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Miami University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
501 E High St
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Phone
(513) 529-1809
Email address
admission@muohio.edu
School Information
"Miami is an Ohio public university... Founded in 1809, Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe who once lived in the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma... Oxford, Ohio, with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, the Voice of American Learning Center in West Chester and a European campus in Luxembourg... Enrollment (fall 2019): 17,327 undergraduates and 2,607 graduate students study in Oxford, about 4,600 on the regional campuses and nearly 200 students per year in Luxembourg. Miami students come from all 50 states and 79 countries... Calendar: First semester begins late August, ends mid December; winter term is in January; second semester begins late January, ends early May. Summer sessions are also offered. For a complete schedule, see the academic calendar... Degree Programs: On the Oxford campus, Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 70 master's and doctoral degree programs. Several associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees are also offered through study at the regional locations." (Source: https://miamioh.edu/about-miami/quick-facts/index.html)
General Information
Miami University has partnered with local organizations to deliver anti-racist resources to its students. As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming, the university partnered with the Oxford community to deliver the virtual event titled, "Anti-Racist Activism Then and Now: A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni." The lecture featured the poet and a panel of university students and staff. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The College of Arts offers a "Critical Race and Ethnic Studies" major, which helps students "develop a deep understanding of the particular historical, social, cultural, and political experiences of individual racialized groups within and beyond the United States, as well as the relations among them."
  • The Associated Student Government posted an extensive list of classes that "focus on Black and African history/culture and the Black experience in both America and around the world." These include "Black Feminist Theory" and "Critical Race and Post-Colonial Studies," among several others.
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The university actively encouraged individuals associated with it to vote and also participate in Black Lives Matter protests.
Resources
  • As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming, the university partnered with the Oxford community to deliver the virtual event titled, "Anti-Racist Activism Then and Now: A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni." The lecture featured the poet and a panel of university students and staff.
  • The university has provided anti-racism resources by level of learning, meaning from "beginner" to "advanced." They have also added an "implicit bias test."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university hosted a speaker event titled "We (Re)Member: Black Women Teachers and the Spirit of our Work."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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