General Bulletin of
and Course Descriptions
To All New Students:
This Bulletin contains the requirements that you must meet for graduation as you enter Miami University in 2014-2015. Miami, however, reserves the right to make changes to its programs. You are encouraged to check regularly with your academic program advisor for up-to-date information.
The information contained in this Bulletin is subject to change. No part of this Bulletin should be construed as a contract or offer to contract. This Bulletin is intended only as an informational guide to Miami University. It is the student’s responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental, divisional, and university levels.
Accreditation and Policies
Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) (www.ncahl.org or 312-263-0456).
Miami University is approved by the State of Ohio Approving Agency for the training of veterans.
Miami University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
University Statement Asserting Respect for Human Diversity
Miami University is a community dedicated to intellectual engagement. Our campuses consist of students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. By living, working, studying, and teaching, we bring our unique viewpoints and life experiences together for the benefit of all. This inclusive learning environment, based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect and positive engagement, invites all campus citizens to explore how they think about knowledge, about themselves, and about how they see themselves in relation to others. Our intellectual and social development and daily educational interactions, whether co-curricular or classroom related, are greatly enriched by our acceptance of one another as members of the Miami University community. Through valuing our own diversity, and the diversity of others, we seek to learn from one another, foster a sense of shared experience, and commit to making the university the intellectual home for us all.
We recognize that we must uphold and abide by University policies and procedures protecting individual rights and guiding democratic engagement. Any actions disregarding these policies and procedures, particularly those resulting in discrimination, harassment, or bigoted acts, will be challenged swiftly and collectively.
All who work, live, study, and teach in the Miami community must be committed to these principles of mutual respect and positive engagement that are an integral part of Miami's focus, goals, and mission.
University Statement of Non-Discrimination
Respect for human diversity is an essential element of the Miami University community. Miami University strongly opposes and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status. This prohibition extends to harassment or discrimination, based on the protected status listed above, including the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, educational, or living environment. This policy also prohibits discrimination in employment based on genetic information as prohibited by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).
The University is dedicated to ensuring access and equal opportunity in its education programs, related activities, and employment. Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or cooperated with an investigation of such claims is prohibited.
Students and employees should bring questions or concerns to the attention of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513-529-7157 (V/TTY) and 513-529-7158 (fax). Students in need of accommodations for disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Resources, 19 Campus Avenue Building, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513-529-1541 (V/TTY) and 513-529-8595 (fax).
Title IX Coordinator- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. The University’s Title IX Coordinator is Ms. Kenya D. Ash, Director of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Ms. Ash may be reached at 513-529-7157 (V/TTY) or ashkd@MiamiOH.edu.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics- Ms. Jennifer A. Gilbert, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator/Director of NCAA Compliance is the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for matters related to equality of treatment and opportunity in Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes athletic financial assistance, accommodation of interest and abilities and equity of athletic program benefits. Ms. Gilbert may be reached at Millett Assembly Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513-529-3113 or gilberj2@MiamiOH.edu.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Assault- Ms. Rebecca A. Getson, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for matters related to sexual violence. This includes sexual misconduct, sexual violence and sexual coercion of students plus sex-based offenses including domestic and dating violence and stalking. You can contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Assault by phone at 513-529-1870 or by email at getsonra@MiamiOH.edu.
Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator- Section 504 and the ADA are federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The University’s Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Ms. Kenya D. Ash, Director of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Ms. Ash may be reached at 513-529-7157 (V/TTY) or ashkd@MiamiOH.edu.
Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Environment
All Miami University campuses are designated as smoke- and tobacco-free environments. Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and on the grounds of any University-owned property, including street parking and garages controlled by the University (will include inside personal vehicles parked on University property as of January 1, 2014), and sidewalks that adjoin University property. Refer to Part 4, Chapter 10, of The Student Handbook or visit http://www.MiamiOH.edu/about-miami/publications-and-policies/smoke-free-policy.html for the full text of Miami's smoke- and tobacco-free policy.