Group of SAHE students at a Retreat

Involvement

MUSAGA

MUSAGA, which stands for the Miami University Student Affairs Graduate Association, is the student organization for graduate students in SAHE. MUSAGA plans and provides opportunities for SAHE graduate students to transition into grad-school life and living in Oxford. These opportunities allow for cross-cohort connections and fun outside of the classroom/professional environment!​ As a supplement to our SAHE coursework, MUSAGA recognizes the importance of professional development as student affairs educators. We collaborate and host a number of professional development opportunities throughout the year, including resumeé reviews and mock conference workshop presentations. Lastly, MUSAGA provides an outlet for our community to celebrate the many occasions and successes that take place throughout the year!

SAHE Students of Color Caucus

The SAHE Caucus of Color seeks to provide SAHE students of color with professional, academic, personal, emotional, and social opportunities and support that many feel is vital to transition as SAHE graduate students. This group is an initiative to give space to those who experience extra stressors from living in a rural homogeneous population. For some, these stressors could be a direct result of a number of things; transition to Miami/Oxford, classes, workload, missing home, etc. The SAHE Caucus of Color is also a space where students can simply build relationships and connect with other students of color. We meet at least once a month, if not more, and these meetings are very causal.

Study Tour

The SAHE program offers a study tour entitled, "International Perspectives on Student Affairs." Course learning outcomes include (1) identifying cultural elements that affect systems of higher education in the countries studied, (2) comparing and contrasting US and selected countries' student services systems, (3) developing a philosophy of student affairs practice that incorporates global perspectives. SAHE study tours have explored higher education and student affairs in Europe five times and in New Zealand and China once each. They provide rich educational and cultural experiences for participants comprises Miami graduate students, faculty, and staff, and graduate students and professionals from diverse higher educations across the U.S.