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Extracurricular Engagement

  • Approximately 64% of Miami students are involved in internships, field work or co-ops, and 39% are engaged in independent research.
  • Once again, Miami's Gamma Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon in the Farmer School of Business has been named top chapter in the nation. In addition to the Lewis F. Gordon national title and Top Adviser honor, Miami’s chapter received awards for Top Marketing Project, Top Marketing Research Project, Top Public Relations Strategy, Top Sales Project, Top Service Project and Recruitment Fair Challenge Winner. (2014)
  • The Miami University chapter of Best Buddies, an organization that promotes inclusion and friendship for people with intellectual disabilities, won the Overall Most Outstanding College Chapter of the Year Award at the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference in July, 2015. In October, 2014 the chapter won an Advocacy Award from the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities.
  • The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial program team placed 3rd in the nation at the 2015 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament held in Cincinnati, April 17-19. This was Miami's eighth consecutive top 10 finish at the national tournament (Miami won the national championship in 2001 and tied for first in 2010.) Miami, among the top three percent of collegiate mock trial programs in the country, has qualified teams to the Mock Trial National Tournament for 21 consecutive years, longer than any other program in the country except for Rhodes College.
  • Miami University students are not just active—they are active leaders. In a 2010 national survey of student leadership outcomes, Miami exceeded all of the other participating institutions and most of similar schools in self-reported gains in leadership between first year and senior year. This follows a 2008 survey in which 70% of Miami students said they are involved in leadership programs, compared to 55% at peer universities.
  • Twenty-four Miami University students won the 2015 President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for their community service work. The award was designed to thank and honor Americans who inspire others to engage in volunteer service through their own actions. It was created by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003. Miami University was recognized as a certifying organization in 2008.