Recommendation Form Submission

Thank you for taking the time to support an applicant for the Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL) position at Miami University by completing a 2021 SOUL Recommendation Form. Each SOUL applicant is asked to provide two references as a part of their SOUL application.

“SOUL” is our acronym for Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader. The SOUL staff is made up of 24 undergraduate students who are an extremely important part of summer orientation. SOULs are informed, resourceful guides who assist new students and families throughout the orientation program. They lead small groups of students during the orientation program, and serve as ambassadors to welcome new students to Miami. Before submitting a recommendation form on behalf of a student, you may wish to review the SOUL position description.

Before submitting the recommendation form, please have the student's Miami University UniqueID (e.g. smithab) available. You will be asked to asses the SOUL candidate in the following areas:

  • attitude
  • authenticity
  • relationship building
  • integrity, professionalism, and maturity

Please observe the following submission due dates for the 2021 SOUL application process:

  • November 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am EST (priority application submission deadline)
  • January 10, 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST (final application submission deadline)

Please contact Liz Walsh, Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs with any questions by calling 513-529-1834 or emailing

SOUL Recommendation Form