Academic Support and Other Resources for Students with Disabilities

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Professor Coates talks to students in a MUM classroom
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Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center (RLC)

306 Shriver Center

(513) 529-8741

While SDS provides mandated accommodations for students with disabilities, the Rinella Learning Center (RLC) provides programs and services which are organized to help all students with varied academic preparation and backgrounds learn to do what is necessary to perform inside and outside the classroom. Services available through RLC include test proctoring services,  tutoring, academic coaching and academic counseling, workshops and access to professional learning specialists.

Howe Center for Writing Excellence

King Library, 1st Floor

(513) 529-6100

The Center’s primary goals are to 1) foster a culture of writing in which students welcome the writing instruction they receive in their courses, seek additional opportunities to write outside of class, and strive continuously to improve their writing skills, 2) help faculty increase the amount and quality of writing instruction and practice that students receive throughout their studies at Miami, 3) help faculty tap writing’s tremendous potential for assisting students in mastering the content and thinking processes their courses are designed to teach, and 4) assure that all students have ample help outside of their classes as they strive to improve their writing.

One Stop for Student Success Services

Campus Avenue Building

(513) 529-0001

The One Stop serves as the virtual and in-person one stop service center for the Miami University community by providing in-person, telephone, email, online and outreach student-centric services. The One Stop provides essential information, answers questions, counsels and provides problem resolution for current and former students, parents/families, alumni, faculty, staff, various departments, and the broader university community in the areas of registration, enrollment, financial aid, student records, billing, and payment.

Campus Services Center

34 Campus Avenue Building

(513) 529-5000

SDS works closely with the Campus Services Center to ensure an accessible and comfortable living environment for students with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations in your residential living at Miami, including accommodations for food allergies, please have that information included in your documentation submitted to SDS that outlines the accommodations needed. This information should be submitted to SDS as early as possible to allow time for evaluation and implementation.

Parking and Transportation

34 Campus Avenue Building

(513) 529-2224

Individuals are welcome to park on campus with their state issued disability placard. The placard must be displayed in conjunction with a current Miami University parking pass. For more information about campus parking options, please contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 513-529-8535. For more information about obtaining a state issued disability placard, please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for your state of residence.

Miami University also offers bus service operated by the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA). All BCRTA buses are accessible. BCRTA routes are available throughout campus as well as connecting to the regional campuses and neighboring communities. If, for a reason related to a disability, a student is not able to ride the fixed bus route, the student may be eligible for the BCRTA Paratransit Service. For more information about their BCRTA bus or paratransit service, contact 513-785-5237 or visit their website at

Campus maps that detail accessible entrances, campus curb cuts, as well as accessible bus routes are available at the Parking and Transportation website. Campus maps can be provided in alternative format upon request.

Student Counseling Services

195 Health Services Center

421 S. Campus Avenue

(513) 529-4634

Miami's Student Counseling Service provides primary, secondary, and tertiary level interventions in an effort to achieve and/or maintain a mentally healthy status for each student and to create a learning environment that facilitates and supports that status.

Office of Residence Life

211 Warfield Hall

(513) 529-4000

The Office of Residence Life collaborates with other offices to facilitate students' successful adjustment to and transitions through their collegiate experience. We strive to provide a safe and supportive environment promoting academic success, personal development, involvement in campus life, and understanding of intercultural issues, and we support the University's commitment to building citizen leaders for the future.

Student Health Services

Health Services Center

421 S. Campus Avenue

(513) 529-3000

(513) 529-1892 (Fax)

The Miami University Student Health Service (SHS) provides outpatient care to all eligible students. Eligible students include anyone from the Oxford or regional campuses who are enrolled in at least one class. The SHS staff includes full-time physicians, certified nurse practitioners and a nursing staff to provide quality outpatient care to the students of Miami University. SHS services include general medicine and injury care, gynecology, immunizations, laboratory and pharmacy. All of the SHS services must be ordered by a SHS clinician. The goal of SHS is to provide both medical care and education that supports a healthy college experience.

Career Center

45 Armstrong Center

(513) 529-3831

SDS works closely with the Center for Career Exploration and Success to empower undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. Career Services prepares students to deepen their self-knowledge, enabling them to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.

Women*s Center

2030 Armstrong Student Center

(513) 529-1510

The Women*s Center supports and empowers women, educates the campus about women's issues, and helps the University achieve positive institutional change related to gender equity. The Women*s Center provides resources and services, programs and events, expertise and activism, opportunities for engagement and leadership, and welcoming space.

Office of Diversity Affairs

2030 Armstrong Student Center

(513) 529-6504

The Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) and LGBTQ+ Services provide direct support to diverse populations, social justice through diversity education, and multicultural programming and campus resources on issues of diversity. ODA welcomes all students to a wide range of programs and to their space in The Cultural Center on the 2nd Floor of the Armstrong Student Center.