Diversity and Inclusion

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Funding and Awards

International Grant In Aid

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 86% of the Non-Resident (out-of-state) surcharge and the Instructional Fee (for both in-state and out-of-state students). There are no stipend payments and no required duties for the recipient of a graduate grant-in-aid.

Aanchtaakia Graduate Fellow

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. The fellowship program offers 100% instructional and 50% fee waiver along with a stipend. The fellowship program encourages members of any federally recognized tribe, Alaskan Indian Village, or Native Hawaiian as defined by the U.S. Government’s Federal Register to apply to this program.

2022 - 2023 Book Discussion Groups

This year the Graduate School, along with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Department of English, are co-sponsoring discussion groups on diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice issues. This year our books are Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School (Karen J. Leong and Kimberly D. McKee) and 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 (RadinaME@MiamiOH.edu).

Graduate Student Organizations

The Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)

The Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA) functions to enhance campus life by providing academic, political, social, and cultural support to all diverse graduate students at Miami University. The GSA endorses quality and equity in education for all students and supports academic excellence, as well as safe, enriching spaces that promote political awareness toward issues that affect graduate students of color. Find the GSCA on Facebook at Graduate Students of Color Association @ Miami University.

Graduate Student Pride Association

The purpose of GSPA is first and foremost to provide a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ and queer graduate and professional students at Miami University. Safe spaces cultivate a community for marginalized groups and are thus vital to LGBTQ+ and queer graduate students. Furthermore, GSPA will represent and give voice to the concerns of LGBTQ+ and queer graduate and professional students at Miami University.

International Graduate Student Association (IGSA)

IGSA primarily serves international graduate students but is open to all graduate students. The purpose of this group is to provide a community for graduate students who are in the US for their advanced degrees. This group advocates for international students to university leaders and plans social events for international graduate students.


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.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Departments

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion follows an inclusive excellence model, which means we incorporate DEI into all facets of Miami University's institution. The administration, academic divisions, campus partners, and external partnerships represent the many DEI efforts and collaborations ongoing across Miami University.

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, activities, and procedures designed to enhance the academic success, retention, and personal development of diverse student populations. The Center embodies a commitment to diversity/multiculturalism as expressed through ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences.