Current and Past Student-Created Communities

2018-2019 Student-Created Communities

  • Advancing the Advantages of Animals: We are trying to create a more positive outlook on ESA’s, shelter dogs/cats, and how the support of animals is greatly needed and has amazing benefits for all types of people. We are also trying to bring awareness to animals in need of support and help, like those that are waiting to be adopted and find their fur-ever home. We are very inclusive of those who have/need a service animal or an Emotional Support Animal (that is registered with the university) to assist them in daily life. Our goal is to make the aid for and by animals well-known and widely accepted in all communities.
  • Are You Game: A community of students who share a love of all types of games and strive to find balance between school and fun.
  • Arts and Rec: To support academic and personal growth by investing ourselves in both artistic and recreational endeavors and encouraging campus participation.
  • Botany: We want to form Miami's first botany inspired LLC. The focus would be educating Miami students of the diverse plant life around them on campus. We hope to work toward eliminating "plant blindness" a term that means someones general lack of knowledge and awareness to the vast amount of species growing around d them daily. As strange as it sounds, we all took Field Botany last semester and we feel really passionate about spreading awareness to our peers. We think we could make it cute and appealing with jokes and a good slogan. We r interested in perhaps forming a website with fun Miami plant statistics and information, selling fun plant stickers that also educate (we have an artist in the LLC who is amazing at drawing plants!) and perhaps leading some retreats focused on seeing the diversity in flora and fauna in southern Ohio!
  • Cheer Us On: We want to continue the LLC of Cheer Us On as well as the mission of encouraging students to attend all athletic events by creating a sense of love and camaraderie within the community. We believe that having this LLC will deeper our interest in athletics as well as providing us with the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with other students that participate in the LLC.
  • Cornerstone: The mission is wellness of body, mind, and spirit as well as to build a community of girls who are supportive of each other in faith, school, and all areas of life.
  • Education, Family & Society 2nd Year LLC: To create a welcoming, like-minded environment of students involved in education, family, and society studies! We'd also like to try to combine the current EFS LLC with this one if possible. This way freshman and sophomores can interact with one another.
  • Film and Music Appreciation: Our community hopes to bring our members and community closer together through the experience of film. Our events hope to dive deeper than being a viewer, but being an active participate in the storyline of the film. Subliminal messaging, color psychology, and political parallels change the message. Through this LLC, we hope to understand the societal factors that shape the way films are made.
  • JOY: The purpose of our living learning community is to bring everyone within our group closer together through fellowship and shared faith in Jesus Christ. We want the opportunity to spread joy throughout the entire Oxford community, and we feel that living with people who share similar beliefs will provide this opportunity.
  • Language, Culture and Awareness: We will help spread awareness and give assistance in any way we can to the cultures we learn about. Culture, to us, extends beyond racial identity and ethnicity; therefore, we plan to discuss LGBTQ+ culture, deaf culture, and the culture surrounding disabilities. We have students coming from many different cultural backgrounds and studying an array of languages, including sign language. Students involved can bring in knowledge about specific cultures; they can share their knowledge and experiences with the other students in the LLC, and this can lead to further discussions.
  • Leaders in Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science (LiMETS): A group of students interested and or majoring in a STEM field who are looking to participate in activities outside the classroom that are based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.Mission: We strive to provide students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with a community that will take STEM ideas outside of the classroom. Through activities that relate to the STEM field, we hope to use and expand our knowledge in an enjoyable way.
  • Movies, Music, and Entertainment: To enrich our understanding of the world through means of popular media such as films and music.
  • Music Education: Music Education students create a space where they can develop stronger bonds and support each other in their academics and musical pursuits.
  • Sustainability in Business adn Policy: The Living Learning community known as Sustainability in Business and Policy will focus on a wide array of thing under the umbrella of policy and business but will focus in on understanding sustainable practices in our society. By listening to CEOs of nonprofits, local politicians, and developing our own sustainable initiatives the residents of this LLC will gain a greater understanding on how to promote and change the environment around them in a more hands on approach.
  • The Golden Dragon: Our LLC seeks to provide individuals who are primarily engineering majors with a space to learn and grow in academic success. We want to engage in community activities by sharing a love of board games and video games and enjoying the company of one another while on campus. Our mission to ensure the mental well-being and success of all of our LLC mates as we progress in a collegiate environment.
  • The Great Outdoors: Our LLC seeks to provide individuals who are primarily engineering majors with a space to learn and grow in academic success. We want to engage in community activities by sharing a love of board games and video games and enjoying the company of one another while on campus. Our mission to ensure the mental well-being and success of all of our LLC mates as we progress in a collegiate environment.
  • This is Us: Our mission for “This Is Us” is to create a dynamic living environment where everyone is included and accepted and friendship is encouraged. Coming from different backgrounds and majors will make for a diverse community. This community will encourage each other academically and help each other reach their dreams.

2017-2018 Student-Created Communities

  • Business Etiquette LLC: Students who learn and practice multiple aspects of networking and etiquette as preparation for careers in the field of business.
  • CARE (Community Activism and Responsibility through Education): A group of students interested in enhancing the Miami and Oxford communities through activism and education.
  • Celebrate the Arts Chapter 2: A student-created extension of the first year Celebrate the Arts LLC where students had the opportunity to explore creative pursuits in the visual and performing arts.
  • Cheer Us On: Students encourage attendance at all athletic events by creating a sense of love and camaraderie within the community.
  • Cornerstone: A community for Christian women to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically and support each other in that process.
  • Creative Entrepreneurship: Students working together to engage with the creative aspects of entrepreneurship so that they can gain valuable experience and have the ability to try out ideas in a community of support.
  • DIET (Dietary Information and Education Team): We’re a group of highly motivated, fun and friendly students who are looking to make a difference in the community by providing an inclusive and understanding space for people with specific dietary needs.
  • Film Appreciation: This community consists of a group of friends who all enjoy getting together to watch movies, productions, musicals, and other related forms of entertainment in a relaxed setting (which normally involves food).
  • Government Relations Network Second Year LLC: The Governmental Relations Network LLC 2.0, a student-created extension of the first year LLC, is a community of friends with a common interest in government and politics living and working together to help each other grow personally and professionally.
  • Indoor Recreational Activities: Students connecting through a shared love of ping-pong, billiards, and other indoor recreational pursuits.
  • International Pen Pals: Students interested in engaging with culture and language through the art of letter writing to international pen pals.
  • Joy: A community for Christian women to build community and friendships.
  • Love and Honor to the Underdogs: Love and Honor to the Underdogs is a community meant to support the underrepresented clubs and teams across campus.
  • Miami Green Squad: Miami Green Squad is a community for students who want to raise awareness about climate change and the environment, as well as focus on living in a way that is more sustainable and eco-conscious.
  • Multicultural Language, Arts, and Cinema: A community of shared appreciation and interest in language, arts, and cinema from around the world.
  • Music Education LLC: Music Education students create a space where they can develop stronger bonds and support each other in their academics.
  • P.A.R.T. (Political Activism and Responsibility through Teaching): A group of students who enjoy politics and want to support student engagement in civil, political dialogue.
  • Redhawk Esports: The Esports LLC was created to increase the presence of Esports on campus at Miami and offer a place for players to succeed not only in their Esport, but also academically.
  • Social Justice 2.0: A student-created extension of the first-year Social Justice Scholars LLC focused on developing future leaders and global citizens who are committed to promoting social justice and equity in their personal and professional lives, engaging in public services, building bridges to other communities and educating others with their international perspective.
  • Stress Management: A community of students with a shared value of balancing their academic and social lives through a focused attention on learning how to successfully manage stress.
  • The Great Outdoors: A community for Christian men to share their passion for being outside while diving deeper into their faith.

2016-2017 Student-Created Communities

  • The Great Outdoors: A community for Christian men to share their passion for being outside while diving deeper into their faith.
  • Pass the Plate: Students explore and appreciate different cultures through their culinary practices and cuisines.
  • Joy: A community for Christian women to build community and friendships.
  • Bridging Communities: Students forge friendships between Architecture, Engineering, Business, Creative Arts majors, and more to encourage a collaborative environment and prepare them for interdisciplinary connections in the workplace.
  • Health and Recreation: Students work to promote overall well-being among the students in the community and across campus.
  • Cheer Us On: Students encourage attendance at all athletic events by creating a sense of love and camaraderie within the community.
  • Crossroads of America: Students learn more about the history and culture of the surrounding area through exploration of Southwest Ohio.
  • Academic Motivation through Athletic Recreation (AMTAR):  Students create a space where physical activity improves students' academic performance by reducing stress and creating a more inviting environment.
  • Black Culture: Students build an inclusive community to celebrate and learn more about Black culture. 
  • Collage: Students experience a community of diverse second-years who want a space to learn about themselves in a safe and creative environment.
  • Cuisine Happens Our Way (CHOW): Students live in an environment where students who enjoy the art of cuisine can come together through their shared hobby of baking, cooking, and eating.
  • Digital Arts and Communication: Students grow through being introduced to a variety of media types and cultures through film, theatrical, gaming, and other educational media events, helping students to become a community of well rounded artists and media-age students.
  • hiveMind: Students focus on improved learning of programming and technological literacy.
  • Music Education: Music Education students create a space where they can develop stronger bonds and support each other in their academics. 
  • Science and Humanities: Students aim to expose those from scientific fields to humanities and vice versa, looking to find intersections and the ways in which these fields can mutually develop.
  • Cornerstone: A community for Christian women to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically and support each other in that process.

2015-2016 Student-Created Communities

  • First Light: Students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) build camaraderie and act as a support network for each other.
  • Games for Geeks: Students unite over a mutual enjoyment of games and work to expand the idea of who can be a gamer.
  • Miami Health: Students focus on bringing more public health awareness to the greater Miami community.
  • Sports Enthusiasts: Honors students create and develop strong friendships through their love for sports.
  • Bridging Communities: Students forge friendships between Architecture, Engineering, Business, Creative Arts majors, and more to encourage a collaborative environment and prepare them for interdisciplinary connections in the workplace.
  • JOY: A community for Christian women to build community and friendships.
  • Cinema and Film: Students collaboratively examine how culture and movies mutually influence one another.
  • The Great Outdoors: A community for Christian men to share their passion for being outside while diving deeper into their faith.
  • Cornerstone: A community for Christian women to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically and support each other in that process.