Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Student Activities is to promote intentional involvement, facilitate leadership development and encourage student growth. We deepen the Miami experience through enriching student organizations, offering transformative leadership programs, advising campus programming and challenging and supporting student leaders. We work together with student organization advisors and campus/community partners to advance a student-centered co-curricular experience.

Our Philosophy

Our student organization advising philosophy is based on the human development process and encourages student involvement and participation in purposeful group activities, or learning by doing. Students are encouraged to develop broadly based intellectual skills, life values from a global perspective, and a passion for lifelong learning. The advisor participates not as an expert, but as a collaborator in the learning process encouraging students to face challenging situations while creating avenues to reflect and act.

The following processes will foster development in students:

  • Creating value-centered organizations and programs.
  • Collaborating with other organizations and departments.
  • Reflecting on the values of the collaborative process.
  • Training and improving group dynamics.
  • Examining life purposes and educational objectives.
  • Learning about individual and group relationships and how to respond to them.
  • Promoting a critical thinking process.
  • Reflecting to gain new insights from mistakes, successes, and processes used.
  • Encouraging respect for and integration of opposing points of view.
  • Applying what has been learned in a practical context.

Our Vision

To develop a campus culture of student engagement and involvement where all Miami University students want to get involved and understand that involvement outside of the classroom is an expectation that positively contributes to their Miami experience.