Diversity & Inclusion

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Funding and Awards

International Grant In Aid

A limited number of Grant-in-Aid awards are available to students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need. This award is a waiver of 86% of the Non-Resident (out-of-state) surcharge and the Instructional Fee (for both in-state and out-of-state students). There are no stipend payments and no required duties for the recipient of a graduate grant-in-aid.

Aanchtaakia Graduate Fellow

The Myaamia Center at Miami University seeks Indigenous scholars interested in working within the Myaamia Center’s interdisciplinary research and development environment. Applicants must be interested in the preservation and dissemination of Indigenous language, culture, history, ecological perspectives, or related topics that support the continuance and education of Indigenous epistemologies. The fellowship program offers 100% instructional and 50% fee waiver along with a stipend. The fellowship program encourages members of any federally recognized tribe, Alaskan Indian Village, or Native Hawaiian as defined by the U.S. Government’s Federal Register to apply to this program.


Jazz Reception

The Jazz Reception is a fall semester event sponsored by The Graduate School and the Graduate Students of Color Association. This semi-formal event encourages graduate students of color to network with faculty and staff at the start of the academic year.  These connections increase the students’ academic success and familial community.  Returning graduate students look forward to this event each year! Look for your invitation in early fall.


Diversity & Inclusion Book Group

Each year the Graduate School sponsors book groups on issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Recent book groups discussed Ijemoa Oluo's Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America and Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald's Blindspot. To suggest books for the next book group, please contact Rose Marie Ward (wardrm1@MiamiOH.edu).

Faculty Learning Communities (FLC): In partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Graduate School facilitates Faculty Learning Communities. These FLCs are for graduate students, staff, and faculty to explore issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice through regular conversations and working on shared projects. Contact Rose Marie Ward (wardrm1@MiamiOH.edu) to inquire about the next cycle of year-long FLCs.

Graduate Student Organizations

The Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)

The Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA) functions to enhance the campus life by providing academic, political, social and cultural support to all diverse graduate students at Miami University. The GSA endorses quality and equity in education for all students and supports academic excellence, as well as safe, enriching spaces that promote political awareness toward issues that affect graduate students of color. Find the GSCA on Facebook at Graduate Students of Color Association @ Miami University.

Graduate Student Pride Association

The purpose of GSPA is first and foremost to provide a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ and queer graduate and professional students at Miami University. Safe spaces cultivate community for marginalized groups and are thus vital to LGBTQ+ and queer graduate students. Furthermore, GSPA will represent and give voice to the concerns of LGBTQ+ and queer graduate and professional students at Miami University.

Other Diversity & Inclusion programs and departments exist all over Miami University's campus. The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion follows an inclusive excellence model, which means we incorporate DEI into all facets of Miami University's institution. The administration, academic divisions, campus partners, and external partnerships represent the many DEI efforts and collaborations ongoing across Miami University. The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, activities, and procedures designed to enhance the academic success, retention, and personal development of diverse student populations. The Center embodies a commitment to diversity/multiculturalism as expressed through ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences.