Group picture of more than 100 greek students and community members, prepared for a day of service
A blue bedsheet banner advertising free ice cream at an upcoming event.
Group of 15 students sitting in a circle on the grass at Orientation
Welcome sign on Tappan Hall for Freshman move in, Fall 2014.
Two students, visible through the yard game Ladder Toss, enjoying the game.
Class of 2018 makes the Miami M at Yager Stadium

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Miami University serves the university community - students, parents, faculty, staff, and visitors - through our 18 departments. We support and engage students in all aspects of their life outside of the classroom.

Our core purpose is to prepare students for a life of engaged and ethical citizenship and leadership through experiential student development and learning.

Strategic Commitments

To help us support and advance the mission and goals of the University, we have developed a set of priorities to guide our daily work. 

Belonging

The Division of Student Affairs works to create an inclusive environment where each student feels welcomed and feels a sense of belonging at Miami.

Support

The Division of Student Affairs supports students’ learning by providing a welcoming, safe, and caring environment that allows them to develop the skills they need to define and achieve their life’s goals.              

Engagement

The Division of Student Affairs creates an experiential learning environment where students are engaged in activities and experiences that contribute to their broader education and development. 

Community

Student Affairs works to help students connect with and contribute to the Miami community, on and off campus.

Stewardship

Student Affairs strives to be proactive and innovative in developing and using our human, physical, and financial resources while providing the highest quality service to our students and the Miami community.

Each of these five strategic areas link directly to Miami 2020, and they serve as a daily reminder of where we in Student Affairs need to place our energy and our resources to achieve our goals.