Safety and Wellbeing at Miami University

Student safety and support are of paramount concern to the program and the university. Students are encouraged to use several reporting measures within the campus and at their clinical sites when they are concerned for their safety or feel harassed or mistreated for any reason. Upon matriculation, students will be provided a faculty advisor who will serve as a mentor during their time in the program, but every faculty and staff member are available to assist students, providing support within the program, throughout the university and within the community- where needed and/or appropriate for any concerns of safety, including threats of harassment or discrimination.

All Miami Policies may be found at the Miami Policy Library

Student Code of Conduct

Interim Sexual Misconduct Protocol for Students/Title IX:

Miami University is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living and working environment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity and respect in matters of sexual and interpersonal conduct. Protocol addresses sexual misconduct complaints arising under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106) and complaints arising under Miami University‘s Code of Student Conduct (collectively referred to as Sexual Misconduct violations). Sexual Misconduct is a broad term that includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual exploitation. Sexual Misconduct is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Any person, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation can experience sexual misconduct. The University is dedicated to addressing Sexual Misconduct by providing Education, Assistance and Support; procedures [to address concerns]; and action.

Miami’s Protocol is designed to comply with applicable state and federal laws. Reports of sexual misconduct should be promptly shared with the appropriate Title IX Coordinator. Reports can also be made voluntarily by any university community member or individual who is directly involved in, observes, or reasonably believes that sexual misconduct may have occurred.

Ms. Jaymee Lewis-Flenaugh, Deputy TIX Coordinator

Phone: (513) 529-1870;

Email: TitleIX@miamioh.edu 

Online: https://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/sexual-assault

Interim Sexual Misconduct Protocol for Students

Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination:

Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination

Respect for human diversity is an essential element of the Miami University community. Members of the Miami University community have the right to an environment free of conduct that unreasonably interferes, hinders, or otherwise denies another a suitable working, living, or learning environment. Therefore, members of the University community should refrain from harassing others or creating an environment that denies others a suitable working, living, or educational environment. Miami University strongly opposes and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its activities, programs, admission, and employment. This prohibition extends to harassment or discrimination, based on the protected status listed above, including the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, educational, or living environment.

This Policy is intended to address all forms of prohibited harassment and discrimination except for allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence (stalking, dating violence and domestic violence) which are addressed separately in the Title IX Protocol - Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures for Students and Title IX Protocol - Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures for Employees at Miami University.

Disability Services:

Disability Services

Miami University (miamioh.edu) Miami University is committed to providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities and is proactive in its efforts to comply with federal laws such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12131 (the ADA) to ensure access to academic programs and University life. It is the policy of Miami University not to discriminate against students with disabilities in any program or activity of the University for which the student is qualified, and to provide reasonable accommodation and academic support services to such students with due regard for the integrity of academic programs. In order to be eligible for services, the student must self-disclose his or her need for accommodation and provide supporting documentation that meets the University’s guidelines.

Detailed information regarding documentation guidelines can be found at:

Oxford: Miller Center for Student Disability Services

The disability services staff on Miami University's campuses are committed to ensuring the University’s vision of creating a more diverse community and cultivating an environment that promotes personal and intellectual development. We advance toward this goal by serving with compassion, understanding and respect for privacy. Disability documentation will be kept confidential and will be shared with university personnel only with permission of the student, except as is otherwise required by law. If the documentation provided is determined to be insufficient to determine the need for reasonable accommodation by the University’s disability services professional(s), then the University reserves the right to request additional documentation For example, appropriate documentation for students with learning disabilities includes a recent psychoeducational assessment administered by an appropriate professional that outlines aptitude and ability. (note: The Miller Center does not provide the psychoeducational testing services. A list of providers is available upon request from the center).

Emergency Notification and Response:

Timely Warnings (Safety Bulletins):

In the event that a crime is reported on the University's campus property, non-campus property, or on the public property surrounding campus that, in the judgment of the Miami University Police Department, constitutes an on-going serious or continuing threat to the campus community, a Safety Bulletin will be issued. Policies defining events warranting timely notification, procedures, and additional resources: Timely Warnings.

Helping students in distress.

Student Counseling Services and Health Services:

Miami University Student Counseling Service (SCS) aims to facilitate student success and psychological well-being through culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach, and consultation. In keeping with the educational mission of the university, we also contribute to the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology, mental health counseling, and social work. Student Counseling Services

Student health services are available as an acute care outpatient facility for all Oxford. All services are billed to the student’s health insurance by the Student Health Service. In-clinic pharmacy services are billed to the student’s bursar account. A claim for reimbursement can be made by the student directly to the insurance company.

During the academic year when classes are in session, the Student Health Service is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday‑Friday. In the event of an emergency, the student should call 911 or report to the nearest emergency department at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, 110 North Poplar Street, Oxford, (513) 529-2111. For all other after hours non-emergent care needs please consider the following, Oxford Urgent Care, Ross Urgent Care Plus or Urgent Care of Hamilton.

Student Health Service

FACULTY AS PROVIDERS
(A3.09)

The Physician Associate Studies Program director, principal faculty, and the medical director are NOT permitted to act as a healthcare provider for students within the program. Students MUST utilize their primary care clinician (MD/DO/PA/NP) for ALL their medical needs.

Furthermore, program faculty and staff WILL NOT have access to any comprehensive student health information other than what is defined within this handbook and in student health policies (immunizations and screening) for Miami University (A3.19). The program does NOT maintain student health records.

Class questions, discussions, and lectures are meant to be used for broad populations and arbitrary cases intended to improve students understanding of their future clinical practice and not for consultation on clinical matters unique to students, family, or friends. 

Under no circumstance should the lecturer’s comments be perceived as constituting individual medical advice (or treatment).

REMINDER: ALL students enrolled in the PA program at Miami University are responsible for having personal health insurance coverage and MUST maintain coverage during the ENTIRE time they are enrolled. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM. Evidence must be easily available to the program/registrar during each registration period.

STUDENTS SHOULD ESTABLISH CARE WITH A LOCAL PROVIDER FOR ROUTINE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT.

Urgent care needs should be addressed with that local provider or Urgent Care, as appropriate. Students should know their insurance provisions and establish a plan in advance, before such services are requested/required.

Please note: Student health records will not be retained, maintained or discussed within the department. Students are responsible for their own health care maintenance, including guardianship of their records. Care rendered at student health services on campus are NOT associated with the PA program. Access to student health records by faculty and staff are not routinely needed. Any information contained in a student’s records.

All emergency needs must be addressed in the Emergency Department, with services rendered as the circumstance or situation so dictates, including calling 9-1-1.