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General Bulletin 2008-2010

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Accreditation and Policies

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.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, which are integral parts of Miami’s focus, goals, and mission.

University Statement of Non-Discrimination

Miami University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. Miami shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.

The university is dedicated to ensuring access and equal opportunity in its educational 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, 529-7157 (V/TTY) and 529-7158 (fax). Students and employees with disabilities may contact the Office of Disability Resources, 19 Campus Avenue Building, 529-1541 ( V/TTY) and 529-8595 (fax).

All Miami Campuses are Smoke-Free

Effective August 1, 2008, Miami campuses are smoke-free environments. Smoking is prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and property. A designated smoking area is provided for guests at the Miami Inn, Marcum Conference Center, Simpson-Shade Guest House, and Climer Guest Lodge. Please visit http://www.muohio.edu/documents_and_policies/smokefree.cfm for the full text of Miami's smoking policy.


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