Recommendation Form Submission

Thank you for taking the time to support an applicant for the Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL) position at Miami University by completing a 2024 SOUL Recommendation Form. Each SOUL applicant is asked to provide one recommender as a part of their SOUL application.

“SOUL” is our acronym for Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader. The SOUL team is made up of undergraduate students who are an extremely important part of the orientation process at Miami University. SOULs are informed, resourceful guides who assist new students and families throughout the orientation program. They lead small groups of students during the orientation program, and serve as ambassadors to welcome new students to Miami. Before submitting a recommendation form on behalf of a student, you may wish to review the SOUL position description.

Before submitting the recommendation form, please have the student's Miami University UniqueID (e.g. smithab) available. You will be asked to share how the candidate has displayed the SOUL team values of honesty and integrity (especially when it is most difficult), sincerity of self, compassion for others, and teamwork.

For priority consideration, recommendations are due by the priority application deadline on November 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The final application deadline is February 2, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please contact Andrea Howard, Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs with any questions by calling 513-529-4012 or emailing

Submit a Recommendation Form

Orientation and Transition Programs is committed to providing an accessible SOUL recruitment process. OTP works collaboratively with The Miller Center for Student Disability Services in coordinating accommodations to enable full participation in the SOUL recruitment and application experience. To request disability related accommodations please contact Andrea Howard, Assistant Director in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs.