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.


Diversity Week Keynote

Dr. Damon Williams

Wednesday, March 7
6:30 p.m.
Taylor Auditorium, FSB

Save the date for Diversity Week (March 5–9) and Wednesday's keynote presentation by Dr. Damon Williams, '94, M.S. '96. Dr. Williams is a scholar, leader, and educator whose "Inclusive Excellence Tour" engages audiences in a unique TED Talk-like conversation about the most cutting-edge ideas regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leadership today.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Continuing the Dream in 2018 promotion with a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Continuing the Dream in 2018

On the morning of Monday, January 15, 2018, members of the Miami community came together to celebrate of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to read the inspirational message delivered by Dr. Rodney Coates, professor of Global and Intercultural Studies.

2017–18 Theatre Season

Occupy Empathy, Engage, Embrace, Enlighten

We are constantly bombarded with the message that ours is a divided country, a divided world, and we do not know how to speak across our differences any longer. This year's theatre season invites you to "Occupy Empathy." Come sit in a room with strangers, unplug from your world for a few hours, and open yourself to the unknown. That is how conversations begin. We look forward to seeing you in the theatre and being a part of our 2017–18 season

Undergraduate Research

Leah Washburn-Moses and Bethany Strauss present a poster of their curriculum plan

Bethany Strauss and her faculty mentor Leah Wasburn-Moses, professor of educational psychology, developed a curriculum for the biological children of prospective foster parents to help prepare them for foster/adoptive children in their home.

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

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.

EHS Peddles Public Health through Grass Roots Community Activism

Students on bikes gather at the ribbon cutting for the new bike paths in Oxford.

Part of an ongoing health-based research and community engagement project between the local township, Miami’s College of Education, Health and Society (EHS), and its kinesiology and health students. New bike paths are just a first step towards improving community health. 

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.

Opening Minds Through Art improves quality of life for elders

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.

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 and Wellness

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 and Anxiety Management 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.

Just in Case (Mobile App)
From eReadia LLC, this tool is intended to provide a quick connection to support and emergency response resources for students encountering a mental health crisis or responding to the needs of a friend in crisis.

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.