Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs. We are a dynamic, fast-paced division built by people who work to connect you to the best Hurricane experience possible.
Much of your Hurricane experience happens beyond the classroom, whether it is meeting your neighbors in residential colleges, attending student organization meetings in the Shalala Student Center, participating in one of our 48 Club Sports, grabbing a burger the Rat, working out at the Herbert Wellness Center, or participating in a plethora of on campus events, like ’Canes After Dark or Gandhi Day of Service. Each of our innovation programs, facilities, and services are part of the Division of Student Affairs. Our goal is to support students throughout their UM experience so that we can work together to create a campus culture that promotes leadership, service, learning, and community.
As an educator, I can attest that involvement and satisfaction are connected. Students who become involved on campus, outside of the classroom, have an extraordinary experience. So make more out of your college experience. Join a student organization. Meet your neighbors in your residence hall. Get to know your Commuter Assistant. Visit the Rat and enjoy a lunchtime special. Take advantage of the classes at the Herbert Wellness Center. Explore Greek Life.
There are so many wonderful opportunities on our campus, but you have to take the step to become involved in them. At the University of Miami, ’Canes care for fellow ’Canes. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a fellow community member, including students, faculty, and staff. You can learn more about our caring initiatives by clicking on “’Canes Care for ’Canes” on the right hand side. Being a Hurricane means becoming part of a community. After all, it’s great to be a Miami Hurricane!
Should you have any questions or just want to share information, please feel free to contact me directly at 305-284-4922
Dr. Patricia A. Whitely
Division of Student Affairs