Week for Life
- A Week for Life
(AW4L) is a programming board committed to educating the University of
Miami community on issues relating to HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
AW4L produces an array of programs that encourage students to reduce
high risk behavior by making positive choices. These programs foster an
increase in awareness on these issues allowing participants to gain a
better appreciation for life. Some of our premier programs include Sex
on the Beach,World AIDS Day Week Celebration, Safer Sex Carnival, AIDS
Walk Miami, Art Expo, and the National Quilt Project. Other supplemental
programming consists of educational forums, free HIV/AIDS testing, and
various community outreach initiatives. A Week for Life’s impact does
not last for a week, a semester, a year but for a lifetime.
- Alpha Phi Omega (APO)
is a national co-ed service fraternity whose mission is to prepare
campus and community leaders through service. Its purpose is to promote
leadership, friendship and service in all its members.
International's UM Chapter mission is to educate the campus community
about the Declaration of Human Rights and how it is being violated all
over the world, including South Florida. We offer many solutions and
routs to find solutions for people interested in making real change or
learning more about social justice of all sorts.
- The purpose of Art
for Kids is to plan and participate in philanthropic events that will
raise funds for Miami Children’s Hospital. Art for Kids strives to
foster leadership and encourage creativity and service at the University
of Miami. We create artwork to be sold so that the proceeds may go to
Miami Children's Hospital. We also volunteer and do arts and
crafts with kids from the community.
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the Change: National Gandhi Day of Service
- National Gandhi Day
of Service, one of the biggest days of service on campus, brings
together a diverse group of volunteers to volunteer at a wide variety of
sites in the Miami area. The participants of Gandhi Day will provide
community service in the ideals of peace and civic duty advocated by
Mahatma Gandhi. This event also aims to foster cultural awareness in
addition to the direct service component.
Brothers, Big Sisters
- Big Brothers, Big
Sisters (BBBS) recognize a great need for mentors, role models, and
volunteers in the area. Therefore, our focus is on providing a 'Big' for
children from single parent families. The purpose of Big Brothers, Big
Sisters is to act as mentors for children enrolled in Big Brothers, Big
Sisters of Greater Miami.
- Camp Kesem serves the
children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp
community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. Camp Kesem
gives children aged 6-16 the opportunity to just be kids for a week. The
tremendous fun and support campers experience is what makes Camp Kesem a
transformative, magical week for campers and counselors alike.
Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
- CERT is the
student-composed and led emergency response team at the University of
Miami. The team is activated during large-scale disasters affecting the
Miami Area as well as being a resource for the University of Miami
Police Department during non-disaster times.
- Dance Marathon (DM)
is a misnomer because the event no longer focuses on students dancing,
but rather on students standing in a symbolic gesture to signify the
hardships that the children and families endure. "We stand on our feet
for those who can't." Dance Marathon celebrates a year of fundraising
for the Miami Children's Hospital and ends with a celebration of the
people who have fundraised, the hospital, and the children who have been
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- Earth Alert is an
environmental group which focuses on issues affecting the student body,
such as recycling and energy conservation. We work to educate the campus
community about environmental issues and encourage environmental
practices on campus. Earth Alert's main activities revolve around
volunteering; however, members have the opportunity to participate in
several nature outings and picnics to appreciate our world, as we work
to make it better.
- FunDay is a day when
developmentally delayed citizens from around the greater Miami area
visit the campus and participate in a day of various events with
students from the University of Miami.
- The University of
Miami chapter of Habitat for Humanity works in coordination with the
Habitat for Humanity Chapter of Greater Miami. We organize build dates,
where UM students are able to put their hard work into making a home for
people less fortunate than themselves. In addition, the UM chapter of
Habitat holds fundraising and awareness events throughout the school
- Kids and Culture
(KnC) shows Miami-Dade youth that college is attainable, regardless of
ethnicity or socio-economic background. KnC has a wide variety of
programs, including tutoring Mondays-Thursdays, mentoring high school
students and bringing large groups of students to campus for field trips
that expose them to college life. KnC also has pen pals with a group of
students and other opportunities to interact with students and serve as
National Society of Leadership and Success
- The National Society
of Leadership and Success was founded to help individuals discover and
achieve their aspirations, promote friendship and create lasting
positive change. The Society encourages community action, volunteerism,
personal growth and strong leadership. Our core philosophy is that
students can achieve their desired professional and personal goals with
proper support from each other.
"Helping You Make a Difference, In your Life and in the Greater
Acts of Kindness
- Random Acts of
Kindness (RAK) is an organization dedicated to brightening students'
lives by performing random acts of kindness, examples of these acts
include Hug the Lake and Appreciation Days.
- Relay for Life is the
American Cancer Society's 12 hour walk for cancer. Throughout the year
and at the event we raise money that can be used for cancer research,
awareness, and patient programs. All proceeds go directly to the
American Cancer Society and it is held annually in the Spring at the
University of Miami. Our planning committee is in charge of planning the
event, contacting sponsors, organizing local survivors, etc.
Women, Strong Girls
- Strong Women, Strong
Girls is a nationally recognized mentoring program dedicated to raising
the aspirations and self-esteem of elementary school girls. The program
connects girls with college women and puts them on the path from the
classroom to the boardroom—or any other path they choose to take. Our
program spans the east coast serving women and girls in Boston,
Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Miami, Florida. Strong
Women, Strong Girls is building a movement that creates cycles of mutual
empowerment for women and girls who are committed to positive social
for Education Reform
- Students For
Education Reform exists to spread awareness of the issue of educational
inequity and equip college students with tools necessary to create
lasting, impactful change starting in their local community.
Together Ending Poverty/Hands for the Homeless
- The purpose of
Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP/H4H) is to promote education and
awareness of poverty issues on campus and throughout the community, to
make a difference through thoughtful action and meaningful service, and
to initiate positive change.
- The purpose of LINK
is to provide a unified voice for campus-wide community service that
encourages students to 'take the first step' and redefines them as a
group committed to social change. LINK facilitates student involvement
in volunteering within the larger Miami community through Feel-Good
Fridays and Service Saturdays.
- UM Alternative Breaks
(UMAB) serves to provide diverse, quality alternative breaks in order to
engage participants in their local, national and global communities and
foster a life-long commitment to social action and social change. It is
a student-led, student-run organization that sends student on trips
across the country every fall and spring break to work with a variety of
social justice issues including Rebuilding and Reconstruction in New
Orleans, Neighborhood Revitalization in Detroit, HIV/AIDS and
Homelessness in Los Angeles, and Immigrant Rights in South Texas.
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H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Encourage Advocacy and Research Through Service)
- H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping
Encourage Advocacy and Research Through Service) aims to provide
pre-medical and biological science students with an opportunity to
obtain service hours,clinical volunteering and physician shadowing
experience. All HEARTS members will become CPR/AED certified.
- Application available
- University of Miami
International Outreach, formerly known as Canes International Outreach,
is a service group dedicated to serving our international community. We
strive to provide both service and funds for the community while
enabling ourselves to gain an appreciation and understanding of a
different culture and to understand that by serving others, we help
ourselves as well. We, have, conducted, two, successful trips to San
Lucas, Guatemala over the, summer. We have worked on a variety of
different projects some of which are medically based and others which
are service initiatives related to construction and, reforestation.