical 1981 anti-racist education initiative, recently titled "Racial Consciousness 101." This initiative consists of panelists surveying students about racial "myths" and then hosting panels to share with these students their own experiences and insights as students of color at Miami University.

Chinese Festival

The evening's cultural celebration featuring a fan dance

Friday, September 28, 2018
2–4 p.m.
Cook Field

5:30–8:30 p.m.
Uptown Oxford Parks

Miami University’s Confucius Institute invites the community to its fifth annual Chinese Festival, which begins at 2:00 with Chinese Martial Art demonstrations and kite-flying activities. In late afternoon, the festival shifts Uptown, where many culture and language booths will be located, followed by cultural performances until 8:30 pm. Join us for this free food and prizes!

Brandon Brooks addresses Class of 2018

Brandon BrooksPhiladelphia Eagles guard and Miami University alumnus Brandon Brooks ’11 addressed graduates and families at Miami University’s 179th Spring Commencement ceremony, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Yager Stadium.

Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Brooks’ community involvement, continued pursuit of advanced higher education, and public support for mental health awareness distinguish him among other NFL stars.

Read more about Brandon Brooks »

Read the Commencement address »

Bridges Program

Students in the Bridges program perform lab experiments

Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit program for high-achieving high school seniors who have a commitment to and appreciation for cultural diversity.

The Accessible Classroom

A teacher assisting a student in the classroom

A new space called the "Accessible Classroom" reflects many of the progressive changes sweeping across the College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS). Its innovative and universal design exemplifies the work of Miami's Disabilities Studies students and Inclusive University Program participants, aimed at transforming culture and providing inclusion and accessibility for all.

Love and Honor in Action

Amber Franklin in her office conversing with her students

Though Professor Amber Franklin has a reputation as an outstanding educator, her dedication to others' well-being extends beyond the classroom to that of the greater community.

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Upcoming Events

Research, Service, & Partnerships

Grant Recipients Share Project Updates

Rainbow-colored silhouettes of people with a heart formed in the middle

In Spring 2017, as part of broader university-wide diversity and inclusion efforts, Miami's Office of the President and the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) issued a special call for proposals to conduct research, scholarship, or creative activities in the areas of social justice, human rights, diversity, and inclusion.

Eight projects were ultimately awarded funding. Read about the the updates on their progress.


Miami and CPS—Partners in Learning

Miami and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are partnering to increase the number of academically talented and diverse students from the region who pursue and complete a college degree. The program ultimately aims to provide CPS’s brightest and best students the opportunity to attend Miami’s Oxford campus to study STEM, business, education, humanities, arts and other in-demand fields. Five first-generation students have been identified to receive a full academic scholarship starting in Fall 2018.

Partnerships for a Better World

Miami students on a study abroad trip to Ghana holding up a Miami University flag alongside a Ghana flag

Miami University actively seek new partnerships to conduct research, create new technologies, shape policy, and educate a talented, diverse, and globally aware pool of students prepared to enter the global workforce, serving the region, state, nation and world. Discover how groups from businesses, community groups, educational institutions, and government agencies are partnering with Miami.

Opening Minds Through Art

OMA, part of the Scripps Gerontology Center, is an intergenerational art program for people with dementia. The program trains nursing home staff to collaborate with high schools, colleges and other service organizations to provide a person-centered visual arts program that taps the elders’ creativity and imagination, rather than their memory.

President Crawford Pledges to Advance Diversity

CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion

President Greg Crawford joined a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch CEO Act!on for Diversity & Inclusion™, more than 100 additional CEOs/presidents have taken the pledge, committing themselves and the organizations they lead.

See how Miami is fulfilling our pledge to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.

Miami and Cincinnati Public Schools—Partners in Learning

Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell sitting with Miami President Greg Crawford

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are partnering to increase the number of academically talented and diverse students from the region who pursue and complete a college degree. Learn more about this exciting pilot program.

Code of Love and Honor

Beyond its place in our beloved Fight Song ("Love and Honor to Miami…") and
its use as a greeting among Miamians around the world, Love and Honor represents Miami values.

Play the Code of Love and Honor video

Play the Code of Love & Honor video

Where We Are

Strategic Diversity Plan

Developing broad Strategic Diversity Goals for the university provides an institutional framework for Initiatives that are global and allows for each unit on campus to have individual buy into the specific/broad goals. More diverse choices and direct actions achieve broader university diversity goals in individual units, greater diversity progress across the institution with greater direct buy in should occur at all levels.

Read more of the Strategic Diversity Plan

Student Body Diversity from 2006-2016


Outreach and Support

Miami in the Community

Miami students pack thousands of meals to send around the world to feed the hungry.

Educational, public, and private institutions are partnering with Miami to establish research, consultation, and service collaborations and to design academic and outreach programs that support quality higher education. We actively seek new partnerships to educate a talented and diverse pool of students prepared for the global workforce, enhancing economic development and improving quality of life. 

Get Involved

Miami student hanging out in the Women's Center

We are committed to cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and applied and service-oriented projects that strengthen our local, state, national, and world communities. Through community outreach and service learning, the Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) in Oxford and on the Regional Campuses can partner with your community to advocate for and enhance the impacts of volunteerism and social change.

Student Health

Counselor meets with a student discussing the student's needs.

College can be stressful, and the values of "I Am Miami" inspire our students to support one another in times of need.

If you notice someone who seems lonely, withdrawn, or otherwise suffering from unhealthy lifestyle choices, knowing how and when to report your concern can help you respond appropriately and identify who to call for help. Miami offers a variety of services that reflects our commitment to students' physical, mental, and emotional health.
(Explore services by using the arrows above.)

At-Risk Training
This interactive online training helps students recognize signs of distress and provides direction to appropriate support services. (At-Risk Training for Faculty is also available.)

Counseling helps you understand yourself and your difficulties better and ultimately helps you make healthy choices in your life. All sessions are confidential and no information is released to anyone without permission. (Group Counseling is also available.)

Mental Health Education
From depression and suicide to homesickness and eating disorders, students can learn more about problems frequently encountered during the college years and how to find healthy solutions.

AlcoholEdu for College
All incoming first-year students are required to complete this science-based, interactive, online program, which provides information on alcohol and its effects on the brain, body, and behavior.

Alcohol and Drug Evaluations and Treatment
The Student Counseling Service works in conjunction with the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution to provide these assessments to full-time students. (The recommendations are strictly confidential and not a part of the students academic records.)

HAWKS Peer Health Educators
Health Advocates for Wellness Knowledge and Skills (HAWKS) are dedicated student leaders who strive to engage students in the learning process, helping them to see the relevance and the importance of the choices they make in their lives.

Psychiatric Services
Our full-time services include the treatment of psychiatric disorders (anxiety, eating, substance abuse) as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Stress-Less Workshop
This free, one-hour, weekly workshop provides instruction and practice in utilizing evidence-based techniques, including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, and mindfulness.


Student Health Service (SHS)
SHS provides both medical care and education to support a healthy college experience. Staff includes full-time physicians, certified nurse practitioners, and a nursing staff to provide quality outpatient care.

Educational Workshops
Student Counseling Service staff give educational presentations and conduct workshops that address a variety of topics ranging from sexual assault prevention and stress management to career indecision and parent orientation.

Safety and Support

Architecture students working inside an incomplete building

The spirit of I Am Miami is one of responsibility--responsibility that prompts action when seeing another person in distress and intervention that can make a difference in the outcome.
(Explore our resources using the arrows above.)

Bias Incident Reporting
If you believe you're the victim of a bias-related incident, find out how to report it and take advantage of available resources.

Campus Safety and Security
Everyone has a responsibility to contribute to the well -being of the community by participating in crime prevention efforts and developing good personal safety habits.

Ethics Point
This program provides a confidential and anonymous method for reporting illegal or unethical conduct that violates Miami's policies.