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CANEctions Your Guide to Campus Involvement

table of contents Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations • • • • • • • 4 Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement • • • • • 16 Residence Life • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 17 Multicultural Student Affairs • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 19 The William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development (SLC) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 20 Office of the Dean of Students • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 24 Office of Admissions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 27 Office of the International Education and Exchange Programs• • • • • • 28 Office of Student Employment (OSE)• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 29 Department of Wellness & Recreation • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 30 Athletics• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 32 Spiritual Life• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 34 Office of Alumni Relations • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 35 UM Traditions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 36


Committee on Student Organizations (COSO)

Student Organizations Student organizations exist as a means to provide you, the student, with the opportunity to explore your interests, improve your interpersonal, critical thinking and leadership skills, and learn about yourself and others. From academic to cultural, from pre-professional to community service, there are a number of registered and newly forming student organizations in 14 categories. Together, these organizations help build a diverse community and provide numerous programs and events for everyone to participate in. Inside you will find descriptions of registered student organizations. Student organizations that are not currently registered may be re-established. If you are interested in joining a student organization, want to be a part of the re-establishment process, or cannot find an organization that matches your interests and want to start a new one of your own, stop by the Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations located in the Whitten University Center, Room 209. For a complete listing of student organizations and their events throughout the academic year, visit

Student Activities & Student Organizations

Laura R. Stott, Director Margaux C. Manley, Associate Director Ramón Hill, Assistant Director Shelley Pamphile, Administrative Assistant Daniel Poterek, Graduate Intern Whitten University Center, Room 209 305-284-6399

The Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations is a resource for all students who want to find out what is happening at UM, for those who want to learn how to connect their academic interests to student organizations, and for involvement in the student leadership of our 280 plus student organizations. Involvement can range from watching a movie at Cosford Cinema, attending a play at The Ring Theater, volunteering for the Hurricanes Help the Hometown service learning project, attending an interest meeting to join an organization, to becoming an officer in a student group. Our office, located in UC #209, can offer information on every club registered with COSO and connect you with your interests, whether it’s attending events or group membership. To see what is happening on campus, check out the IBIS News electronic newsletter, the back page ad of The Hurricane, and look on the COSO database. Let us be a resource to help you with your involvement outside of the classroom!

Jaife Calil, Chair Ramón Hill, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 209 305-284-6399 The Committee on Student Organizations is a board of students dedicated to supporting student organizations and their members. The 13 students on this committee are responsible for approving new student organizations; registering existing organizations on a yearly basis, providing, developing, and improving services and resources for student organizations; and facilitating the proper use of policies and procedures related to student organizations. The committee is responsible for coordinating a number of programs including Canefest and the Spring Involvement Fair, the annual Rumble on the Green, and organizing the end of the year Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Awards Ceremony. COSO looks for members that are enthusiastic, dedicated, have strong leadership skills, and are highly involved in campus activities. Applications are available in the spring semester and applicants will have to complete an interview process.

Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) Chelsea Werner, Chair Tiffany Mathias, Vice Chair Laura R. Stott, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 209 305-284-6399 SAFAC is the organization responsible for determining the distribution of the Student Activity Fee designated to registered student organizations. The 14 students on this committee serve as delegates for various campus constituents. Members review Regular Budget, Supplemental and Capital Expenditure requests throughout the academic year, provide workshops on the funding process, and serve as a resource on financial matters. SAFAC members are eager, committed, show strong direction, and are highly involved in campus activities. Applications are available in the spring semester and applicants will have to complete an interview process. Members must be available to meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons.


Homecoming Executive Committee Billy Fuchsman, Co-Chair Mary Elizabeth Barron, Christina Farmer, Kristen Weaver, Vice Chairs Laura R. Stott, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 209 305-284-6399 Homecoming is a week of events celebrating UM traditions, the return of alumni to campus and true ‘Cane school spirit. Events include the Alma Mater singing contest, Blood Drive, Hurricanes Help the Hometown service project, King & Queen pageant, Organized Cheer, and a new Masquerade Ball. The biggest night of all, Hurricane Howl, is the night before the football game and includes a parade, pep rally, boat burning ceremony with fireworks, a concert, free food, and so much more! Students can either compete in a group for an overall trophy or you can just come and be a part of the fun. Join the Homecoming Executive Committee and help plan the events! Applications are available in late fall. HEC chairs are selected immediately following Homecoming and HEC members are selected in late November, early December. For more information, contact the HEC advisor.

Hurricane Productions Maria Perez, Chair

hp Committees: ‘Canes Night Live (CNL) Michelle Marie Pena, Chair CNL offers late night entertainment. The committee creates events where students get to interact and socialize on campus. CNL is sure to offer free food, giveaways, music, and entertainment including Screen on the Green, novelty attractions, and much more! Cinematic Arts Commission (CAC) Richard Russell, Chair

Jared Smith, Vice Chair

CAC coordinates the Wednesday night blockbuster film series, as well as sneak previews shown on campus. Each film plays at 8 pm and 10 pm at the Cosford Cinema. As a member of this committee, you can help select movies to be shown and help staff shows.

Margaux C. Manley, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 206 305-284-4606

Concerts Max Winik, Chair Large Venue Concerts

Hurricane Productions is the on-campus programming board at the University of Miami and is responsible for coordinating quality entertainment. HP is headed by an Executive Board consisting of the Chair, Vice Chair and Committee Chairs. From concerts, to plays to movies and guest speakers – we pretty much have it all! As if that wasn’t enough, all HP events are free to students!!

Philip Muellerschoen, Chair Small Venue Concerts Talib Kweli, Wyclef Jean, OutKast, New Found Glory, Ludacris, Girl Talk, Damian Marley and The Roots – all big acts brought to UM in the past by the Concerts Committee. As a member of this committee, you can help select and coordinate the major concerts and live performances that come to campus.


Special Events Kemy Joseph, Chair The Special Events committee is responsible for bringing large scale lectures and includes all other out-of-the box programming coordinated by HP. As a member of this committee, you can bring big names to campus or plan events like parties at the Rat. Patio Jams Nick Pearce, Chair The Patio Jams committee brings musical acts to the Whitten University Center Patio every Thursday from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. Committee members are responsible for selecting and coordinating the weekly performances. QuantUM Entertainment Jane Pryjmak, Chair This student-run film and theater production organization allows students to create film and theater productions from start to finish. Previous productions include: Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, and a number of student films. Rathskeller Advisory Board (RAB) Mia Amato, Chair RAB coordinates all of the events taking place in the Rathskeller including tailgates with free food and giveaways, Happy Hour with food and drink specials, live bands, spoken word artists, and comedians.

Student Government Lionel Moise, President Kristen Weaver, Vice President Jeremy Kruger, Treasurer Richard Walker, Advisor Brian Orefice, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 214 305-284-3082 Student Government gives every undergraduate student the chance to practice and develop leadership skills while representing their peers and improving the University and student life. Students involved in SG will have the chance to interact with the University’s administration and faculty and work in a collaborative manner to better the institution. Student Government members are respected as leaders of the student body and their input is often sought in making important decisions for the University of Miami. Executive Board The Executive Board leads the Student Government and works together to accomplish various projects. The officers for the 2009-2010 academic year include the following members: President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lionel Moise Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Weaver Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Kruger Speaker of the Senate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Farmer Speaker Pro Tempore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Levine Supreme Court Chief Justice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kartik Telukuntla Executive Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaife Calil Chief of Staff Internal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veronica Alvarez Chief of Staff External. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valentina Lamas Executive at Large Internal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marissa Orenstein Executive at Large External. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ricardo Fernandez Elections Commission Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Robayna Elections Commission Vice Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fernanda Sanchez Category 5 Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cortney Tidwell Category 5 Vice Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Mitchell


Senate Senate is the legislative branch of Student Government and is overseen by the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore. Academic school or college, residential location, class, or organizational constituencies are the primary seat divisions within Senate. They pass legislation related to various projects and events on campus. All Senate meetings are open for any student to attend. Cabinet Cabinet is overseen by the Vice President and is comprised of four committees in conjunction with the Senate: Academic Affairs, University Affairs, Public Relations, and Policy & Finance. Members of Cabinet work with Senate to reach out to various student populations and to address their needs and concerns. Cabinet meets every week. Supreme Court The Supreme Court is the Judicial Branch and is charged with upholding the provisions and powers of the Student Government constitution and statutes. Additionally, the court is responsible for hearing Election Code violations through the Trial Court of the Supreme Court. The Court consists of a Chief Justice, Associate Chief Justice, and seven Justices. Elections Commission Elections Commission is an independent body of Student Government that oversees undergraduate Student Government elections during the fall and spring of each academic year. The organization is responsible for publicizing the elections, creating candidates’ election packets, coordinating all meetings regarding the election’s process, and managing all polling sites. Commissioners help ensure that Student Government elections are run fairly and objectively and help get the students voices heard. In addition, the Commission investigates all election code violations and forwards them to the Student Government Trial Court for hearings. Commissioners are selected after successfully completing the application and interview process and after approval by the Senate.

The Miami Hurricane Chelsea Matuash, Editor-in-Chief Jessica Jurick, Business Manager Robert DuBord and Bob Radziewicz, Advisors Whitten University Center, Room 221 305-284-4401 The Miami Hurricane, the University’s student-run newspaper, is published twice a week during the academic school year and it is distributed throughout our Coral Gables and Medical Campus. Become a part of our staff at The Miami Hurricane and you will learn about the newspaper industry and you will have the opportunity to become an integral part of the stories and events which impact our student body. Many positions are available in areas such as writing, graphic design, photography, advertising/sales, and copyediting.

Ibis Yearbook Rachel DeHayes, Editor-in-Chief Randy Stano, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 229 305-284-6385 The Ibis Yearbook is published annually and distributed FREE to all students at the beginning of the fall semester. Reporting, photography, layout, writing, editing, and graphic design opportunities are available. Applications are available in the Ibis Yearbook Office.


Category Five Category Five is the spirit programming board that works to improve campus spirit and attendance at athletic events. They are responsible for planning and coordinating pep rallies and road trips for the sports seasons.

Steve Yavner, Director Wolfson #2020 305-284-9289

Advisory Boards There are several Advisory Boards within Student Government that work closely with the administration to discuss new initiatives around campus. These advisory boards include Dining Services, Auxiliary Services, Police, Library, and Parking & Transportation. Meetings are approximately every other week. The advisory boards are overseen by the chair and report back to the Chiefs of Staff.

UMTV is the University of Miami’s cable television channel, owned and operated by the School of Communication. It is carried on Comcast Broadband and can be seen throughout the University as well as the surrounding Coral Gables community on channel 96. The cable channel provides local programming throughout the fall and spring semesters, and a large part of the programming is student-produced.

Join SG! Stop by the Student Government Office in the Whitten University Center, Room 214 or visit us our online at our website. Applications for the Supreme Court, Advisory Boards, Cabinet, Elections Commission, and many other involvement opportunities are available. If you are interested in running for a Senate seat in either the fall or spring elections, you can pick up an Election Packet from the SG office, or feel free to email us for more information.

Any full-time student may volunteer to work for UMTV. Producers, writers, directors, and on-air talent are needed along with both studio and film production crews. No experience is necessary, but students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in their major and attend and initial meeting at the beginning of each semester followed by training workshops.


Student Organizations Academic Alpha Mu Music Therapy Club Promotes professional standards in the field of music therapy, and educates students and the community about the music therapy profession. American Institute of Architectural Students Fosters an appreciation and understanding of the ideals and objectives of the Institute and to promote and forward the same within the territory of this chapter. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Serves the community, industry, and government by encouraging the development of new technologies and finding solutions to the problems of an increasingly global technological society. Association of Computing Machinery Promotes an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management, and application of computers. Atmospheric Science Club Promotes the education of atmospheric sciences and provides an environment where persons can share experiences and knowledge through social and volunteer activities. Ethics Society Encourages scholarly activity and social awareness in a multi-faceted study of ethics.

Exercise Physiology Organization Educates and promotes preventive health strategies among students and the community to increase physical well-being and the quality of life. Future Educators Association Promotes awareness of educational law among the public school systems and provides opportunities for students to supplement their associate teaching and field experience with school-based community service. Golden Key International Honor Society Recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in all undergraduate fields of study. Honors Students’ Association Promotes and protects the rights and privileges of Honors students; and coordinates cultural and social activities for honor students. Hurricane Athletic Training Students AthleticTraining/index.html Encourages athletic training students to work as a team in order to promote higher academic achievement and personal and professional development in the area of sports medicine. Microbiology & Immunology Club Promotes the awareness of microbiology and immunology and acts as a support group for microbiology and immunology students.

Solutions Promotes interdisciplinary and intellectual discourse among students and faculty in an informal setting. The Undergraduate Neuroscience Society Disseminates knowledge and an understanding of neuroscience to its members and the community. The Stem Cell Research Club at the University of Miami Provides students with a forum in which academic exchange of research ideas within the scheme of stem cells may be discussed to ultimately enlighten and educate its members on techniques and uses of stem cells.

Artistic University of Miami Collegiate Chapter Of Music Teachers National Association Enhances students’ studies by providing educational, musical, social, and professional experiences, to acquaint students with professional opportunities, and to develop leadership skills and community involvement. University of Miami Society of Composers Gives realistic and creative insight to student composers into the professional world of music.

Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honor Fraternity Hosts events to promote fellowship and friendship, challenge the mind and advance scholarship through guest speakers, panels, and academic discussions, and serve the UM community and the city of Miami through service events. School of Architecture Student Council Provides services to the students by being their representatives to the faculty, staff, and administration.


Athletic Aikido Club Creates a welcoming environment for those wishing to learn the art of Aikido and develop a sense of self and friendship. Badminton Club Provides the opportunity to exercise and practice for badminton tournaments, and helps members join the sport in order to benefit from the fun and health of the sport. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Gives UM students the opportunity to enrich their lives via club camaraderie while improving physical and mental health, reducing stress, and becoming more active in the university community. Bowling Club Offers recreational and competitive bowling to students at the University of Miami. Dodgeball Club Provides the opportunity and necessary equipment for playing games of dodge ball while fostering the development of teamwork, competition, athletic ability, and community. Equestrian Club Promotes horseback riding as a hobby and encourages participation in horse-related activities. Fencing Club Preserves the art of the sword by allowing students of all skill levels to come and practice fencing and sword fighting.

Karate Club Promotes physical and mental health through the martial art of Shotokan Karate. Men’s Lacrosse Team Provides students the opportunity to learn and play the sport of lacrosse. Men’s Soccer Stimulates appreciation and love for the game of soccer. Rock Climbing Club Provides climbers of all levels with opportunities to climb and increase education and awareness about the sport. Running Club Provides flexible running schedules with consistent meeting locations and times for group runs. Scuba Club Advances the sport of Scuba diving by providing Scuba diving equipment, affordable Scuba diving activities, and to dedicate themselves to the principles of underwater safety, marine conservation, and good sportsmanship. Sports and Recreational Interest Club Federation Serves as an umbrella organization for club sports. Swimming and Aquatics Club Provides special activities and fun swims, as well as practice, involving conditioning and technique improvement for swimmers of all levels. Tae Kwon Do Promotes and practices the American Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do for self defense, self confidence, and physical fitness.

Tennis Club Provides students the opportunity for friendly and competitive tennis matches at all levels. Triathlon Club (Tri-Canes) Promotes and participates in the sports of swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon at a recreational level, as well as a competitive level. Ultimate Frisbee Club Provides practice and competitive Ultimate Frisbee opportunities to players of all levels. University of Miami Baseball Club Offers students the opportunity to play baseball as a recreational activity in a local baseball league. University of Miami Lacrosse Club Enhances lacrosse as a competitive sport through intercollegiate club play. University of Miami Table Tennis Tennis Club Promotes recreational and competitive Table Tennis on campus and shares experiences with other teams throughout the United States. Water Polo Club Strives to afford all members an opportunity to develop competitive water polo skills. Volleyball Club Offers opportunities to play indoor as well as beach volleyball. We also welcome members of all ability levels and are dedicated to transforming them into competitive players.

Cultural/International African Students Union Promotes the awareness of African cultures and traditions, serves as an educational resource, and encourages greater interaction and cultural tolerance within the community.


Alliance of Latin American Students Unites both Latin American students as well as students interested in learning about Latin American cultures on campus, and represents all Latin American countries.

Filipino Student Association Promotes the awareness of Filipino culture in the community.

Asian American Students Association Promotes the unity of Asians from different nationalities and backgrounds through greater understanding of their experience in America, and fosters leadership in the Asian community.

Haitian Students Organizations Promotes Haitian culture and coordinates an active participation in the academic, cultural, social, and apolitical activities of Haiti.

Bahamian Students Association Raises the level of awareness of the culture and lifestyle in the Bahamas. Brazilian Students Association Promotes the awareness of Brazilian tradition and customs through literature, history, art, music, guest speakers, fairs, trips, and any other activities that will promote goodwill and a better understanding of Brazilians. Caribbean Students Association Raises the level of awareness of the cultural diversity of all Caribbean nations. Colombian Students Association Purpose is to unite and represent the Colombian students at the University of Miami through the active participation in the academic, cultural, social, and sports activity at the University of Miami. Council of International Students Organizations Promotes and defends the interests of all international students and international student organizations, and integrates the international students with campus life and the community. Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos Promotes cultural awareness of Cuban traditions, history, music, and current events by organizing events with guest speakers, typical music and cuisine. It also provides volunteer opportunities for its members and the University community as a whole.

Hispanic Heritage Month Committee Coordinates a month of events celebrating Hispanic culture, heritage, and history. Indian Students Association Promotes the interest of Indian Students and enhances the awareness of Indian culture. Model United Nations Provides opportunities for students who are interested in developing leadership, diplomacy, research, and debate skills with a focus on global, social, economical, political, and governmental issues. Organization for Jamaican Unity Culturally enlightens and informs students about Jamaica, its people, and its culture. Organization of Arab Students Instituting Solidarity Educates and presents adequate information about the Arab people, their history, culture, and aspirations. Shalom UM Acquaints the student body with Israel’s culture, traditions, history, and political issues.

Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association Educates the community about West Indian culture; promotes the islands of Trinidad and Tobago; and unites Trinidadians and Tobagonians. Union Venezolana Unites the Venezuelan students at the University of Miami and represents the rich and diverse Venezuelan culture through a broad variety of activities. United Black Students Dedicated to promoting Black culture and unity, UBS provides numerous outlets for student involvement, academic growth, and excellence. United Dominicans Association Celebrates the culture and history of the Dominican Republic; and promotes the personal and professional development of its members.

Honorary Alpha Epsilon Delta Encourages excellence in premedical scholarship, service, and leadership, as well as stimulating an appreciation of the importance of premedical education in the study of medicine. Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society An honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorological Honor Society Recognizes both graduate and undergraduate students with exemplary scholastic ability, primarily in the field of meteorology.

Society of the Study of Religions and Cultures Promotes knowledge and understanding of the world’s religions and cultures and the interrelation between the two.


Mortar Board Recognizes scholarship; leadership on campus; good character; morals and ethics; citizenship; cooperation; courtesy; modesty; and humility. Omicron Delta Kappa Recognizes individuals who have attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate activities, encourages them to continue along this line, and inspires others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment. Psi Chi Purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Rho Rho Rho Recognizes scholarship in marine and atmospheric sciences; promotes awareness and aids in the preservation of marine and terrestrial environments. Sigma Gamma Epsilon Establishes and recognizes scholarship and professionalism in the earth sciences.

Media The Miami Hurricane UM’s newspaper that is published semi-weekly during the regular academic year and is edited and produced by undergraduate students.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Encourages students to assume roles of leadership in the public and private sectors – such as in school, at the workplace, and in the community by preparing them with the necessary academic, entrepreneurial, and organizational skills, and connects students to one another in personal, academic, and pre-professional support systems. National Pan-Hellenic Council Governs the seven historically African-American men’s fraternities and women’s sororities.

National Society of Black Engineers Develops programs designed to assist in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of Blacks and other minorities in engineering.

Professional Alpha Kappa Psi Fosters scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance; educates the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Aids in the progression of engineering and science in aviation and space and to further, within its locality, the purposes and programs of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). American Medical Student’s Association Provides an environment that supports the creative ideas of physicians-in-training. American Society of Civil Engineers Enhances the quality of life worldwide by advancing professional knowledge and improving the practice of civil engineering. American Society of Pre-Dental Students Encourages excellence in pre-dental scholarship; educates and familiarizes interested students with the dental profession; helps prepare pre-dental students for entrance into dental schools; and promotes dental health in the community. Architectural Engineering Institute Focuses on networking with both Architecture and Engineering firms on sustainable and green building design (LEED). Audio Engineering Society Increases educational and scientific knowledge; stimulates interest in audio engineering; and promotes and advances this science and its allied arts in both theoretical and practical application.

Biomedical Engineering Society Encourages the development, dissemination, integration, and utilization of knowledge in biomedical engineering. Black Nursing Students Association Provides students the opportunity to become involved with the issues and services relevant to the health and welfare of the community at large. Engineers Without Borders Partners with professionals and developing countries to implement sustainable solutions to engineering problems. Florida Collegiate Educators National Conference Gives members the opportunity for professional development as well as acquainting students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession. Florida Water and Environment Association Reaches out to environmental and civil engineering students with a focus on research, education, and professionalism. Future Black Communication Professionals Brings cohesion among communication students dedicated to truth and excellence in all communication professions, as well as provide a venue for professional enrichment in future communication endeavors. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Informs the student branch about the theory and practice of all aspects of electrical engineering, electronics, radio, as well as to promote the furtherance of the professional development of the students.


Minority Association of Pre-Health Students Develops programs for students entering healthrelated professions and raises health career interests of minority/disadvantaged students. Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Legal Society Promotes interest in the legal profession by exposing students, from all fields of study, to mock trial competitions, law school events, and guest speakers. Pre-Law Advisory Club Provides information on law-related activities and events including internships, law schools, and test prep, along with various speakers to establish a better informed pre-law student. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Promotes the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists. Society of Women Engineers Empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their lifechanging contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. Student Government Serves as the representative for the undergraduate body in an endeavor to foster and promote positive change for the University of Miami. Undergraduate Sport Professionals’ Organization of Research & Training Promotes professionalism and opportunities for professional growth within the sport industry.

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Association of Greek Letter Organizations Serves as a representative to the Interfraternity Council, the Latino Greek Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., and the Panhellenic Association, and promotes the interests of all social Greek fraternities and sororities at the University of Miami.

Campus Crusade for Christ Encourages interested students to consider the merit, worth, and value of Christianity and provide ongoing programs of leadership and character development.

Engineering Advisory Board Serves as the umbrella organization for engineering student organizations. Homecoming Executive Committee Coordinates and oversees all homecoming events. Hurricane Productions 305-284-4606 UC 206 The premiere entertainment planning committee on campus that coordinates large-scale concerts, guest speakers, blockbuster movies, local bands, and other special events for UM. Student Activities Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) Determines the distribution of the portion of the student activity fee designated to student organizations. Student Health Advisory Committee Develops and implements programs designed to increase student awareness as it relates to healthrelated topics and events that affect both our campus and community. Up ‘Til Dawn Plans and promotes fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Catholic Student Association Fosters the spiritual, intellectual, and social interests of UM students in the Roman Catholic tradition. CHABAD Provides Jewish educational, ritual, and social activities based on Jewish Orthodox laws and Chabad rituals and customs. Chosen Shares the Word of God by choreographing dances to spiritual Christian music and performing them at various events. Episcopal Students Organization Unites students of all faiths, as well as those of the Episcopal Church, in order to learn about and appreciate this religion in a friendly atmosphere. Hammond Butler Inspirational Concert Choir Enlightens the University population and the surrounding community through spiritual song. Hindu Students Council Educates and promotes the Hindu culture and spiritual heritage. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/ USA An organization of students who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord; growing in love for God, God’s word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world through spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social pursuits.


Muslim Students of the University of Miami Performs religious duties and propagates Islamic teaching (Da’wah) only as it applies to the creed (‘aqeeda) of Islam, and secondary to the rules of the University of Miami. University Christian Fellowship Provides opportunities for Christian fellowship, discipleship, worship, witness, and counsel to the University of Miami community.

Service A Week For Life Educates about issues related to HIV/AIDS by promoting the appreciation of life through a week of diverse programming that encourages students to reduce at-risk behaviors by making positive choices. Alternative Breaks Provides a meaningful and enjoyable alternative break experience by immersing participants in a different way of life, challenging stereotypes, and providing immediate relief with a potential for long-term solutions in order to foster a life-long commitment to social action. Amnesty International UM Chapter A worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Best Buddies Creates mutually enriching friendships and enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-toone friendships with college student volunteers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Acts as mentors for children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Dance Marathon Plans a philanthropic event, that provides financial and emotional support to families and children of Miami Children’s Hospital, a facet of the Children’s Miracle Network. Earth Alert Promotes greater awareness of global environmental issues and devotes time to become involved in alleviating environmental hazards facing our campus and other areas of interest. FUNDAY Incorporates students with mentally handicapped citizens from around the greater Miami area, and treats them to a day of various events. Invisible Children Raises awareness and empowers the students at the University of Miami campus to create real and lasting changes for child soldiers facing dire circumstances throughout the world. Kids & Culture Educates inner city elementary school students as to the benefits and realities of higher education. LINK Cultivates leadership development and civic responsibility in students by providing and promoting community service throughout the Greater Miami area through participation in various charitable activities. Marine Mammal Stranding Team Aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals and educates the public about marine issues. National Gandhi Day of Service The largest day of service, bringing together a diverse group of volunteers to volunteer at a wide variety of sites in the Miami area.

Project Sunshine Gives students the opportunity to volunteer with children who have medical disabilities and illnesses and distract them from the monotony of the hospital by playing games, reading, doing arts and crafts, or just keeping them company. Random Acts of Kindness Fosters a more productive university environment by spreading friendliness and warmth to the student body through simple activities, big and small, that make people feel good and do not necessitate reward. Relay For Life at UM Fights cancer by volunteering for, instating, and supporting, programs of the American Cancer Society. Rotaract Club Promotes essential leadership skills through service and high academic standards. Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP) Promotes 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. Wish-Granters at the University of Miami Seeks to increase awareness of the Make-aWish Foundation’s mission and to provide opportunities for students to grant a wish for a child at least once a year. Yellow Rose Society Focuses on awareness of female issues through community outreach, education, enlightenment, and empowerment of minority women on campus and in the community.


Social Action/Political CAUSA: Students United For a Free Cuba Creates a student-led movement focused on promoting a pluralistic and democratic Cuban society. Council For Democracy Promotes political and social discussions and debates in a nonpartisan setting in order to encourage others to fully exercise their governmental and democratic rights and responsibilities. Elections Commission Oversees undergraduate Student Government elections in the fall and spring semesters. Greenpeace UM Uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. No Zebras: Canes Against Sexual Assault Spreads awareness about the issue of sexual assault and educates the University of Miami community about the resources available to survivors in Coral Gables. Surfrider UM Promotes student awareness and active involvement in the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. Respect Life Educates students about prenatal development, abortion, and other life issues to promote alternatives to abortion, and to unite pro-life students of all faiths and backgrounds. UM College Republicans Provides a means to encourage participation in the activities of the Republican Party.

United Students Against Sweatshops Provides members with an outlet for expressing concern and confronting the prejudices, apathy, and ignorance of the working conditions or sweatshop employees that are the result of the inherent defects of the global economy which creates sweatshops.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Promotes the highest standards of creativity, performance, education, and research in music on campus, to develop and encourage loyalty to the Alma Mater, and to instill in all people an awareness of music’s important role in the enrichment of the human spirit.

University of Miami Young Democrats Pursues the ideas of liberty, justice, and freedom for all regardless of race, religion, or sex through support of the Democratic Party and its ideas, ideals, and candidates.

Salsa Craze Promotes the awareness of salsa dancing through education, practice, performance, and competition at the collegiate level.

VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood Promotes research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourages understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.

Social Organization Association of Commuter Students Meets the practical, social, informational, and advocacy needs of commuter students. Interfraternity Council 305-284-5353 Building 21 – E Serves as the advising, supervising, and governing body of all member fraternities at the University of Miami. Miami Ballroom Offers a curriculum of ballroom dancing lessons, instructional workshops, and a venue for social dancing on and off the University of Miami campus. Panhellenic Association Governs the six historically white women’s sororities on campus.

Special Interest Ad Group Provides and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and its values in addition to stimulating and encouraging advertising professionalism through advertising education. Anime Club Spreads awareness of anime among the interested members as well as broadens the understanding of the genre through discussions and viewing. Canes for Cancer Awareness Continually promotes cancer awareness in the University community, focusing on the types of cancer that affect college students. Canes Outdoor Recreational Programs Provides opportunities to learn about and explore the rich and diverse natural world of South Florida and beyond through outdoor recreation. Cinematic Arts Commission Provides students who have paid their Student Activity Fee with the best level of motion picture entertainment possible and make that experience enjoyable. Committee On Student Organizations (COSO) Governs over all student organizations and helps new organizations form, as well as host the Student Organization Achievement Recognition Awards.


Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) Assists and supports Greek chapters in their proactive efforts to keep their members safe and healthy.

Student Awareness for Eating Disorders Raises awareness and informs the Miami community on the problems that eating disorders create and promotes healthier and safer alternatives to creating a positive body image for students affected by an eating disorder.

Miami Ballroom Offers beginner and intermediate social dance lessons for students, faculty and staff, alumni, and members of the community; train and compete as a team; and have parties and other exciting events throughout the year.

SwingU Provides a safe, comfortable environment to teach and learn the extensive realm of swing dancing.

Miami Motion Provides a student dance organization for experienced dancers in more traditional areas of dance such as tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. One in a Million Stimulates awareness of and provides information about rare genetic disorders throughout the University and the community at large. Secular Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics for Reason, Knowledge, and Science Provides a forum for like-minded individuals to discuss and develop secular world views and to socialize. Sigma Alpha Iota Recognizes the contributions of women in all fields of music, and celebrates music through quality performances.

UM Aquarium Club Educates and inspires members about the process of, and enjoyment in aquarium science, aquaculture, and the general aquarium hobby. The Chess Club Allows players of all different skill levels to play and maintain interest in the game of chess. UM Robotics Allows students to engage in the process of designing and building robots to be entered in specialized competitions, for the purpose of learning and acquiring practical experience in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as to represent the University in such competitions. University of Miami Promoting Alcohol Responsibility to You (UPARTY) Promotes healthy lifestyles and responsible decision making with regards to alcohol and other drugs.

SpectrUM Fosters pride through education, awareness, advocacy, and involvement; and provides support for all members. Student Association of Fashion Professionals Promotes business awareness in the fashion industry and provides UM students with career opportunities and benefits within the fashion industry.


Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement Orientation and commuter student involvement Brian M. Orefice, Ph.D., Director Carrie Brunt Whiteside, Assistant Director Whitten University Center, Room 236 305-284-5646

Orientation Do you remember when you were a new student at UM? Was there someone who helped you during your first year? If you want to make a difference to new students, meet new people, have fun, and get involved, join the orientation staff. New Student Orientation is a six-day program designed to provide new students with helpful information and resources that assist them in making a smooth transition to life at the University of Miami. Involvement in orientation is one of the best opportunities students have for getting involved and being successful at UM. Applications are available for Program Coordinators and Orientation Leaders in the fall semester and for Orientation Fellows in the spring semester. Program Coordinators (PCs) PCs assist the orientation professional staff with the planning and coordination of the entire fall and spring Orientation programs. This is a year-round position and requires a considerable time commitment. Orientation Leaders (OLs) OLs are responsible for assisting Program Coordinators during the Orientation program and overseeing a group of Orientation Fellows. Orientation Leaders serve as a part of a Steering Committee that is responsible for planning Orientation events and also as staff for Spring Orientation. Orientation Fellows (OFs) OFs are responsible for facilitating a group of new students during the week of New Student Orientation. This involves participation in all scheduled events and programs. OFs must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be available for training both in the spring and fall for the Fall Orientation.

Commuter Student Involvement Commuter Assistants (CAs) The Commuter Assistant program is designed to support first-year communter students as they transition into the University of Miami community. CAs serve as an academic and social transitional support system for the students as they face new challenges and concerns during their first year of college. For more information on the CA program, please visit the CSI website. Association of Commuter Students (ACS) Jaife Calil, President Carrie Brunt Whiteside, Advisor Whitten University Center, Room 207 305-284-2962 ACS is a student organization for and about commuter students. It is dedicated to extending the comfort of living on campus to the commuter student population. Our office is set to give you that home away from home feeling with couches, refrigerator, microwave, and friends. ACS provides commuter students with opportunities for involvement on campus both within the organization and Student Life. Commuters…our home is where “U” are! Commuter Advisory Board (CAB) Executive Chair: Ramsey Villalon The purpose of CAB is to be inclusive and mindful of the two populations of commuter students: students who live at home with their families and students who reside alone or with other college roommates. CAB will serve as a connection to the office of Commuter Student Involvement and act as a voice to the administration with regards to commuter student needs. Also, CAB will open up leadership roles to commuter students as well as provide commuter students with information and guidance about off-campus life. Apply to become a CAB member! Applications are available at the beginning of the fall semester online. Great Start Great Start is an entirely student run overnight pre-orientation program designed to promote and emphasize college adjustment and campus involvement opportunities. The program’s goal is to help you feel like a part of the University and give you a chance to meet other commuter students. Students who participated in Great Start have said the program greatly contributed to a positive transition from high school to college.


Residence Life

Department of Residence Halls Eaton Residential College 1211 Dickinson Drive, Suite 153 305-284-4505

Become a Resident Assistant! A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student employed by the Department of Residence Halls to live in a residential college or apartment setting and work as part of a hall staff team in order to build a positive and academic living and learning environment and community experience for residents. An RA serves as a communication link between the residents of the community and UM Housing. An RA serves in the following primary roles: educator, leader, role model, programmer, policy enforcer, counselor, administrator, and, in general, provides leadership for a residential college floor or apartment building. The RA reports directly to the Residence Coordinator (RC). An RA is also expected to: • Know the residents in his or her community on a personal basis. • Advise individuals on academic and personal matters. • Create and encourage activities and programs that enhance community and meet residents’ personal and academic needs. • Be a role model for academic success and University policies. • Be knowledgeable about various campus resources available to students. • Prepare the colleges and apartments for fall and spring opening, orienting new students to UM, providing information and resources to residents. • Responding to crises and emergencies and help to resolve conflicts. • Create a safe, secure, and inclusive environment where students can pursue their studies and interests. To become an RA, you must have attended the University of Miami for a minimum of one semester, maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.75 or better, and not be on any current judicial sanction. RA applications are available at the beginning of the spring semester each year and must complete the application by the deadline indicated. RA candidates participate in a group and individual interview process with current staff and faculty from a residential college or apartment area. RA appointments are for one academic year and are renewed based on job performance. Being an RA is an opportunity to provide leadership, service, and make an impact and difference in the lives of students!

Become an Academic Fellow! Academic Fellows (AFs) are upper class students who live in the Hecht, Stanford, and Mahoney Residential Colleges who work 10-12 hours per week and support the University’s Academic Mission Statement as active role models who assist first year students with a successful transition to UM through facilitating educational and academic experiences and initiatives, nurturing students, creating opportunities for the development of knowledge, and providing leadership to their community and beyond. They are committed to excellence and represent the diversity of our University of Miami family. Academic Fellow candidates should be undergraduate students who are: • High energy leaders who can motivate first-year students to explore academic opportunities • Positive role models for other students • Actively engaged in activities provided by the University Schools and Colleges • Academically focused and motivated • Knowledgeable about the University of Miami and its academic resources • Excellent communicators and leaders To become an Academic Fellow, you must have attended the University of Miami for a minimum of one semester, maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.75 or better, and not be on any current judicial sanction. AF applications are available at the beginning of February each year and must complete the application by the deadline indicated. AF candidates participate in an individual interview process with current residential college faculty and staff. AF Appointments are for one academic year and are renewed based on job performance. Become a Desk Assistant! Desk Assistants (DAs) are part-time student employees who are responsible for the organization and management of the front desk operation of a residential college or University Village, DAs should be able to interact with a variety of student, faculty, and staff personalities with patience, initiative, customer service, and an ability to think quickly. DAs must possess a high degree of integrity and display continuous commitment toward customer service and the responsibilities of the DA position. Desk Assistant responsibilities consist of the following: • Greet students, staff, and guests • Act as resource person to students, staff, and guests • Answer telephones promptly and maintain accurate messages • Assist with emergency procedures • Assist with a variety of administrative tasks • Role model University values and service • Attend all training sessions and staff meetings • Other tasks as assigned by the AA or RC


All Desk Assistants are supervised by the Administrative Assistant and Residence Coordinator. To apply for a DA position, see your Residence Coordinator. If you have a work study award and are interested in assisting fellow students, consider applying for a Desk Assistant position with the Department of Residence Halls. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week. Your work assignment is flexible enough to accommodate your academic schedule. Become a Security Assistant! Security Assistants (SAs) are part-time student employees who are responsible for the nighttime security operations of the residential colleges, apartment area, and the University Village. Hours of operation are from 9:45 pm to 8:00 am nightly. SAs typically work one to two nights per week (10-20 hours), but the schedule is flexible enough to allow students to work nearly as much or as little as they so desire. A mandatory minimum of one full shift (10 hours) per week is required upon accepting employment. The basic function of a security assistant is to screen individuals entering the residential colleges overnight, verifying residency, registering guests, and responding to emergencies. Other responsibilities include:

Join the Conference Housing Team! During the summer months, the Department of Residence Halls provides conference housing to a number of University-affiliated programs, camps, etc. Working with these groups are Conference Hosts as well as Conference Managers – both positions assist these summer guests with their check-in and room accommodations as well as with questions about the campus and South Florida. Applications for conference housing position are available prior to spring break each year – prior experience working in a customer service-oriented or conference/camp position is helpful but not required. Join College Council! Become a student leader by taking an active role in the residential college that you live in. Help plan programs, participate in community service, enhance your leadership skills, and make new friends! Residential College Councils give you the opportunity to work with Resident Assistants, Resident Coordinators, faculty, and other students in order to represent the needs of the students of your community. Ask your RA about participating or check with your College/apartment area front desk. For more information on any of these involvement opportunities, please visit our website at or call our office at (305) 284-4505.

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To apply for a security assistant position, watch for hiring notices in your residential college, in the Miami Hurricane student newspaper, online in myUM, or you may visit the Department of Residence Halls central office in Eaton Residential College, Suite 153. Hiring is typically conducted twice per year, once per semester, during the months of October/November in the fall and March/April in the spring. Applicants for the security assistant position are required to submit to a thorough background check, including, but not limited to, criminal history checks, verification of references and past employment history, and a University discipline record check.

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Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs Renee Dickens Callan, Director Luz Paniagua, Assistant Director 5600 Merrick Drive Student Services Building, Suite 21-P 305-284-2855

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides guidance and support to ethnically diverse students at the University of Miami. The office coordinates a variety of programs and services to enhance students’ cultural, educational, and personal development. Our staff is committed to helping all students achieve their academic goals.

Services • Advocacy • Advising (academic and co-curricular) • Book loan program • Computer lab • Free local faxes • Photocopies (minimal charge) • Referral services • Resource library with scholarship and internship opportunities • Urban Access Guide • UNITY Newsletter


• Horizons Pre-Orientation • Life Skills Leadership Program • MSA Open House • MSA Roundtable • Native American Month • Senior Mwambo • Student Success Series • United Way/Kaplan Test Prep • UNITY Roundtable Consortium • WWMA/Black Alumni Society – Student Scholarship Banquet

Student Organizations • Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) • Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Committee • Black Awareness Month Committee • Hispanic Heritage Month Committee • Filipino Student Association • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee • Organization for Jamaican Unity • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. • United Dominican Students Association • United Black Students

• Asian Pacific American Heritage Month • Black Awareness Month • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration • Finals Fiesta • Hispanic Heritage Month


The William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development (SLC) Keith “Fletch” Fletcher, Director Franklin McCune, Assistant Director Taneisha Smith, Administrative Assistant Whitten University Center, Room 240 305-284-4483 (GIVE)

Volunteer Service The Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development, known as the SLC, actively promotes and provides for the inclusion of community service and civic engagement in every facet of the University experience. The SLC acts primarily as a clearinghouse for all service and leadership endeavors and strives to develop synergistic partnerships within the faculty, campus, and global community. The Center maintains communication with over 470 community agencies in South Florida and provides groups and individuals with both long and short term volunteer opportunities. There are 35-plus service and advocacy organizations, programming boards, and action committees affiliated with the SLC that address a range of social issues including but not limited to, hunger and homelessness, the environment, HIV/AIDS education, mentoring at-risk children, literacy, work with special citizens, and worker justice and global equality. Groups also coordinate large campus events such as Hunger and Homelessness Week, FunDay, Relay for Life, and Amnesty International’s “DieIn” to raise awareness and to serve others. Over 10 annual days of service are coordinated through the SLC, including Orientation Outreach, Gandhi Day of Service, Greek Earth Day, MLK Day of Service, and Rebuilding Together.

Additionally, the SLC coordinates the Alternative Breaks Program (UMAB) and the Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT). Through partnerships with community agencies and events coordinated by the SLC staff and student organizations, there are opportunities to volunteer and make a difference nearly every weekend! SLC Affiliated Service and Advocacy Student Organizations & Programming Boards: A Week for Life Amnesty International National Gandhi Day of Service Be The Change Best Buddies Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp Kesem Canes for Cancer Awareness Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT) Canes Outdoor Recreation Programs (CORPs) Council for Democracy Dance Marathon Earth Alert FunDay Greenpeace UM Invisible Children Kids & Culture Leadership Summit LINK Motivated Youth No Zebras (Canes Against Sexual Assault) Project Sunshine Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Rotaract Club of UM SpectrUM Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP) Tunnel of Oppression UM Alternative Breaks UM for Equality UM Relay for Life United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) Up ‘Til Dawn Wish Granters Yellow Rose Society


The phenomenal student leaders and staff within the SLC also plan a number of special events including Lead and Serve Week, Holiday Hope Tree gift drive, and the collection for the United Way, which is held annually at the football stadium during a home game. The SLC publishes a bi-weekly electronic newsletter, the PhilanTropic, which features upcoming volunteer opportunities and highlights service and leadership programs on campus (to subscribe to the listserv, visit our website, In addition, the SLC promotes service-learning and civic engagement by actively encouraging faculty to infuse these concepts into their curriculum. The SLC actively establishes community contacts for these endeavors and will assist the faculty, student, or student organization in the creation of learning contracts, service agreements, and service event planning. It is our hope that UM students develop into active citizens and social change agents, as illustrated by the “Spectrum of Service” model (see below). The model demonstrates the process of growth individuals experience as they are exposed to volunteering and becoming more aware of and educated about societal issues. Individuals begin as “members” of society who are not concerned with a personal role in societal problems and ideally develop into “active citizens,” or agents of change, who make the community a priority in their values and life choices.

Our Philosophy on Leadership The Butler Center defines leadership as an inclusive, relational process of collaboration, commitment, and the act of engaging all parties in the realization of a shared vision. Strongly rooted in values and unafraid of controversy, leadership development is a life-long process heavily intertwined with service. Viewed through this multidimensional context, all individuals possess the capacity to develop as leaders. Whether you are looking for an ongoing volunteer opportunity or a one time service experience as an individuals or group, please contact our office to learn more about the services and resources provided. Connecting U to the Community!

Leadership Development The SLC serves as an inclusive, empowering and innovative body and seeks to afford students new opportunities to develop, enhance and cultivate leadership skills through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular experiences. These outcome-driven opportunities will facilitate the development of character, conscience, civility, citizenship, and an appreciation of diversity, as well as individual and social responsibility. The SLC facilitates the self-actualization and creation of the person equipped to lead others and themselves in a global society.

The SLC’s leadership philosophy and programs are based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. The model, as shown above, illustrates the development of an individual through self-knowledge (understanding one’s talents, values, and interests as it relates to the one’s capacity to provide effective leadership skills) and demonstrates the enhanced student learning related to leadership competence (the capacity to mobilize oneself and others to serve and work collaboratively); which will ultimately facilitate positive social change within a community or society. The model approaches leadership development from three different perspectives or levels: the individual, the group, and community or society. It incorporates seven key values (the “7 C’s”): consciousness of self (aware of beliefs, values, attitudes, and emotions that motivate one to take action), congruence (refers to thinking, feeling, and behaving with consistency and authenticity), commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility (ability to respect and consider differences in opinions), and citizenship (working for positive change on behalf of others and community).


Leadership Development Opportunities The SLC offers an array of leadership programs, development opportunities and resources to meet the needs of our diverse population of students by building on personal strengths and encouraging them to strive toward their unique potential while insisting on high standards from others. Lead and Serve Week is week held annually in September where students are introduced to the ideas of volunteerism and leadership as well as informed of the programs, services, and opportunities through the Butler Center. The week is centered around two main events, the Lead and Serve Connections Fair and Student Leader Networking Reception, among other events. The Leadership Development Series builds upon topic-specific workshop tracks to earn a non-credit certification in areas such as StrengthQuest, Multicultural Competence, and Community Leadership. During the six-week program, participants engage in leadership diagnostic instruments, reflective activities, and complete other certificate specific requirements. Fall 2009 w orkshops will begin in October. Please contact the SLC for more information ( The Leadership Development Workshops are one-time, educational 1.5 hour long seminars facilitated by local and community leaders. Workshop topics cover a wide variety of topics which address all skill levels from foundational skills for new leaders and advanced skills for experienced leaders.

Through Workshops on Demand, students can request training or workshops for any group of students to meet the specific needs of their organization. I.M.P.A.C.T. (Individuals Maximizing Potential And Creating Tomorrows), the premiere leadership immersion experience on campus occurring in the fall, typically during fall break. During I.M.P.A.C.T., a carefully selected cohort of emerging and established leaders are taken for a leadership retreat, where they are exposed to an intense curriculum and divided into workgroups to tackle new initiatives. Fall 2009 I.M.P.A.C.T. participants and facilitators (upperclassmen) will be selected in early October through an application and interview process. Leadership Summit is a one-day professional conference for UM students which increases awareness of real world leadership concepts and emphasizes the development of one’s leadership potential. Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for personal growth, knowledge acquisition, and skill development through keynote presentations and breakout sessions that focus on relevant issues students face as leaders at UM, in their communities, and in society. Facilitated by UM staff, faculty and local community leaders, the breakout sessions cover a wide variety of interest area tracks including: leadership development for emerging to advanced leaders; diversity; Greek life; student organization development; civic engagement and service; women and leadership; campus-wide programming; and student government. Whether seeking to develop or refine personal leadership skills, striving to strengthen a student organization, or simply looking to explore new concepts and gain insight from campus administrators and community leaders, Leadership Summit offers an invaluable, one-day conference experience for UM students. Additionally, Leadership Summit creates the opportunity for networking amongst emerging and established student leaders. There are several other ways to get involved with Leadership Summit including the Steering Committee and as a volunteer the day of the conference. The Steering Committee will be selected in fall 2009 (application and interview process).


Senior Reflections is a 5-week capstone seminar offered in the spring which provides an opportunity for graduating students to reflect upon their past leadership roles and how the experiences have contributed to their development as well as bring closure to their college experience. The course was originally created by Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Don’t forget to sign up for the PhilanTropic at and to join us the 1st Wednesday of every month for “Lead and Serve Day” by sporting your “lead and serve” t-shirts! The Service and Leadership Center – A Vision of Change, A Challenge to Action.

The SLC also coordinates the S.T.R.I.V.E (Serving Together Reaching Integrity, Values & Engagement) Community, a living and learning community based on civic engagement, volunteer service and leadership housed in Pearson Residential College. Selected students commit to a lifestyle of a number of service, leadership, and civic engagement hours each week, and a mentoring relationship. Additionally, S.T.R.I.V.E. students participate in weekly group house meetings, as well as monthly group service projects.

Service and Leadership Recognition Finally, students are recognized monthly and annually for their service endeavors in the community and leadership contributions on campus. Monthly recognition includes the Volunteer of the Month and Student Leader Spotlight. Annually, students are recognized at the Celebration of Involvement Reception where annual campus-wide awards for service and leadership are presented including the Edward T. Foote II Award for Excellence in undergraduate leadership, the Vice President’s Award for Service, and Robert Bates Cole Award for Volunteer Leadership. Several other awards, including the Giraffe Awards, are presented at the SLC’s End of Year Celebration, which commemorates the accomplishments of the service and advocacy organizations and programming boards, as well as is a time to recognize leadership development programs participants.

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Office of the Dean of Students

Dr. Ricardo Hall Dean of Students Building 21-E 305-284-5353

The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to cultivate the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and ethical development of students by providing a broad range of programs, services, and experiences that create an optimal learning and living environment. Honor Council Dr. Ricardo Hall Secretary Building 21-H 305-284-5354 The University of Miami Honor Code was established in 1986 to preserve the academic integrity of the student body, to encourage consistent ethical behavior among undergraduate students, and to foster a climate of fair competition. Twenty-nine undergraduate students, including at least one representative from each undergraduate school or college, serve on the Honor Council and are charged with education and adjudication matters related to academic integrity. Members investigate complaints, determine the facts given in a case and upon finding a violation, assess appropriate penalties. Honor Council members are selected each spring and serve for one academic year. Applications are available at the beginning of the spring semester. Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Dayle Wilson Assistant Dean of Students, Advisor Building 21-H 305-284-5353 Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is an honor society for students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA and are in the top 20% of their class during their first year or term of higher education. Eligible first year students are contacted by the Dean of Students Office at the beginning of each spring semester.

Greek Life Michelle M. Castro Assistant Dean of Students and Coordinator for Greek Affairs Building 21-E 305-284-5353 Fraternities and sororities at the University of Miami work cooperatively to promote the values of outstanding academic performance, community service, leadership development, and social development among members. While each of the four Greek umbrella organizations are historically comprised of specific membership, all students are welcome to join any of these fraternal organizations regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin. Fraternities and Sororities at the University of Miami welcome and encourage diversity among their membership. If you are interested in learning more about fraternity and sorority life at UM, attend the informational sessions and activities throughout the Fall semester. Many fraternities and sororities actively recruit new members in the fall and in the spring semesters; however, some are limited as to when they are allowed to recruit new members. Interfraternity Council Dr. William Lake IFC is the governing body for the 12 men’s fraternities. The IFC Executive Board is made up of men from all chapters and is dedicated to improving the Greek community and fostering a sense of brotherhood between members of different fraternities. IFC Fraternities Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ) Alpha Sigma Phi (ΑΣΦ) Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ) Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠΚΑ)

Pi Kappa Phi (ΠΚΦ) Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣΑΜ) Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) Sigma Phi Epsilon (ΣΦΕ) Zeta Beta Tau (ΖΒΤ)

UM ALD members enjoy opportunities to remain active during their college careers by serving as officers, attending chapter meetings, participating in community service activities and other on and offcampus initiatives. Additionally, a scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member during his/her junior year and the graduating senior with the highest GPA is recognized at the Honors Convocation.


Panhellenic Association Panhellenic, or PH, is the governing body for the seven sororities on campus that hold membership in the National Panhellenic Conference. The PH Executive Board is made up of women from all chapters and is dedicated to improving the Greek community and fostering a sense of sisterhood between members of different sororities. PH Sororities Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ) Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ)

Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) Sigma Delta Tau (ΣΔΤ) Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ)

National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. NPHC is the governing body for the eight historically African American men’s fraternities and women’s sororities on campus. NPHC promotes awareness and unity among the Black Greeks on campus. NPHC Fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) Kappa Alpha Psi (ΚΑΨ) Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ)

NPHC Sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣΘ) Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ)

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations is the governing board of the four National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) groups on campus. NALFO promotes unity and awareness among the Latino Greeks on campus. NALFO Fraternities Lambda Theta Phi (ΛΘΦ) Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛB)

The William W. Sandler Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education Nanette Vega, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education Building 21-E 305-284-6120/5353 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, we strive to: • Promote healthy lifestyles, as well as personal and social responsibility, by providing and/or supporting programs, training, service, and alternative activities for students; • Educate students about the negative consequences of high-risk use of alcohol and other drugs; • Increase awareness and commitment within the University community to create an environment in which a change in attitudes, behaviors, and use of substances is possible and participation in high-risk behaviors is reduced. You’ve Got CHOICES – Let Us Help You Make the Right Ones! Interested in joining a peer education group? UPARTY - Promoting Alcohol Responsibility To You and GAMMA: Greek Advocating The Mature Management of Alcohol are here for you. Call Pier21 now and make a difference!

NALFO Sororities Lambda Theta Alpha (ΛΘΑ) Sigma Lambda Gamma (ΣΛΓ)

The fraternity and sorority community has also added Delta Epsilon Psi (ΔΕΨ), South Asian Fraternity to our community.


UParty Promoting Alcohol Responsibility to You UPARTY is a student group dedicated to educating the University community about alcohol and the dangers associated with high-risk alcohol consumption. UParty encourages students to Think BEFORE They Drink; supports low-risk alcohol consumption, designated driving, peer accountability and responsibility; UParty shows U how to party without alcohol and drug abuse. *Membership is open to all members of the University community* GAMMA Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol GAMMA assists fraternity and sorority chapters in their proactive efforts to have an exciting social environment while keeping all members safe and healthy. These objectives shall be met by: discussing general challenges and initiatives regarding alcohol, drugs, and other high-risk behavior as an entire Greek community in a roundtable setting; discussing implementation of the alcohol policy as an entire Greek community in a roundtable setting; and providing applicable workshops, speakers, or presentations on Greekrelated risk management issues.


Office of Admissions

President’s 100 Michelle Demian 132 Ashe Building 305-284-5228

President’s 100 is an organization sponsored by the President’s Office and dedicated to sharing information about the University and articulating its goals. Students in this selective organization maintain a working relationship with University faculty and administrators, and serve in an organized capacity as ambassadors to both internal and external communities. If selected, you will have the opportunity to give camps tours; serve as a representative of the student body to visiting dignitaries, prospective faculty, administrators and potential donors; participate in on and off-campus programs for prospective students such as college fairs and University Open Houses; and serve as a host at presidential receptions and other University sponsored events. P100 members are charismatic, articulate, and have strong academic credentials. Applications to become a P100 are available in the fall. The selection is rigorous and includes interviews and public speaking evaluations.


Office of International Education & Exchange Programs Study Abroad Glenda H. Hayley, Director Jasmine R. Phillips, Assistant Director Kefryn Block Reese, Assistant Director Elyse Resnick, Assistant Director Allen Hall Room 111 305-284-3434 Seek adventure? Want to expand your horizons? Like to travel? Then studying abroad is for you! The University of Miami maintains direct exchange agreements with over 80 partner institutions in over 34 countries around the world and offers semester-long, year-long and summer study programs that give you the opportunity to gain valuable life experience while earning UM academic credit. You pay UM tuition with most financial aid applying. Airfare, room and board, and books are extra, as well as personal expenses. Additional scholarships are available.

Visit Allen Hall (next to the School of Communications) and meet with a study abroad advisor, look through university catalogs, and get contact information from returning exchange students. Once you know in which country you would like to study, you will need to fill out an application and get two letters of recommendation from faculty members. You will also need to be interviewed. Application Deadlines: Spring 2010 – October 1, 2009 Summer and Fall 2010 – March 1, 2010


Office of Student Employment (OSE)

Rhodes House Building 37-K 305-284-6641

Looking for a job? Finding a job is easy! If you know which programs you qualify for, you can search for either Federal Work Study (FWS) or Student Assistant positions. Jobs are posted on the MyUM system: Life at UM: Student Employment Sub-Menu Bar – or the job bulletin boards are located outside of the Office of Student Employment. Students participating in any of the University of Miami employment programs need to keep in mind that funds become available as soon as you earn them. Eligibility for an employment program does not provide the funds up front to pay for registration expense. For program requirements, benefits, or more information, check our webpage Federal Work Study Program The FWS program is a need-based program that provides part-time job opportunities based on your financial aid eligibility. Based on federal guidelines, the Office of Financial Assistance Services awards as many participants for this program as the federal allocation allows. You are awarded a specific amount. To apply for FWS, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and mark yes to “interested in student employment.” You must apply every year. Jobs are available both on and off-campus (including on the Medical and Marine campuses), and you select the work-study position that best suits your interest, experiences and schedule, and follow a typical job search process. The best time to search for available positions is after you have completed course registration.

Student Assistant Program Students seeking positions that offer more flexible schedules and compensation can work through the Student Assistant Program. Jobs include on and off-campus* part time opportunities This program is particularly popular with students who do not apply or qualify for Federal Work Study. Student Assistant positions are similar to FWS positions in terms of the job search and rates of pay. However, they differ in that these jobs are not funded by federal funds. Because students like the flexibility and the chance to work on campus, these positions are in great demand. The best time to search for available positions is once the student has completed course registration. OSE acts only as a referral service and make no particular recommendations regarding off-campus employers. We do make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the office and they are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employments. Due to the volume of jobs received by the OSE, the office is unable to research the integrity of each organization or person that lists a job. Therefore, you are expected to undertake responsibility. We always welcome your questions and/or concerns.

Miami Commitment Program Miami Commitment is a selective employment program, unique to the University of Miami, and recognized nationally for its successful job placement process. Only incoming freshmen are invited to apply. The Miami Commitment Selection Committee determines each student’s suitability for the program based on timely completion of the application, the expressed commitment to learn new skills and engage in career development activities, and the availability of jobs that meet each student’s educational and career requirements. Admitted students are then matched with carefully selected employers that are committed to help students grow personally and professionally. The program further monitors the student skill development and provides a wide range of support programs, such as workshops, recognition awards, and individualized advising.


Department of Wellness & Recreation

Norm Parsons, Director Herbert Wellness Center 305-284-8500

The Herbert Wellness Center is a premier fitness, recreation, and wellness facility located on the Coral Gables campus. Since opening in January 1996, the Herbert Wellness Center staff has welcomed thousands of members and guests every day. Group exercise classes, intramural sports, wellness programs, and instructional classes are just a few of the activities offered. Our programs are as varied as our members, with everything from swim lessons for toddlers to fitness programs for adults 65 and older. So make the Herbert Wellness Center part of your daily routine – whether you want to work out in a fitness room, shoot some hoops, get a bite to eat at the Juice Bar, or just relax in the atrium. Wellness Suite Services The Wellness Suite is what sets the Herbert Wellness Center apart from a typical gym. Massage therapy, cooking classes, wellness and fitness lectures, nutritional counseling, CPR certification, smoking cessation program, and fitness testing are just a few of the many services offered at the Wellness Suite. Students can participate in C.H.A.M.P. – a free fitness assessment for students. Call 305-284-LIFE (5433) for more information, or log on to the Wellness Center website.

Employment The Herbert Wellness Center is one of the largest student employers on campus. So if you’re looking for a job and enjoy working with people, fill out an application. You can download one from the Herbert Wellness Center website or stop by room 210 and complete an employment application. Exercise Use the fitness room; take a fitness class; swim in the pool; run on the indoor track; play basketball, soccer or floor hockey in the gym; or play racquetball, squash, handball, or wallyball on the courts. Exercise assistants staff the fitness room and are available to show you how to use all the equipment. If you’re interested in one-on-one instruction, personal trainers are available for a nominal fee. Club Sports Over 30 student organized sports clubs provide you with the opportunity to learn a new sport and/or meet students with similar interests. Intramural Sports Football, floor hockey, tennis, volleyball, soccer in the fall; and basketball, wallyball, racquetball, soccer, water polo, and softball in the spring. Get a team together, or sign up as a free agent at the Herbert Wellness Center. Don’t forget there are enrollment deadlines! For more information contact Tom Soria at 305-284-8518 or log onto the website at Instructional Programs You are already taking classes for the mind, now how about classes for the body? Dance classes, yoga and Pilates are just a few examples of the classes offered. For a complete listing of classes, please call the Wellness Suite or log on to Canes Health Assessment & Motivation Program CHAMP is FREE! It is a peer-based program that gives UM students the opportunity to meet with other students and discuss issues such as nutrition, fitness, sexual responsibility, and other lifestyle topics. Opportunities exist for students to join the program or become peer consultants. For more information, please contact the Wellness Suite.


Special Events The Herbert Wellness Center staff organizes a variety of special events throughout the school year. Sports Fest, House Party, and Wellness Expos are just some of the programs designed for students. Herbert Wellness Center Hours Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. until midnight Friday 6:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Phone Numbers General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-8500 Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-8540 Personal Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-LIFE Massage Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-LIFE Instructional Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-LIFE Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-3261 Court Reservations*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-3261 Fitness Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-8507 Wellness Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-5433 *racquetball and squash only



Kirby Hocutt, Athletic Director Hecht Athletic Center 5821 San Amaro Drive 305-284-CANES

GO TO A GAME All UM students that pay the athletic fee are entitled to free admission to all home sporting events. For more information and tickets, please visit our website. Home Football Tickets You must present your valid ‘Cane Card to Dolphin Stadium personnel located at Gate B entrance. Seating is located in Sections 153-103 and 404-406. Handicapped seating is reserved and is available in Section 156. Home Baseball Tickets You must present your valid ‘Cane Card to Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park personnel at the third base entrance. All seating is general admission.

Home Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tickets Watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams at their on campus home, the BankUnited Center. You must provide your valid ‘Cane Card at the student entrance located on the southeast corner of the BankUnited Center. Home Soccer & Volleyball Tickets You must present your valid ‘Cane Card at the main entrance to Cobb Stadium for soccer and at the Knights Sports Complex for volleyball. All seating for these events is general admission. School Spirit Cheerleading There are two squads, a co-ed (seven males and seven females) and an all-female (15 females). Tryouts are selective and require and intermediate level of skill in stunting, tumbling, jumping, and motions. Co-ed squad tryouts are in the spring and all the female squad tryouts are in the fall and spring. For more information contact Tyler Wessel at 305-284-4611 or


Sunsations The Sunsations Dance Team consists of 15 female dancers. Tryouts consist of learning a dance with a mix of hip-hop, jazz, and funk, and are held in the spring and in the fall. For more information, contact Tyler Wessel at 305-284-4611 or Mascots The University of Miami has four mascots. Sebastian the Ibis performs at football and basketball games and the Miami Maniac perform at baseball games. Tryouts are held whenever a spot becomes available. For more information, contact Connie Nickel at 305-284-2651 or HEAD COACHES CONTACT INFORMATION Men’s Teams Baseball

Jim Morris



Frank Haith



Randy Shannon



Mario Rincon



Amy Deem



Randy Ableman



Katie Meier




Cross Country

Amy Deem



Randy Ableman



Lela Cannon



Tricia Taliaferro



Christie Shefchunas



Paige Yaroshuk



Amy Deem



Nicole Lantagne


Women’s Teams


Tryout for a Team Each varsity sport schedules tryouts at varying times during the academic year. Interested students can contact the individual sport coach for further information.

Show Your School Spirit Wear Orange! Show your Hurricane Pride by supporting our athletic teams! Athletics is a 78-year-old tradition at the University of Miami. 80 individual and team championship, and close to 530 student athletes all earning All-American status are among the highlights of the UM athletic accomplishments. The success has brought national prominence in each and every sport and wonderful recognition for our teams, athletes and University. There are six men’s varsity teams and 10 women’s varsity teams. Band of the Hour School of Music 305-284-4273 The University of Miami “Band of the Hour” is the largest and most spirited student organization on the UM campus and draws its membership from the entire student body, representing every state and every major. The band also features the Hurricanettes dance corps and the Hurricane color Guard. A pep version of the “Band of the Hour” called Gale Force Winds, appears at numerous conventions, basketball games, and events in the Greater Miami area. All students attending the University of Miami are eligible to become a member of the “Band of the Hour.” The “Band of the Hour” rehearses Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm. All students receive a cash stipend and limited numbers of tuition scholarships are available. Don’t be left out – JOIN THE “BAND OF THE HOUR”


Spiritual Life

University Chaplains’ Association Rev. Steve DeBardelaben, Chair 305-667-5530

Various religious centers are located on and adjacent to campus, and allow you to attend religious services of your choice. Several religious denominations are represented and served by trained clergy or lay workers who are sensitive to your needs. Chaplains are involved in the day-to-day activities of the University and coordinate many extracurricular activities dealing with faith and life. The facilities are also common sites for lectures, discussions, and symposiums. In addition to the religious centers on campus, several additional religious organizations have active student groups that meet regularly. University Chaplains: Athletes in Action Rev. Steve DeBardelaben, Chaplain 305-667-5530 Baptist Collegiate Ministries Ms. Becky Crandall, Director/Chaplain 1200 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-1066 (office) Chabad Jewish Center Rabbi Mendy Fellig, Chaplain 305-206-4013 (cell) Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Rev. Joseph Lortie, Director/Chaplain 305-742-5442 (cell) Episcopal Church Center Father Frank J. Corbishley, Chaplain 1150 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-284-2333 (office) Hillel Jewish Student Organization Robyn Fisher, Rabbinic Director, Chaplain 1100 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-665-6948 (office)

St. Augustine Catholic Church and Student Center Fr. Bernard Kirlin, Chaplain Rigo Vega, Associate Chaplain, Director of Campus Ministry 1400 Miller Road Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-661-1648 (office) Wesley Foundation – United Methodist Campus Ministry Rev. Marcus Zillman, Director/Chaplain 1210 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-284-1920 (office) Associate Chaplains Lutheran Campus Ministry The Rev. Dr. Arnold Perry, Associate Chaplain 3930 Le Jeune Road Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0425 Campus Ministry Associates Campus Crusade for Christ Erik Williams, Campus Ministry Associate 305-609-6835 Christian Science Organization Kerry Keeler-Guerra, Campus Ministry Associate 1115 Levante Street Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-669-0263 Fellowship of Christian Athletes The Rev. Steve Caldwell Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Rachel Dooley-Tucker Intervarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries Gary Cameron 305-613-4627


UM Alumni Relations

UM Ambassadors Kate Lake, Advisor 1550 Brescia Avenue 305-284-2872 ambassadors.htm

The UM Ambassadors is a volunteer group that serves as the official liaison between students and the UM Alumni Association (UMAA). UM Ambassadors have the opportunity to network with alumni and assist at Alumni Association events, while helping students strengthen their connection to the University of Miami. The application and interview process takes place in February. In order to be considered, you must be a full-time undergraduate student, carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and display leadership qualities through your involvement with other extracurricular activities.

Calling ‘Canes Tiffany Bowser 1550 Brescia Avenue 305-284-5393 The Calling ’Canes Program is a student fundraising organization that operates within the Office of Alumni Relations. Students have an opportunity to speak with alumni, parents and current students to raise money for UM. Each year the Calling ’Canes program raises more than $800,000 to benefit the immediate scholarship and institutional needs of the University of Miami. Join Calling ’Canes for an opportunity to connect with alumni and to make a difference on campus.

Members are selected based upon: Scholarship Campus Involvement Leadership UM Spirit Senior Class Gift Megan Paulson 1550 Brescia Avenue 305-284-2872 The Senior Class Gift Program is a student fundraising organization that operates within the Office of Alumni Relations. The committee raises money for the Senior Class Gift Scholarship Fund, which provides funds to juniors who need additional financial support in order to complete their degree at UM. Since the founding of the program in 1992, more than 34 scholarships have been awarded to students who need financial assistance. Join the committee and you will have the opportunity to network with alumni, plan student events, meet new people, have fun, and most importantly, leave something behind for future UM students.


UM Traditions Why the Hurricanes? It began as a controversy. Some reports say the 1927 football team held a team meeting to select Hurricanes, hoping they would sweep away opponents just as the devastating storm did on September 16, 1926. Another version holds that Miami news columnist Jack Bell asked Porter Norris, of the 1926 team, what the team should be called. Told that the local dignitaries and University officials wanted to name the team for local flora or fauna, Norris said the players wouldn’t stand for it and suggested “Hurricanes” since the opening game had been postponed by such a storm. From time to time, opposition had arisen to the name that would “reinforce Miami’s negative reputation as a weather beaten community living constantly under the threat of destruction.” But as one UM official rationalized in the ’60s, “Does anyone think Chicago is overrun by bears just because the town has a football team by that name?”

About the U In 1973, UM’s athletic Federation, the fundraising arm of the athletic department at the time, commissioned a local public relations expert to develop a distinctive logo. The University had gone several years with a variety of helmet and uniform changes and the Federation noted that a number of major colleges have the initials UM. Miami designer Bill Bodenheimer suggested the “U” idea, which left slogans like “U gotta believe” and “U is great.” Who is Sebastian the Ibis? Folklore maintains that the Ibis, a symbol of knowledge found in the Everglades and Egypt, is the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane and the first to reappear after the storm. The local march bird was considered UM’s first unofficial mascot when the school yearbook adopted the name “Ibis” in 1926. Its popularity grew among the students during the ’50s. In 1957 San Sebastian Hall, a residence hall on campus, sponsored an Ibis entry in the homecoming celebration. The next year, student John Stormont performed at games in an Ibis costume that was glued, sewn, and pinned together and was the forerunner of today’s bird. Through the years, the Ibis has become one of the most recognizable college mascots in the United States. Why Orange, Green & White? UM’s school colors were selected in 1926. The colors of the Florida orange tree represent UM. Orange symbolizes the fruit of the tree; green represents the leaves; and white, the blossoms. The colors’ official names are burnt orange, Biscayne green, and white.

Our Alma Southern suns and sky blue water Smile upon you Alma Mater Mistress of this fruitful land With all knowledge at your hand Always just to honor true All our love we pledge to you Alma Mater Stand forever On Biscayne’s wondrous shore

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University of Miami Published by: Committee on Student Organizations Whitten University Center, Room 209 1306 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-284-6399

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