Student Wellness


The Office of Student Wellness provides educational resources and services to promote the health and wellness of Miami students. We coordinate programming initiatives, provide information, raise awareness, and influence policies. Our staff includes professionals and peer educators who can assist your student on a wide variety of health related topics. We strive to provide information and knowledge that lead to healthy choices.

Required Online Trainings

All new students are required to complete three online training modules focused on key information for new college students - alcohol and other drugs; sexual misconduct; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The modules will be available through their orientation modules on July 22, and are due by August 17. Part 2 of these modules is due by October 8.

Ways to Get Involved

The Office of Student Wellness has a number of ways for students to get involved.

  • HAWKS Peer Educators are paid student employees who advocate for wellness knowledge and skills.
  • SWAT (Student Wellness Advocacy Team) is a student organization dedicated to exploring the dimensions of wellness.
  • MARS is a student organization that educates and involves men in work to end sexual and interpersonal violence.

Wellness Campaigns

It’s On Us is Miami’s sexual and interpersonal violence prevention campaign. It’s on ALL of us; students, faculty, and staff; to make the campus a safe place.

Confidential Resources on Campus

When incidents of sexual misconduct do occur, there are resources on campus to report an incident and resources that provide confidential support. To speak confidentially with someone at Miami, contact any of the following offices.

  • Women Helping Women (rape crisis counselors), available 24 hours/day at 513-381-5610 and on campus during office hours at 215 and 217 Warfield Hall or 513-431-1111 and 513-846-8402 (call or text)
  • Student Counseling Services at 513-529-4634
  • Student Health Services at 513-529-3000

Handwashing Campaign

One of the most important tips you can consistently give your student to protect themself from germs is to wash their hands. It is especially important to wash hands:

  • Before, during, and after they prepare food
  • Before you eat and after they use the restroom
  • After handling cash
  • More frequently when someone in their house is sick

Quick Fact: One out of three people does not wash their hands after using the restroom!

Two hands, marked with areas most often missed and not missed

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