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An announcement with information on administration, organization, admission and graduation requirements, and the courses of instruction in:
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, 2023-2024
It is the policy of the University of Miami that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, citizenship status, or other protected classification be excluded from, participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University, regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or off-campus. The University does not intend by this commitment to require compliance with this policy by governmental or external organizations that associate with but are not controlled by the University, except as required by law. The Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion is responsible for coordinating the University’s nondiscrimination policy. The Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion may be contacted at the following address or telephone number:
Workplace Equity and Inclusion
Gables One Tower, Suite 355
Phone: (305) 284-3064
More information regarding the student sexual harassment/violence policy may be found online in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. For available resources and services contact the Dean of Students Office, Phone: 305-284-5353; the Counseling Center, Phone: 305-284-5511; and/or the Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T).
The University of Miami is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
The University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including, but not limited to fees and tuition, at any time without notice. Degrees, courses, programs, activities, and like academic or non-academic offerings of the University may also be changed from time to time without notice. The University further reserves the right to require a student to withdraw at any time under University policies, as may be promulgated from time to time. Further, admission of a student to the University of Miami for any semester does not imply that such student will be enrolled in any succeeding academic semesters. It also reserves the right to impose sanctions on any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory. Any admission on the basis of false statements or documents is void when the misconduct is discovered, and the student is not entitled to any credit hour for work which the student may have done at the University prior to any discipline that may be taken as a result of such misconduct. When a student is dismissed or suspended from the University for cause, there will be no refund of tuition or fees paid. If a dismissed student has paid only a part of his tuition and fees, the balance due the University will be considered a receivable and will be collected.
There will be no refund of tuition, fees, charges or any other payments made to the University in the event the operation of the University is suspended at any time as a result of any act of God, strike, riot, disruption, or for any other reason beyond the control of the University.
The University of Miami is a private, not-for-profit educational institution located and chartered in the State of Florida. The University of Miami is exempt from licensure in the State of Florida because it meets the criteria in Section 1005.06 (1)(c) of the Florida Statutes.
The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of Miami also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Miami may be directed in writing to the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
The University of Miami's accreditation was last affirmed by SACSCOC in 2018. There are no recent accreditation actions against the University. The next review is in 2028.
State Authorization for Distance Education
The University of Miami is an approved member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) which is recognized by 49 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The University of Miami is not required to have state authorization for distance education in California which is not a member of NC-SARA.
Student Complaint Procedures
Students enrolled in University of Miami courses or programs should follow the University's compliant procedures as described in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and throughout this Academic Bulletin.
If you are unable to resolve your complaint within the University, you may contact the state agency below:
State Contact Information
Office of Articulation
Department of Education
Out-of-state distance education students who have completed the above grievance processes may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on this process, visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process website.
If you are unable to resolve your complaint within the University, you may also file a complaint against the University of Miami with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information, download the SACSCOC "Compliant Procedures against the Commission or its Accredited Institutions" policy and form.