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General Bulletin 2004-2006

University Policies

To All New Students:

Please keep this catalog —it contains the requirements that you must meet for graduation as you enter Miami University in 2004-2006. Miami, however, reserves the right to make changes to its programs. You are encouraged to check regularly with your academic program adviser for up-to-date information.

Accreditation and Policies

Miami University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
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Miami University is approved by the State of Ohio for the training of veterans.

Miami is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or verterans' status in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Executive Order 11246 and all its amendments, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Ohio Revised Code 4112.02. Any violation of this policy should be referred to the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513-529-7157 (TTY accessible).

The Office of Disability Resources is responsible for coordinating access to programs for individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). Reasonable accommodations are arranged for individuals with physical disabilities by contacting the Office of Disability Resources at 513-529-1541 (TTY accessible). For individuals with specific learning disabilities or AD(H)D, please contact the Bernard B. Rinella Jr. Learning Assistance Center at 513-529-8741.

The information contained in this Bulletin is subject to change. No part of this Bulletin should be construed as a contract or offer to contract. This Bulletin is intended only as an informational guide to Miami University. It is the student's responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental, divisional, and university levels.

University Statement Asserting Respect for Human Diversity

Miami University is a multicultural community of diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds, national origins, religious and political beliefs, physical abilities, ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Our educational activities and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another; and, as members of the university community, we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.

Because of the necessity to maintain this atmosphere, bigotry will not go unchallenged within this community. We will strive to educate each other on the existence and effects of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, religious intolerance, and other forms of invidious prejudice. When such prejudice results in physical or psychological abuse, harassment, intimidation, or violence against persons or property, we will not tolerate such behavior nor will we accept jest, ignorance, or substance abuse as an excuse, reason, or rationale for it.

All who work, live, study, and teach in the Miami community should be committed to these principles that are an integral part of Miami's focus, goals, and mission.

(Note: This statement was adapted from the statement written and published by the University of Southern California, Student Affairs Division. Miami University is grateful to the University of Southern California for allowing us to use their statement as a model.)


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