MISSION STATEMENT

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF INFORMATION

An announcement with information on administration, organization, admission and graduation requirements, and the courses of instruction in:

UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE STUDIES, 2012-2013
A private, independent, international university
An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

It is the policy of the University of Miami that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, veterans status, or national origin, be excluded from, participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including sexual harassment) under any program or activity of the University. The University does not intend by this commitment to require compliance with this policy by governmental or external organizations that associate with but are not controlled by the University, except as required by law. The Executive Director of Equality Administration is responsible for coordinating the University’s effort to implement the nondiscrimination policy and Affirmative Action Programs for employees and students. The Executive Director may be contacted at the following address or telephone number: Equality Administration Office - Gables One Tower, Suite 100R; 1320 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146; 305-284-3064.

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

The University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including, but not limited to fees and tuition, at any time without notice. Degrees, courses, programs, activities, and like academic or non-academic offerings of the University may also be changed from time to time without notice. The University further reserves the right to require a student to withdraw at any time under University policies, as may be promulgated from time to time. Further, admission of a student to the University of Miami for any semester does not imply that such student will be enrolled in any succeeding academic semesters. It also reserves the right to impose sanctions on any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory. Any admission on the basis of false statements or documents is void when the misconduct is discovered, and the student is not entitled to any credit for work which the student may have done at the University prior to any discipline that may be taken as a result of such misconduct. When a student is dismissed or suspended from the University for cause, there will be no refund of tuition or fees paid. If a dismissed student has paid only a part of his tuition and fees, the balance due the University will be considered a receivable and will be collected.

There will be no refund of tuition, fees, charges or any other payments made to the University in the event the operation of the University is suspended at any time as a result of any act of God, strike, riot, disruption, or for any other reason beyond the control of the University.

The University of Miami is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Miami.
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