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Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation

The Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation is Miami's interdisciplinary hub for student engagement with issues of social justice within the context of global change. Programming through the Western Center encourages students and faculty from every subject area to explore complex questions and to seek solutions with community partners in the public and private sectors. This initiative honors the rich history of social activism on the Western campus by energizing today's students with a spirit of social responsibility.


The Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation is open to students of all majors across Miami, though it is closely tied to the Western Program for Individualized Studies. The Western Program is dedicated to developing students as independent thinkers with the skills to address the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

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western graduate speaking at graduation

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Annual Report

The Western Center invites you to review its Annual Report, in order to better understand the scope, scale, and audience of its programming.

Services and Programs

The Western Center provides a number of student services and hosts formal programs for both the Western Program for Individualized Studies and WCSII.

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Give to the Western Center

"We are proud to support the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation, strengthening the bonds between the extraordinary education at Western College for Women and the academic excellence that continues to distinguish Miami University today. The commitment to social justice is embedded in Miami's core values of Love and Honor, and we look forward to empowering new generations of Miami students to live out those values in today's world."

- Miami University President Gregory Crawford

Billy Simms and Jacque Daugherty outside of Peabody Hall, location of the Western Center
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Dr. Jacqueline Daugherty

Director, Western Center

Billy Simms

Coordinator, Western Center