Code of Love and Honor: I Am Miami

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. In 2002, the Board of Trustees approved a Values Statement for Miami to define what Love and Honor has long meant to us:

Miami University is a scholarly community whose members believe that a liberal education is grounded in qualities of character as well as of intellect. We respect the dignity of other persons, the rights and property of others, and the right of others to hold and express disparate beliefs. We believe in honesty, integrity, and the importance of moral conduct. We defend the freedom of inquiry that is the heart of learning and combine that freedom with the exercise of judgment and the acceptance of personal responsibility.

The Code of Love and Honor is a personalized pledge derived from our Values Statement. Its first line is "I am Miami," signifying that each and every one of us, through our choices, and supporting and caring for each other, contributes to who we are and what we aspire to be—individually, yes, but also collectively—as Miamians.