Special Opportunities and Programs
Miami University's policy on international programs and educational interchange:
It is essential in today's interdependent world to provide a clear international perspective
in the university's curriculum. Citizens of all nations have a growing need to understand
their citizenship in terms of global concerns as well as in terms of issues of local or national
significance. People who have this awareness are likely not only to recognize and respect
the legitimate rights and needs of other nations but also to realize how their own fate is
ultimately bound to the fate of all peoples.
In this context, Miami University meets its responsibility to its students and to the state
of Ohio by providing educational opportunities that recognize the plurality of cultures, the
existence of common concerns, and the need for more effective methods of international and
intercultural cooperation. The university is therefore committed to provide to the student
body significant educational opportunities with international perspective. To this end, the
university encourages the enrollment of foreign students who lend diversity to the campus
community and serve as educational and cultural resources. It further encourages specialization
in subject areas that have an international/intercultural dimension, such as the undergraduate
program of International Studies, and informs students and faculty of overseas study and research
opportunities that will enhance their international experience.
The university encourages international programs on campus and research and study abroad
in a manner consistent with its policies on academic freedom and nondiscrimination. Believing
generally that the interests of education are best served by access to all areas of the world,
the university also believes that international education should promote the development of
a humane and cooperative world order including respect for internationally recognized standards
of human rights. The university seeks to ensure that its exchange programs remain consistent
with these goals through regular review of all such programs. Creation of a program by Miami
University constitutes no expressed or implied endorsement of the policies of the government
of the other country.
John E. Dolibois European Center at the Château de Differdange, Luxembourg
Miami's fourth campus, the Dolibois European Campus, founded in 1968, provides students
with an opportunity to live and study in Europe while earning Miami credit. The Campus is
located at the historic castle of Differdange, Luxembourg's third largest city. Situated
in the heart of Western Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg retains the charm of its thousand-year
heritage while standing in the vanguard of the European Union, as one of its three capitals.
Both French and German are spoken.
Students pursue an in-depth study of Europe in 30 or more courses and field studies designed
to take advantage of the European location. All courses apply Miami standards and offer Miami
credit; instruction is in English except in language courses. Faculty is composed of both
European professors and Miami professors on assignment from the Oxford and regional campuses.
The experience of living with a Luxembourg family and the opportunity to explore Europe during
vacation periods and weekends are integral parts of the Dolibois European Campus concept.
If you intend to apply, you should plan your academic program carefully. One of the advantages
of studying at the Campus is that you can complete a Miami Plan Thematic Sequence in one semester
or during the seven week summer program.
All Miami students with at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average and a good conduct
record are eligible to apply for study at the Campus during their sophomore, junior, or senior
year. Students from other colleges and universities may also apply, provided they are admitted
to Miami as transfer or transient students. The first-round application deadline is January
24 for fall and spring semesters. It is suggested that you apply "Early Admission" if
you are applying for the full year. The deadline is before Thanksgiving. For the summer program,
the application deadline is December 7.
For the year and semester programs, tuition and fees
are the same as at the Oxford campus and you may apply your university scholarships or financial
aid. In addition, to offset the cost of travel, you may be eligible for a Dolibois European
Campus scholarship, interest-free loan, and air travel grant. Costs for the summer program
are based on Oxford campus tuition and fee rates. Honors Program students can use their tuition
waiver. A limited number of general scholarships are available for summer.
Some music performance
majors may be eligible to take classes at the Luxembourg or Esch Conservatory of Music.
more information and applications, contact the Dolibois European Campus Oxford-campus coordinator,
220 MacMillan Hall (513-529-5050).
Agreements for the Exchange of Students
Miami has exchange agreements that provide opportunities for you to enroll directly in
academic institutions overseas for a period of one semester or for a full academic year. You
must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Miami University
to be eligible for application
to a university student exchange program. In all cases, students maintain their enrollment
by paying the full cost of tuition and fees to Miami, therefore creating a place for an international
student to come here. If you receive financial aid, this arrangement allows you to maintain
your eligibility. Depending on the terms of the agreement, students may also pay room and
board charges to Miami that will, in turn, provide these same benefits when studying overseas.
Academic credit for successful study at the overseas institution is guaranteed upon your
return. Advance approval for the transfer of credit must be obtained in consultation with
your academic adviser and with the Office of International Education, 216 MacMillan Hall
Student Exchange Agreements
Aarhus University, Denmark
Semester/academic year. Courses offered
Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg
Semester only. Application is
made to the Department of Music.
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
year. Opportunities to choose from more than 100 institutions in approximately 30 countries.
Courses of instruction are normally offered in the language of the host country, but some
institutions may offer a variety of courses taught in English.
Kansai University of Foreign
Academic year only. Courses offered in English.
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Courses offered in English
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Academic year only.
University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico
Semester/academic year. Spanish
language skills required.
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Semester/academic year. German language skills preferred;
business courses available in English.
Agreements of Cooperation
Other agreements with overseas institutions provide a general framework for cooperation
in all areas related to teaching, study, exchange of scholarship, and joint research. Many
of these accords are based on relationships established by individual departments or other
academic units of the university. Inquiries should be made to the Office of International
Education to determine if opportunities exist for study abroad. Since agreements with the
institutions listed below do not make specific provision for the exchange of students on a
one-for-one basis, you may be able to study or conduct research at one of these institutions
only by special arrangement. Miami has agreements of cooperation with the following institutions:
- Brazil: University of Brasilia, University of Fluminense, University of Minas
- China: Fudan University, Jinan University, Zhongshan University
- Czech Republic: Palacky
- France: Nantes Atlantique Higher School of Commerce
- Mexico: University of Tamaulipas
Summer Study Abroad
Miami is a national leader in the number and variety of summer study abroad learning opportunities.
Language and culture programs include French in Dijon, France; German in Heidelberg and
Berlin, Germany; journalism in Italy; and Russian in Novgorod, Russia. Programs vary from
two to ten weeks and may be equivalent to a semester of study.
Other recent workshops and locations include the new Summer MUDEC Program in Luxembourg;
marketing practice in London; international business in Russia, Korea, Luxembourg, London,
and the Pacific Rim; ecology and geology in the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, and
Kenya; and arts, culture, heritage, and archeology in the Bahamas, the Czech Republic, and
Information on summer offerings is available at the Office of Lifelong Learning website
at www.muohio.edu/lll or at the Office of Lifelong Learning, 127 McGuffey.
Other Overseas Programs: Transfer Credit
Many American universities sponsor study abroad programs all over the world. Information
is available in the Study Abroad Library at the Office of International Education, 216 MacMillan
Hall. No student should study abroad without first making certain that the program is approved
and that credits will transfer.
Transfer of your credit may be automatic if the overseas program is sponsored by an accredited
university, but you should seek confirmation from the study abroad adviser before you apply.
If you choose to enroll directly in an overseas institution, you should consult with your
academic adviser and the study abroad adviser in the Office of International Programs about
If you are admitted
to an overseas program not sponsored by Miami University, obtain a Study Abroad form at the
Office of International Education, 216 MacMillan Hall (513-529-5628). This office will determine
if the credits earned can be transferred back to Miami. After the form is completed, it will
be submitted to the Registrar's office so that registration can
be arranged for the next applicable semester. No readmission procedure is necessary if your
Study Abroad form is on file at the Office of the Registrar.
Honors and Scholars Programs
A select number of students are admitted each year into the University Honors Program through
a special essay application. Students with strong records of academic achievement are invited,
upon admission to Miami, to participate in the University Scholars Program. Current and transfer
students may apply to both programs.
University Honors Program
A rigorous academic program that attracts and intellectually challenges highly motivated
students, the University Honors Program includes special seminars, independent research, faculty
mentoring, possibilities for internship and overseas-study experiences, as well as a close-knit
learning and social community, and other unique activities.
Students selected to participate in the University Honors Program receive a renewable scholarship,
priority registration for courses, the opportunity to earn up to eight hours of free tuition
credit for summer study (on campus or overseas), and other special opportunities. Students
are required to complete a select number of Honors Experiences, which consist of small seminar
classes and special learning opportunities, and have a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.50 or better
in order to graduate with "University Honors." Students earning "University
Honors With Distinction" complete an Honors thesis in addition to successfully completing
the requirements for University Honors.
All Honors students have the option of living in the first-year or upper-class Honors and
Scholars themed residence halls.
Students also have the opportunity to apply to the University Honors Program after completing
at least 15 credit hours at Miami, post high school graduation, and fewer that 45 credit hours
with an earned g.p.a. of 3.50. Applications are considered on a space-available basis only.
First-year students have the option of living in the Honors and Scholars themed learning
community. Bishop Hall and Wells Hall are the coeducational residence halls for upperclass
Students not invited to participate in the University Honors Program have an opportunity
to apply after completing 15 Miami semester hours (normally one semester) with an earned g.p.a.
of 3.50. Applications are considered on a space-available basis only.
University Scholars Program
The University Scholars Program is a co-curricular and living-learning community designed
for high-ability students who have the desire to shape and make the most of their academic
and student life experiences.
Students selected for this program receive recognition as an
University Scholar, an annual renewable scholarship award, priority registration for participation
in an Honors and Scholars living-learning community, the opportunity to enroll in select honors
seminars, and access to travel grants to present research/scholarship accomplishments. Students
in the University Scholars Program (USP) must maintain a requisite g.p.a. and make progress
towards the completion of University Scholars Certificate requirements, through a variety
of academic and co-curricular options, to remain in good standing in the USP. University Scholars
who meet all requirements of the program are awarded a special certificate and cord at the
Honors and Scholars Recognition Ceremony during Commencement Weekend in May.
Students who are
in the University Honors Program cannot also be in the University Scholars Program, but can
elect to live in the Honors and Scholars living-learning community.
For more information on
the University Honors Program or the University Scholars Program, please contact the Honors
and Scholars Program Office, 102 Bishop Hall, (513-529-3399), or visit the Honors and Scholars
website at www.honors.muohio.edu.
If you are interested in additional study in your major area, you may enroll in a departmental
honors program in most departments. Consult your chief departmental adviser about departmental
honors; these programs vary from department to department. You graduate with departmental
honors when you complete the program.
President's List, Dean's List
The President's List recognizes undergraduate students who receive a 4.00 g.p.a. for
a semester of 12 or more credit hours attempted for grades (A+ through F).
The Dean's List recognizes undergraduate students who receive a 3.50 to 3.90 g.p.a.
for a semester of 12 or more hours attempted for grades (A+ through F).
and Public Information Office notifies your hometown newspaper when you are on the President's
or Dean's List.
Graduation with Distinction
A student pursuing a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree can graduate
with distinction. The current criteria are based upon university-wide grade point averages:
3.50 for cum laude, 3.75 for magna cum laude, or 3.90 summa
cum laude. Effective with spring
commencement 2011, the criteria are division-based, awarding the distinction of summa
cum laude to the highest 2 percent, magna cum laude to the next 5 percent, and cum
laude to the
next 10 percent, with no more than 17 percent being awarded honors. The College of Arts and
Science will calculate separately within the three cognate areas of Humanities, Social Sciences,
and Natural Sciences.
Sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are interested in college teaching or another professional
field can become undergraduate associates. Each associate is sponsored by a faculty member.
The student and the sponsoring faculty member decide what the associateship should involve.
Students may complete the undergraduate associateship through either university-wide or
department-based programs. Students successfully completing the university-wide program will
receive a notation on their transcript. Each of these programs has special eligibility requirements.
Additional information about the university-wide program is available online (http://www.muohio.edu/honors)
or by contacting the Honors and Scholars Office, 96 Bishop Hall or by calling 513-529-3399.
Additional information about the department-based program is available through the appropriate
Undergraduate Research Program
You can apply for a grant to do independent research or other creative endeavor from the
Undergraduate Research Committee. Research can be in any discipline. Funding for the grants
comes from alumni and friends of Miami.
Approximately $40,000 is available yearly for individual grants. Typically 90 to 100 grants
are awarded ranging from $200 to $800 each.
This program is publicized in early fall. For more information, contact the Office for
the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) at 513-529-3600.
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program
This ten-week summer program enables Miami undergraduates to do research or other creative
activities in the summer with the supervision of individual faculty mentors. About 100 awards
are available each summer.
You can apply for an award along with a faculty member as a student-mentor pair. For the
student, each award includes a student fellowship, 12 hours of academic credit with waiver
of instructional fees and tuition, and an allowance for supplies, services, and travel; the
faculty mentor receives a modest allowance.
The program is publicized, and applications are due in late fall. For more information,
contact the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) at 513-529-3600
or visit www.muohio.edu/oars.
Science and Engineering Research Semester
Central States Universities, Inc., in conjunction with Argonne National Laboratory near
Chicago, Illinois, sponsors this program. Qualified majors participate in basic research in
physical and life sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering, as well as in
applied research programs relating to coal, conservation, environmental impact and technology,
fission, fusion, and solar energy.
Students receive a stipend from Argonne National Laboratory, housing, and reimbursement
for travel from Miami University to Argonne.
To apply for this program, you must have completed your sophomore year, be a citizen of
the United States or a permanent resident alien, be 18 years of age or older, and have an
overall g.p.a. of 3.00 or better.
For more information, contact the Department of Physics, 133 Culler Hall (513-529-5625)
or the Department of Geology, 114 Shideler Hall (513-529-3216).
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Students can earn commissions as officers in the U.S. Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps
through the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) or the Naval Reserve Officers
Training Corps (NROTC).
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
For information contact the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps office at 50 Millett
AFROTC was established at Miami in 1949 as the Department of Air Science and Tactics. In
1952, a joint university-Air Force agreement resulted in the unit's designation as a
Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Department of Aerospace Studies.
All AFROTC classes may be taken by Miami students for university credit, however only students
meeting AFROTC entry requirements may be considered as cadets working toward an Air Force
To be eligible you must:
- be at least 14 years of age. You must be 17 years of age for enlistment and 18
years of age for commissioning.
- be under the maximum age for commissioning. To compete
for the pilot or navigator categories, a cadet must be able to complete their bachelor's
degree and be commissioned through Air Force ROTC before they are 29 years old. Scholarship
applicants must be less than 31 years old as of December 31 of the year they will commission.
Tech, non-tech, and non-rated must be commissioned by age 30 (waiverable up to age 35 in
- be a United States citizen
- be of good moral character
- meet Department of Defense and Air Force Dependency Policy
- meet medical entrance requirements
- meet academic requirements and be in good academic
standing (CGPA of 2.00 or higher) to compete for an enrollment allocation
- pass the the Air
Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)
- meet weight and physical fitness standards
Veterans with previous honorable active U.S. military service who wish to enroll in the
Professional Officer Course may be qualified for a waiver for the General Military Course
(GMC) requirement. Veterans who meet all other requirements may be enrolled at the beginning
of their junior year.
This AFROTC scholarship program offers highly qualified high school seniors
and college freshmen and sophomores opportunities to compete for scholarships on a national
level. Awards range from four-year to two-year scholarships which can cover up to full tuition
and provide money for books, fees, and a monthly tax-free stipend.
Several other university (i.e., non-government) scholarships are also
available to Miami Air Force ROTC cadets. These privately funded scholarships vary by amount
and eligibility criteria and are awarded by the professor of aerospace studies.
The curriculum in aerospace studies is divided into two parts: the General Military Course
(GMC), taken during your freshman and sophomore years, and the Professional Officer Course
(POC), taken during your junior and senior years.
General Military Course (GMC)
The GMC includes one class (one credit hour) and two leadership
laboratory hours (one credit hour) per week plus physical fitness training. Class and leadership
laboratory comprise a total of two credit hours each semester.
Professional Officer Course
The POC includes three classroom hours and two leadership laboratory hours per week plus
physical fitness training. Class and leadership laboratory comprise a total of four credit
hours each semester for a total of sixteen semester hours upon completion of the POC program.
The leadership laboratory includes activities designed to apply the leadership
knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Activities include demonstration of command,
team projects, problem solving, military customs and courtesies, effective communication,
fitness development, and field training preparation among other things. POC cadets have the
added responsibility of planning and running leadership laboratory in order to gain practical
application of the leadership principles learned in the classroom.
Applicants for the Professional Officer Course must attend a summer field
training course between their sophomore and junior years. Those who complete the GMC are assigned
to a four-week training session; however, students who do not complete the entire GMC must
attend an expanded six-week field training session. Field training is an opportunity to further
develop leadership and team-building skills. Those who successfully complete field training
are eligible to enter the POC. Academic credit may be obtained for completing field training.
The Air Force provides uniforms, housing, medical care, meals, travel allowance, and pay while
attending field training.
Uniforms and Textbooks
AFROTC provides books to all students enrolled in AFROTC classes and
also provides uniforms for cadets in the program. Books and uniforms must be returned upon
completion of or withdrawal from the courses.
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)
For information contact the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps office at 67 Millett Hall
Naval ROTC was founded at Miami in 1946. With satisfactory completion of naval
science and bachelor's degree requirements, graduates are commissioned either an Ensign
in the United States Navy, or Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
programs are open to men and women. You may qualify for the scholarship program, college program,
or two-year program.
Students admitted to Miami as midshipmen in the scholarship program receive
a monthly subsistence allowance and an allowance each semester for the purchase of textbooks.
The Navy pays all registration and general fees, all tuition ( in state or out of state),
all instructional fees, provides all naval science textbooks, and furnishes all uniforms.
academic years, midshipmen participate in summer training periods held throughout the world.
During these training periods, you are furnished all meals, housing, medical care, travel
expenses, and military pay. Upon commissioning, you serve a minimum of four years on active
You can major in any field of study leading to a bachelor's degree; you can choose
Navy option, Navy nurse option, or Marine Corps option.
Navy scholarship option. You take
31 semester hours of naval science, one year of calculus, one year of calculus-based physics,
one semester of American military affairs or national security policy, and one semester of
Navy nurse scholarship option. This program is for students seeking a commission
in the Navy Nurse Corps. In addition to the school of nursing requirements, you take 18 semester
hours of naval science.
Marine scholarship option. You take 24 semester hours of Naval Science; one semester
of American military affairs or national security policy. You must also complete six weeks
of training at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, during the
summer between your junior and senior years.
Selection to this program is made by the professor of naval science, based
on evaluation of the applicant's potential to serve as a commissioned officer, ACT or
SAT scores, and high school record. You receive books and materials for all naval science
courses, uniforms, $350 per month during your junior year, and $400 per month during your
Freshmen apply during the Summer Orientation Program. Applications are accepted, however,
any time during a student's first two years at Miami. Submit applications to the NROTC
Unit, Millett Hall.
Midshipmen participate in one summer training period, held throughout the
world, normally the summer between your junior and senior years. During training, meals, housing,
and medical care are furnished, and you receive military pay and reimbursement for cruise
travel expenses. After you are commissioned, you serve a minimum of three years on active
You can compete for Navy and Marine Corps scholarships throughout your first two years
in the NROTC program. You follow the same requirements as the scholarship students while competing
for those scholarships.
Sophomores can apply for the two-year program at the NROTC Unit, Millett
Hall. Selection is based upon your cumulative grade point average and potential as a commissioned
officer. If you are selected, you must attend the Naval Science Institute at Newport, Rhode
Island, between your sophomore and junior years. You then enter NROTC as a junior in the scholarship
or college program. You have the same benefits and take the same naval science courses as
other NROTC students.
NROTC midshipmen may change from the Navy to the Marine Corps option, or vice versa, anytime
during their first three years at Miami provided they are qualified and both services agree.
Scholarship program midshipmen do not incur any obligation until the beginning of their
sophomore year. College program midshipmen do not incur any obligation until the beginning
of their junior year.
Initial duty assignments depend upon needs of the service and the individual's
preference, qualifications, and performance. Navy option midshipmen may choose assignments
in naval aviation, nuclear submarines, or surface warfare. Marine option midshipmen also choose
from a variety of assignments, including aviation, combat arms, and combat support.
Scholastic Enhancement Program (SEP)
This program provides support to specially admitted students who show academic promise,
but whose academic profiles suggest the need for academic and personal guidance to ensure
completion of a degree program. Students admitted through SEP are required to follow an individually
developed educational plan provided by program coordinators that includes: additional assessment
of academic skills, early advising with supervised course selection, personal counseling,
and other scholastic activities to assist in their adjustment to Miami. SEP also provides
a residential program called URO (Undergraduate Research Option). This learning community
matches students with a faculty sponsor who engages the student in a research project.
For more information, contact the Bernard B. Rinella Jr. Learning Center, 14 Campus Avenue
Building (513-529-5528) or visit www.muohio.edu/learningassistance.
Student Leadership Programs
CHANGE: Emerging Community
The CHANGE program is for emerging community leaders who are dedicated to making the world
a better place. Live in a community of committed students interested in finding their voices
and taking positive action on Miami's campus and beyond.
For more information contact the coordinator of Living Learning Communities in the Office
of Transition and Assessment at 513-529-5936.
Community Engagement and Service
The Office of Community Engagement and Service (CE&S) serves as a catalyst for mutually
beneficial campus and community partnerships. Community engagement is a reciprocal, continuous
learning process that builds sustainable partnerships among campuses and communities to facilitate
change. Community engagement includes service learning, volunteerism, social advocacy and
engaged scholarship. Service learning combines scholarship and experience through reflection,
to deepen course content and enhance civic responsibility. MU offers courses that use service
learning as an effective teaching approach.
For more information on all programs and services, contact the office at 513-529-2961 or
Programs and Services
The America Reads program is funded through federal work-study. Through extensive
training and weekly lesson plans, tutors develop effective and efficient ways of working to
help children become better readers. The tutors are trained to provide individual assistance
in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary to students in Butler County.
interested in the America Reads program complete an application and an interview with one
of the program coordinators. Additionally, students must be eligible for federal work-study.
Once hired, America Reads tutors are required to attend one mandatory four-hour training session
prior to tutoring and participate in additional monthly trainings throughout the semester.
For more information contact the office at 513-529-2999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adopt A School Program involves more than 500 Miami students and is an excellent way for
students to become better connected to the local communities and become role models for area
students. Highly coordinated, Adopt A School allows Miami students to volunteer in a way that
easily fits their schedule and the needs of area teachers. Working with grades K-12, volunteers
help in the classroom, on the playground, in the lunchroom, or with after school programs.
Students interested in the Adopt A School program must complete an application and attend
a one-hour training session prior to volunteering. For more information about the Adopt A
School Program, contact the office at 513-529-8720 or e-mail email@example.com.
This service learning program encourages students to extend their learning experiences beyond
the classroom in order to learn about how social issues impact the local communities surrounding
the university. Through a combination of interactive seminars and community service, Empower
challenges students to think critically, reflect, and take purposeful action towards social
Empower runs for nine weeks, during which students meet weekly for the seminar portion.
Community service opportunities are available continuously. For students living in select
residence halls, Empower sessions are also available that focus on the themes of the living
learning communities For more information, contact the Office of Community Engagement & Service
For students who have completed the Empower program and want to gain an even deeper level
of understanding in a particular social issue or community agency, Empower II provides the
opportunity for student-driven community engagement. Students and communities benefit mutually
through this partnership.
Empower II students meet regularly for discussions and learning experiences
that are determined by student interest. Throughout the program, students immerse themselves
in an agency and learn from the experiences of other Empower II participants, concluding
with each student producing a portfolio of the agency and community in which he or she worked.
For more information, contact the Office of Community Engagement & Service at 513-529-2961.
Students who have completed both Empower I & II, or have a deeply engaged relationship
with the community, are eligible to become service guides for the Office of Community Engagement & Service.
As paid student employees, service guides receive continuous training in order to lead volunteers
into the community and engage them in thoughtful service and reflection. In addition to acting
as a relatable leader for student volunteers, service guides also help strengthen relationships
between Miami University and community partners.
Service guides attend regular meetings to receive ongoing training on reflection activities
and service leadership.
Pledge-A-Meal is a university-wide fundraiser that asks students to donate
one dinner off of their university meal plans with the proceeds going to area food banks.
In operation each November since 1999, the project's purpose is twofold. The immediate
benefit goes to the agencies receiving the monetary donations, while the larger purpose of
the event occurs through bringing attention to issues of local hunger in order to foster social
awareness and inspire students to take action towards positive social change.
a meal, student volunteers are also needed to collect pledges at dining halls across campus.
Once each semester, local agencies are formally invited to Miami's Oxford campus, giving
both students and agencies a chance to communicate about their mutual needs. Students can
speak to a wide variety of agencies which address many different service areas, while agencies
can better learn about what types of engagement are of interest to students. This is a rewarding
experience for all and an opportunity to welcome community partners to campus.
This plunge introduces new Miami students to the local communities through
meaningful service and reflection. Students who participate will serve at a variety of agencies,
ranging from choice food pantries to children's summer programs. During the three day service
experience, students will meet peers who are also dedicated to service, while enhancing their
understanding of volunteerism and community engagement.
The Community Plunge is a part of the
Office of New Student Programs' Miami Connections
and is open to any incoming first-year students interested in learning more about social justice
and engaging in their new community. For more information and to apply, contact the Office
of Community Engagement & Service or the Office of New Student Programs.
MU Volunteers ListServe
For student interested in community service or looking for a way to get involved, the MU Volunteers
ListServe provides a weekly update on service opportunities ranging from one-time needs to
ongoing service experiences. To learn more, visit the website at www.muohio.edu/servicelearning.
Peer Education Opportunities
Through peer education programs, students develop knowledge and skills to educate their
peers about important student issues.
The Office of Health Education (513-529-8544) coordinates the HAWKS Peer Health Educators
(Health Advocates for Wellness Knowledge and Skills) and addresses issues around student health
such as alcohol and other drug use; sexual health and decision making; nutrition and wellness;
body image and eating disorders; and relationships.
The Career Exploration and Testing Center
(513-529-4645) coordinates the Career Assistant Program.
Scholar Leader Program
The Scholar Leader Program is a living-learning program involving a one-year residence in
Elliott or Stoddard Hall, two of the most historic residence halls in the nation. Endowments
for each room provide scholarships to those students selected to live in the community. The
Scholar Leader community encourages resident-guided programming, academic involvement, service-learning
projects, and the opportunity to explore leadership through intensive group engagement. Upper-class
students must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the
university. For more information, please visit www.muohio.edu/wilks.
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