Miami University

General Bulletin of Program Requirements and Course Descriptions 2016-2017

To All New Students

This Bulletin contains the academic requirements that you must meet regarding admission, academic program requirements and graduation requirements, as you enter Miami University in 2016-2017. Miami, however, reserves the right to make changes to its admission and academic program requirements and to graduation requirements. You are encouraged to check regularly with your academic program advisor for up-to-date information.

The information contained in this Bulletin is subject to change. No part of this Bulletin should be construed as a contract or offer to contract. This Bulletin is intended only as an informational guide to Miami University. It is the student’s responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental, divisional, and university levels.

Accreditation and Policies

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (Higher Learning Commission (HLC) or 800-621-7440 or info@hlcommission.org).

Miami University is approved by the State of Ohio Approving Agency for the training of veterans.

Miami University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

University Statement Asserting Respect for Human Diversity

Miami University is a community dedicated to intellectual engagement. Our campuses consist of students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. By living, working, studying, and teaching, we bring our unique viewpoints and life experiences together for the benefit of all. This inclusive learning environment, based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect and positive engagement, invites all campus citizens to explore how they think about knowledge, about themselves, and about how they see themselves in relation to others. Our intellectual and social development and daily educational interactions, whether co-curricular or classroom related, are greatly enriched by our acceptance of one another as members of the Miami University community. Through valuing our own diversity, and the diversity of others, we seek to learn from one another, foster a sense of shared experience, and commit to making the university the intellectual home for us all.

We recognize that we must uphold and abide by University policies and procedures protecting individual rights and guiding democratic engagement. Any actions disregarding these policies and procedures, particularly those resulting in discrimination, harassment, or bigoted acts, will be challenged swiftly and collectively.

All who work, live, study, and teach in the Miami community must be committed to these principles of mutual respect and positive engagement that are an integral part of Miami's focus, goals, and mission.

University Statement of Non-Discrimination

Miami University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming community. Respect for human diversity is an essential element of our community. The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment.  Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its activities, programs, admission, and employment.

Miami University does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), sexual orientation, protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs and employment practices.  Miami University immediately investigates and if it determines that a hostile environment has been created or discrimination or retaliation has occurred, will take action to prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to  ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513- 529-3560.  Students with disabilities may contact the Office of Student Disability Services, 19 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-1541 (V/TTY) and 513-529-8595 (fax). All other requests should be directed to the Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, Ms. Kenya Ash, Hanna House, ashkd@miamioh.edu,. 513-529-2157.

Miami University is committed to Web accessibility and strives to provide an accessible Web presence that enables all University community members and visitors full access to information provided on its websites. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Sean Poley, Director of Accessible Technology, poleysa@miamioh.edu, 513-529-1225.

Title IX Coordinator- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. The University’s Title IX Coordinator is Ms. Kenya D. Ash, Director of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Ms. Ash may be reached at 513-529-7157 (V/TTY) or ashkd@MiamiOH.edu.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics- Ms. Jennifer A. Gilbert, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator/Director of NCAA Compliance is the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for matters related to equality of treatment and opportunity in Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes athletic financial assistance, accommodation of interest and abilities and equity of athletic program benefits. Ms. Gilbert may be reached at Millett Assembly Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513-529-3113 or gilberj2@MiamiOH.edu.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Assault- Ms. Rebecca A. Getson, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for matters related to sexual violence. This includes sexual misconduct, sexual violence and sexual coercion of students plus sex-based offenses including domestic and dating violence and stalking. You can contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Assault by phone at 513-529-1870 or by email at getsonra@MiamiOH.edu.

Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator- Section 504 and the ADA are federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The University’s Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Ms. Kenya D. Ash, Director of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Ms. Ash may be reached at 513-529-7157 (V/TTY) or ashkd@MiamiOH.edu.

 Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Environment

All Miami University campuses are designated as smoke- and tobacco-free environments. Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and on the grounds of any University-owned property, including street parking and garages controlled by the University (will include inside personal vehicles parked on University property as of January 1, 2014), and sidewalks that adjoin University property. Refer to Part 4, Chapter 10, of The Student Handbook for the full text of Miami's smoke- and tobacco-free policy.