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Our Mission

Miami University strives to be a community that values the contributions of all groups of people. It seeks to support a challenging intellectual environment that embraces a variety of diverse experiences. With the understanding that inter-group relations in both formal and informal settings are necessary to accomplish this goal, the University is committed to developing a Center for American and World Cultures to assist in its efforts to foster a more understanding and inclusive campus environment.

The Center will implement programs and activities, which as its highest priority, will celebrate and value racial, ethnic, religious, social, and lifestyle differences. The objectives of the programming at the Center will be to celebrate the richness of diversity, to complement the students' liberal arts education, to support faculty efforts to create a richer educational experience for students, and to foster the value of continuous learning about cultures and diverse ideas through opportunities for cultural expression and support. It will offer still another point of connection in the effort to link the academic mission and co-curricular activities.

The mission of the Center for American and World Cultures is to provide spaces of investigation and encounter about American and world cultures to build students’ multicultural competencies and prepare them for informed global engagement. The Center for American and World Cultures provides unique opportunities that contribute to making the Miami student experience among the very best in the nation.