Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Miami University Libraries
The staff at the University Libraries are committed to ensuring that the Libraries will always be a welcoming and inclusive environment that takes deliberate actions to meet the needs of the entire Miami community. We provide meaningful, globally diverse cultural collections focusing on racial, ethnic, religious, geographical, socioeconomic, disability, and gender and sexual orientation topics. We promote programs, events, displays, services and other activities and resources to enhance student, faculty, staff, and community awareness.
On this page, you'll find information and links to Libraries resources and events - please explore!
Statement on Racism
The Libraries are a welcoming, inclusive, and safe resource for every person in our community. We believe that Black lives matter. Racism, violence, discrimination, oppression, and hatred are antithetical to our values, mission, and fundamental humanity, and will not be tolerated in any Libraries-affiliated spaces or services.
We at the Libraries must continue to listen, learn, and better understand injustice and the experiences of others in order to truly be a welcoming and inclusive resource for all, and are dedicated to doing the work necessary to be better allies of and advocates for the victims of injustice.
Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who along with other indigenous groups ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846.
In 1972, a relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma began and evolved into a reciprocal partnership, including the creation of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in 2001. The work of the Myaamia Center serves the Miami Tribe community and is dedicated to the revitalization of Miami language and culture and to restoring that knowledge to the Myaamia people.
Miami University and the Miami Tribe are proud of this work and of the more than 140 Myaamia students who have attended Miami since 1991 through the Myaamia Heritage Award Program.
For more information about Miami University's Land Acknowledgement, visit https://miamioh.edu/diversity-inclusion/land/index.html
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This webpage is not an exhaustive list of the amazing DEI initiatives throughout the Libraries. If you would like to see another project, initiative, or resource added to this page, please reach out to dulb-DEIcontact@miamioh.edu.