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More Points of Pride

Extracurricular Engagement

  • From a recent Aug 2012–May 2013 graduates survey, 19.3% of alumni had previously worked for their current employer, most commonly as an intern or co-op student and 33% of Miami students 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, received the inaugural "Group Volunteer of the Year" award from the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. (March 2011)
  • The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial program team placed 8th in the nation at the 2013 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament held in Washington, D.C., April 12–14. (Miami won the national championship in 2001 and tied for first in 2010.) Within the top 3% of the country's 350 collegiate mock trial programs, Miami has won 15 consecutive regional championships and has qualified for 19 consecutive national championship tournaments. 
  • 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.
  • In March 2011, the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists recognized three Miami students for excellence in student journalism. The awards were in the categories of radio in-depth reporting, general column writing and online in-depth reporting. In addition to The Miami Student, “the oldest university newspaper in the United States,” Miami University has 10 student media organizations ranging from literary and fashion magazines to radio and television organizations.