State designates Miami a Purple Star campus


Miami University has been designated as a Purple Star campus for its efforts to support students with military backgrounds, Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor Randy Gardner and Gov. Mike DeWine announced May 26. 

“Miami offers a wealth of services for its veterans and service members, from veteran-specific spaces and resources to a student-led peer group that supports military-connected students and families,” Gardner said.

According to the ODHE, the Collegiate Purple Star recognizes public and independent colleges and universities in Ohio that are supportive and inclusive of military-connected students. Designations are determined by an advisory committee. Ohio is the first state in the nation to offer these designations. 

Miami University President Gregory Crawford expressed his excitement about the honor. 

“This type of recognition helps military veterans, active-duty members and their families select colleges and universities that will serve them best while providing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment,” he said in the press release.