Departments & Areas

The Division of Student Affairs is here to support your academic endeavors through our dedicated approach to providing exceptional programs, facilities and services. Our commitment to ensuring quality personal, professional and educational support will help you get from first-year orientation to walking across the Commencement stage.
With a wide range of volunteer and advocacy based service and leadership opportunities, the Butler Center offers programs and initiatives for the UM community.
A campus-wide connection of resources aiming to achieve a campus community where all ’Canes respect and support each other.

Spirituality is an important part of many students’ lives, and religious centers located on or near campus provide opportunities for services and programs.

The University of Miami celebrates our graduates and their many accomplishments during Commencement.


Students can discover their goals for personal and emotional development with the guidance of passionate, caring professionals at the Counseling Center.

Understanding how to make responsible decisions with the help of the Dean of Students Office’s programs and resources allows students to flourish during their time at the University.



Future leaders, life-long friendships, and community change find their roots at the University of Miami thanks to the opportunities Greek Life provides to lead and serve.

Living on campus serves as a great opportunity for students to interact with peers, faculty and staff, develop their social, academic and personal skills and enjoy University life at its fullest.


The LGBTQ Student Center promotes a university community where people of all genders, orientations and expressions feel welcome, with a focus on education, programming and advocacy.


Multicultural Student Affairs challenges and supports ethnically diverse students in their development. From cultural celebration to dialogues across difference, MSA provides a motivating and welcoming environment for all.


Hurricane spirit event on the Patio

Student Life

Dr. Patricia A. Whitely

Office of the Vice President

The Office of the Vice President works with the Division of Student Affairs to develop and encourage student success.



The Ombudsperson and troubleshooters across campus connect students and families to resources and help you to resolve concerns.

Connecting incoming students to resources, empowering commuter and transfer students to achieve their goals, and developing student leaders as facilitators helps make college transition for students easier.


Since 1973, the Rathskeller has been a popular meeting place for students and faculty to enjoy a quality, casual dining experience with signature menu items, live music and watch parties.


The Sandler Center encourages students to lead healthy lifestyles, empowering them with the education to thrive and contribute to a safer campus community.


From events and meetings to retail and dining, the Student Center Complex functions as the hub of student life for studying, socializing, and campus involvement.

Located in The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, Student Health Service provides easy access to health care for students, including immunization and clinical services.



With over 300 student organizations and a variety of programs and activities, Student Activities and Student Organizations help students engage and connect with one another. 

Award-winning, student-run media offers opportunities for students to explore their passions and kick-start their careers in broadcasting, journalism, photography and more.


Wellness & Recreation promotes a balance of healthy living through multiple dimensions of wellness including physical, intellectual, emotional, and occupational.