’Canes Care for ’Canes is community initiative committed to supporting the UM students’ success in their academic and personal lives. As Caring Canes, we encourage everyone to be active participants in the lives of your friends and classmates. Reach out to one another when someone is encountering a challenge, difficulty, or needs assistance. Don’t hesitate to seek help from the numerous campus resources!
If a student is in immediate danger, contact University Police at 305-284-6666 or 911.
The following listing includes key campus offices that traditionally respond to student needs and concerns.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is involved, interested, and invested in the education and development of our students and, consistent with the University of Miami Mission Statement, “we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.” The five primary DOSO units - Honor Council, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Judicial Affairs, and Chaplains Association - help students take an active role in positively shaping our campus community.
The Counseling Center strives to enhance the opportunities of students to succeed in achieving their academic goals through providing high quality personal, career, and academic counseling and educational programs. We offer a variety of services to students including short-term psychotherapy, individual and group, career and educational counseling. The Center also provides assessment services to assist students in their educational and career decisions. Our staff consists of experienced professionals from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and social work.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center provides primary care, specialty care and pharmacy services to eligible University of Miami students. They offer a full range of medical services, including primary care, specialty services, and advice on health-related issues. Most services are available on a “drop-in” basis and many are provided free of charge.
Sandler Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education – Pier 21
PIER 21 is a comprehensive Prevention, Intervention, Education, and Referral program focusing on alcohol and other drug use, misuse, and dependency. By working in partnership with all members of the campus community.
Dean of Students Office, Law School
The Dean of Students Office coordinates a wide range of services to the students in the Law School community. From orientation to graduation, we strive to serve the needs of our law students. We counsel students on academic and personal matters, coordinate disability services and promote student wellness. We also work with our many student organizations that contribute to the vibrant life of the Law School. We have responsibility for the fair administration of examinations as well as promoting high standards of ethics and professionalism among our student body.
Housing and Residential Life
The University of Miami offers undergraduate on-campus housing in five residential colleges and University Village. Each residential college has resident faculty members (Masters and Associate Masters), a student affairs professional staff member (Area Directors) and student staff who live in the residential college with the resident students to support and promote student well-being, safety, academic achievement, student learning, and development. In addition, numerous social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs are offered throughout the academic year.
Eaton Residential College
Hecht Residential College
Mahoney Residential College
Pearson Residential College
Stanford Residential College
Office of Academic Enhancement
The primary focus of the Office of Academic Enhancement is to promote a diverse academic experience for all undergraduate students at the University of Miami, with a particular focus on those groups who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. The office addresses all aspects of the academic careers of highly talented undergraduate students, particularly in relation to their applications to national fellowship programs and graduate and/or professional degrees.
Ombudsperson and University Troubleshooters
The Ombudsperson and University Troubleshooter program was established to open channels of communication between students and the university community by providing an identifiable person to listen to student concerns. The objective of the program is to connect students to faculty and administrators who will listen, answer questions, interpret policies/procedures and provide guidance on the appropriate steps to consider for a resolution.