Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Graduate Student Associations
Student organizations are a pivotal component of the Miami University education and experience. With over 300 on-campus student organizations available ranging from social and service organizations to athletic clubs, opportunities for involvement are endless.
Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)
International Graduate Student Association (IGSA)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Graduate Student Advisory Board
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Graduate Student Advisory Board is a group of graduate students from across the university who help shape the Graduate School’s collaborative efforts to cultivate an equitable, affirming, and inclusive graduate education experience in which graduate students across all aspects of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender identity, citizenship status, language, religion, socioeconomic status, nationality, sexual orientation, and ability-difference can successfully learn and grow.Advisory Board Overview
Graduate School’s Cross Cultural Mentoring Program
The Graduate School’s Cross Cultural Mentoring Program uses a combination of one-to-one and group mentoring. Mentoring pairs receive funding to support their activities.
Interested faculty, staff, and students should contact the Graduate School.
- Create relationships that foster the sharing of diverse life experiences so that mentoring pairs may learn from one another.
- Assuring that graduate students have a point person, preferably from outside their academic program, that they can go to with questions or concerns.
- Providing support to graduate students who may experience stress or conflict.
- Promoting improvement in teaching skills and performance (if applicable).
- Increasing research skills and productivity (if applicable).
2022 - 2023 Book Discussion Groups
This year the Graduate School, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of English are co-sponsoring discussion groups on diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice issues.
2022 - 2023 Books:
- Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School, Karen J. Leong and Kimberly D. McKee)
- Dismantling Institutional Whiteness: Emerging Forms of Leadership in Higher Education (Navigating Careers in Higher Education) [M. Cristina Alcalde and Mangala Subramaniam, Editors].
To suggest books for the next book group or for more information please contact Elise Radina.
Funding and Awards
The Myaamia Center at Miami University seeks Indigenous scholars interested in working within the Myaamia Center’s interdisciplinary research and development environment. Applicants must be interested in the preservation and dissemination of Indigenous language, culture, history, ecological perspectives, or related topics that support the continuance and education of Indigenous epistemologies.
A limited number of Grant-in-Aid awards are available to students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need. This award is a waiver of 100% of the Non-Resident (out-of-state) surcharge and the Instructional Fee (for both in-state and out-of-state students).
The Graduate School
The Graduate School is committed to advocating and supporting graduate programs dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and best teaching practices that promote diverse, globally aware graduate students and faculty.