Partnerships for Community Groups

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We are committed to cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and applied and service-oriented projects that strengthen our local, state, national, and world communities. Through community outreach and service learning, the Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) in Oxford and on the Regional Campuses can partner with your community to advocate for and enhance the impacts of volunteerism and social change.

Our Career Services offices are well positioned to help you identify and place student interns and our newest alumni ready to enter the workforce.

Many of our University centers and institutes provide consultation and research services to communities that help shape beneficial policies and programs.

Miami University has developed partnerships with city, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies, as well as with civic leaders and representatives from community-based organizations. Community-based partnerships have multiple goals, including:

  • Education outreach that translates academic research and knowledge into community knowledge;
  • Community-based research and evaluation that engages and empowers community members and community-based organizations as partners in research activities;
  • Service learning, which uses action and reflection to meet needs and enhance learning through mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships;
  • Volunteerism;
  • Advocacy and activism to create positive social changes;
  • Economic development activities designed to improve the economic and civic environment of a given community.


The mission of the Office for the Advancement of Research & Scholarship (OARS) is to encourage, facilitate, and support the Miami University community in all forms of research, education, scholarly, creative, service, and outreach activities.

University Advancement

University Advancement is your front door to making connections and building partnerships for philanthropically-funded community-based activities.

Career Services

Career Services offers several ways to effectively connect business and industry leaders with potential candidates at Miami, one of the nation’s outstanding undergraduate institutions.