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.

Spotlight

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.

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Chinese acrobat balancing on spears held by additional performers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7 p.m.
Millett Hall

Join us for an evening of high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics. Set in Peking during the Ming Dynasty, Chinese Warriors of Peking tells the true tale of two rival martial arts schools vying for domination. Only the emperor can decide who reigns supreme.

This performance is the first in this year's Presidential Series on Inclusivity, established to promote Performing Arts Series productions that challenge us to "Ask More. Engage Intentionally. Think Differently."

Lecture: Undocumented Migration Project

Jason DeLeon stands near a desert road, with mountains visible in the distance

Thursday, October 18, 2018
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Shriver Dolibois Rooms

Dr. Jason De León, 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) will present Land of Open Graves: Understanding American Politics and U.S./Mexico Border Enforcement through the Lives and Deaths of Migrants. His work combines ethnographic, visual, archaeological, and forensic approaches to understand this violent social process. Read more about the lecture.

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." The afternoon program will feature a student panel discussion on the results of a survey conducted to identify racial myths and reveal insights and experiences of students of color at Miami University.

Bridges Program

Students in the Bridges program perform lab experiments

Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity.

Offered annually in the fall, this program gives students a chance to experience Miami up close and personal by engaging with students and professors in the classroom, eating in our award-winning dining halls, and staying in a residence hall.

 

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services lobby area inviting students to gather and fellowship

Miami's Miller Center for Student Disability Services (SDS) coordinates support services and resources for over 1500 students on Miami's Oxford and Regional campuses.

The Miller Center also works closely with Miami's Disability Studies Program and Students with Disabilities Advisory Council to foster a cultural component that includes literature, documentaries, and other opportunities for fellowship. The Center offers a hot beverage station, a "technology cube" in the lobby with hardware and software, free printing for students, and artwork from local artists with disabilities.

Confucius Institute

Lions Dance Club performing on stage

Established in August 2007, Miami's Confucius Institute arose from a partnership between Miami University and Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China. In addition to fostering an attitude of globalization and multicultural harmony, the Institute is dedicated to promoting the study of Chinese language, culture, and philosophy through such resources as courses, workshops, and cultural events.

Additional opportunities for cultural immersion include a variety of student clubs dedicated to Chinese arts and traditions and the "China Visit Program," a chance to experience Chinese culture and language in Modern China.

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Research, Service, & Partnerships

Myaamia Center Continues Language Revitalization

Team members working at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

A $311,641 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will expand the work of Miami University’s Myaamia Center on revitalizing indigenous languages.

The grant was awarded to Daryl Baldwin, director of the center, and Gabriela Pérez-Báez, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Oregon, for their project titled “National Breath of Life 2.0: Creating a ‘Second Breath’ for Indigenous Language Revitalization.”

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.

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.

 

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

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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
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.