Miami University….Miami, FL, right? Wrong. Miami University is actually in Oxford, Ohio! The university was founded in 1809 and has quite a bit of history, especially with Greek Life! More than a third of the 15,000 undergraduate students are involved in one of the 50+ Greek organizations, several of which were founded at Miami. I had heard this campus was one that would impress me, and I was definitely not disappointed. My visit was at a perfect time of year, when all of the leaves were changing and the fall atmosphere was definitely in full swing. Though the leaves reminded me of Appalachian State (I already miss Boone, NC so much!), the campus is comprised of what feels like hundreds of colonial style red brick buildings and is one of the most beautiful places I have seen. Half of the population of Oxford is the student body, so this makes for a great “college town”. High St. is the main street in what the students call “uptown”, which has a ton of little shops and restaurants next to campus—exactly like what you’ve seen in the movies!
I spent this last week in Oxford visiting the Alpha Gamma Delta chapter there, and had fun getting to know the members while helping them with their Recruitment Training. I will be back in January for their Formal Recruitment, this time with a warm coat for the below freezing temperatures! If there is a time where this California girl will be completely out of her element, it will be in Ohio in January in sub-zero blizzard weather. Though the weather wasn’t too cold during this visit, I am glad to be visiting home in Orange County for a few vacation days before hitting the road again! I included some pictures below of my visit to Miami University: