a healthy place to learn and work a healthy place to learn and work

Miami proudly works to sustain and enhance health
and well-being throughout our community.

Environmental, social, occupational, financialEmotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical

Institute for Food


The Institute's sustainable farm integrates hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture, food production, and consumption with health and wellness while applying principles from a diverse range of academic disciplines across the university.

The Institute's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a model of food production and distribution that directly connects producers and consumers. The program allows participants to take home a box each week packed full of fresh, local, organically grown produce.

For more information on the work of the Institute, the CSA program, and additional opportunities for involvement, see Institute for Food.

Student Health

Counselor meets with a student discussing the student's needs.

College can be stressful, and the values of "I Am Miami" inspire our students to support one another in times of need.

If you notice someone who seems lonely, withdrawn, or otherwise suffering from unhealthy lifestyle choices, knowing how and when to report your concern can help you respond appropriately and identify who to call for help. Miami offers a variety of services that reflects our commitment to students' physical, mental, and emotional health.
(Explore services by using the arrows above.)

Counseling helps you understand yourself and your difficulties better and ultimately helps you make healthy choices in your life. All sessions are confidential and no information is released to anyone without permission. (Group Counseling is also available.)

Mental Health Education
From depression and suicide to homesickness and eating disorders, students can learn more about problems frequently encountered during the college years and how to find healthy solutions.

AlcoholEdu for College
All incoming first-year students are required to complete this science-based, interactive, online program, which provides information on alcohol and its effects on the brain, body, and behavior.

Drug and Alcohol Use Treatment
The Student Counseling Service works in conjunction with the Office of Community Standards to provide these assessments to full-time students. (The recommendations are strictly confidential and not a part of the students academic records.)

HAWKS Peer Health Educators
Health Advocates for Wellness Knowledge and Skills (HAWKS) are dedicated student leaders who strive to engage students in the learning process, helping them to see the relevance and the importance of the choices they make in their lives.

Psychiatric Services
Our full-time services include the treatment of psychiatric disorders (anxiety, eating, substance abuse) as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Stress-Less Workshop
This free, one-hour, weekly workshop provides instruction and practice in utilizing evidence-based techniques, including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, and mindfulness.

Student Health Service (SHS)
SHS provides both medical care and education to support a healthy college experience. Staff includes full-time physicians, certified nurse practitioners, and a nursing staff to provide quality outpatient care.

Educational Workshops
Student Counseling Service staff give educational presentations and conduct workshops that address a variety of topics ranging from sexual assault prevention and stress management to career indecision and parent orientation.

3500 athletes participate in Miami's 800 intramural teams.
An estimated 60-70% of students have participated in Rec Center programming.
 1500 athletes participate in Miami's 54 club sports teams.
 Miami University Natural areas boast over 17 miles of hiking trails.
 25% of annual dining budget spent on local products.