Student Support Services
Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)
305 284 2855
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides services and resources that support the academic mission of the institution. We provide a supportive environment where individual growth and cultural expression is encouraged and academic excellence expected. Each of you has embarked on a journey to become better educated citizens. We encourage you to take educational risks and sharpen your academic skills by becoming high achievers.
This is a place where, through your effort and commitment, your academic and professional dreams can come true. Opportunities for involvement abound at the University of Miami and each semester is filled with new experiences of discovery and growth. We encourage you to develop positive relationships with your professors, become involved in campus life and student organizations, and enjoy your UM athletics.
Office of Disability Services (ODS)
305 284 6434 (voice) or 305 284 3402 (TDD)
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the primary university office responsible for the coordination of auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides academic accommodations and support to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the University of Miami. Individuals with disabilities must request academic accommodations through the Office of Disabilities. Accommodations are determined on a collaborative and case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided by the individual. ODS staff will work collaboratively with students to determine what academic adjustments and educational auxiliary aids are reasonable to ensure that students with disabilities are not subject to discrimination. In this regard, documentation is reviewed and accommodations are assigned in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.