About Student Life

Student Life at Miami University serves the university community - students, parents, faculty, staff, and visitors - through our 15 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.

For an overview of the Division of Student Life at Miami, please visit our divisional report guidebook

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. 


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


The Division of Student Life 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.              


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


The Division of Student Life works to help students connect with and contribute to the Miami community, on and off campus.


Student Life 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.