Mission and Vision

Core Purpose Statement

The Division of Student Affairs at Miami University prepares students for a life of engaged and ethical citizenship and leadership through experiential student development and learning.

Vision Statement

The Division of Student Affairs at Miami University aspires to be leaders and innovators within the university community and in the field of Student Affairs in creating the best student experience.

Core Values Statement

We hold ourselves accountable to the Miami Values Statement - “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.”  

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


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.              


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.


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


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.