As a team, the Office of Student Affairs works to instill excellence, pride, and self-love into all students we serve. The programs within Student Affairs are designed to help prepare students to become productive citizens in a global society and successfully transition from the College to global ambassadors for America and the Global Community.
The goals of the Office of Student Affairs are threefold:
- To protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of student records in an educational environment that supports the intellectual, cultural, physical, social and moral development of all the students.
- To foster involvement in the learning community by offering co-curricular support services and activities that encourage a holistic approach to the development of the students.
- To further the assurance that students know their rights and responsibilities as they matriculate in an environment that is safe, secure, and healthy.
The Office of Student Affairs consists of the areas of Student Activities, Student Government Association, Residence Life, Career Services, Greek Life, and Student Code of Conduct and Discipline. The team maintains an open-door policy for all students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the goals and missions of the College are fulfilled and practiced with a high degree of excellence in everything we do.
The purpose of Student Activities is to enhance the overall educational experience of the Miles College student while promoting cooperation, good citizenship, and opportunities that help cultivate leadership skills. This is in keeping with the guidelines set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.
Residence Life is committed through combined efforts of professional and student staff to help shape a residential environment that supports and stimulates students’ academic, personal, and interpersonal learning and development. Res Life is committed to helping students integrate their learning inside the classroom with their rich experience in the residence halls. In residential life, we strive to support the development of true communities inside the residence halls that develop communities of faith and learning that are respectful, supportive, purposeful, and intentionally structured.
The mission of Career Services is to equip students with tools for effective decision making, goal setting, and personal development. The benchmark of any college or university lies in the success of its graduates. To bolster the odds of success, Career Services promotes internships and encourages job placement. Going to college is a critical step, but showing the students how to greatly enhance their classroom learning by gaining real-world experience through internships is one of the goals of Career Services.
Miles College has an active fraternal system: a Multi-cultural/Black Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Fraternities and Sororities provide assistance to the Office of Student Affairs in implementing projects and programs to engage the campus community in extracurricular activities. Students who are members of fraternities and sororities establish friendships that last a lifetime. They also learn how to interact with people from diverse backgrounds in many different settings (business and social).
Miles College places marked emphasis on proper conduct, social graces, orderly behavior, good manners, grooming, concern for the individual, and functions to provide teaching, learning, and social interchange in a healthy environment. Accordingly, certain rules must exist and be enforced. Such rules and regulations have been standardized into a Student Disciplinary System and the Student Code of Conduct. This applies to all students enrolled at Miles College. Miles College is a community like any other that has certain standards of behavior. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that supports the educational goals and missions of the College. All individuals must abide by the law and College policies. Students who do not abide by the College guidelines and Student Disciplinary and the Student Code of Conduct are subject to discipline. Violations are processed through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. The administration of student discipline is recognized as a vital part of the educational process. The College will exercise its rules within fair and properly established procedures of due process as appropriate.
For detailed information on Student Affairs, please check the Miles College Student Handbook, SGA Constitution, and The Miles College Greek Life Manual published on the Miles College website.
Information for Students
Intercollegiate Athletics: The Miles College Athletic Program is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II. Participation in any of the intercollegiate sports is based upon eligibility guidelines established by these Associations. Miles offers the following intercollegiate sports: football, basketball (men and women), volleyball (women), cross country (men and women), baseball (men), softball (women), and golf (men).
College Choir: Membership is open to any student who can meet the audition requirements. The Choir performs at the campus convocations and assemblies and presents a Christmas and Spring Concert. Continued Choir membership is contingent upon the maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
College Bands (Marching, Concert, Pep, and Jazz): Memberships into these activities are open to all students enrolled at Miles College who express the desire and the musical ability to perform with the band. The Marching Band supports the football program and provides entertainment during halftime. This Band also performs at parades and other events. The Pep Band supports the basketball program and provides entertainment during half-time. The Concert Band performs during benefit dates, community service activities, and formal College events. The Jazz Band performs during benefit dates, community service activities and, and at the College’s Spring Arts Festival. All band members are required to audition for individual parts and seating. Continued band membership is contingent upon the maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
Disability Services: Miles College is sensitive to the needs of students with physical and other disabilities. In addition to the assisted access to campus facilities, some special instructional accommodations will be provided to students whose needs have been documented through the Special Accommodation Services counselor in Bell Hall. The goal is to facilitate students’ participation in the College community.
Student Health Services: All students enrolled full-time at Miles College are provided with student accidental insurance.