Interfaith Campus and Community Engagement

Through the generous support of the Ford Family Initiative on Spirituality, Meaning, and Purpose, the Wilks Institute is able to support the Miami campus and local community’s interfaith initiatives.

META Student Organization

META stands for Multi-faith Engagement for Transformative Action.

The META student organization is a unifying network of student leaders at Miami University with many different perspectives on faith, religion, spirituality, secularism, meaning, and purpose. They seek to develop a campus and community climate where people commit to understand, respect, and appreciate others’ religious, spiritual, or secular meaning-making, confront religious intolerance, and work toward equity for all.


We value community…

  • Cultivating connection and interdependence.

We value intellectual growth…

  • Promoting curiosity through appreciative inquiry.

We value compassion…

  • Practicing acceptance and understanding.

We value justice…

  • Seeking civic pluralism and equity.

Ford Family Mini Grants

Thanks to the generosity of the Ford Family Initiative on Spirituality, Meaning, and Purpose, student Orgs and community partners are able to request funding, in the form of mini-grants, for projects that promote engagement across lines of religious difference. We sponsor a large variety of events focusing on service, social justice, and spiritual growth.  We encourage the flow of ideas between individuals of all (or no) faiths through dialogue.  We desire interfaith education and acceptance.

Any Miami student, faculty, or staff member is eligible to apply. Additionally, Oxford community partners doing projects that draw campus and community together are welcome to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the mini-grants budget for that school year has been depleted. Projects with multiple campus and community partnerships will be prioritized.

To request a mini grant application, or learn more about interfaith opportunities at Miami, please email

Please note: Projects that involve proselytizing of any kind and projects exclusionary of or exclusive to any religious, spiritual, or secular group will not be funded.