Dean of Student Affairs, Miami Campus
The Office of Students Affairs (OSA) promotes the academic achievement of Albizu University students and facilitates their intellectual, personal, social, and professional development by leveraging partnerships within the educational community; cultivating strategic alliances with organizations that support the institutional mission; delivering superior student services; developing quality co-curricular programming; and nurturing an accessible, inclusive, and supportive learning environment. Our office supports the Albizu Student Council and student-led clubs, while promoting student life at the Miami Campus. The Dean’s Office is located on the main floor of the Miami Campus building.
Supportive Community: A Place for Everyone
Our department offers a safe and open environment for all students. We offer resources for academic support and enrichment as well as career services.
Clubs and Organizations
The student clubs and organizations at Albizu University’s Miami Campus represent diverse interests and offer opportunities for student engagement and leadership development. These organizations plan activities such as research symposiums, volunteer opportunities, workshops, education campaigns, discussion groups, and workgroups that are both discipline specific and interdisciplinary. Each group has a faculty sponsor and is an active component of the professional development of Albizu University students.
Students are welcome to participate in the organizations listed below and to get in touch with the Office of Student Affairs for more information on specific clubs.
Albizu University’s Student Council exists to provide students with a voice in enhancing the college experience. It works to create an engaging campus environment that complements the rigors of the academic program. By developing a stimulating series of student activities, the Student Council paves the way for students to network outside the classroom and enjoy a familiar sense of community.
The Student Council always seeks fresh ideas from students. Keeping the door open to new ideas encourages communication, cooperation, and understanding among students, faculty, and administration and leads to innovative ways to promote the interests and objectives of a growing and active academic community.
As a campus-wide, student-led organization, the Albizu Catholic Club consists of Albizu University undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in having a support system for their faith at the institution. The role of the Albizu Catholic Club is:
- To offer support for Catholic students at the institution
- To give witness in practical ways as disciples of Christ and as Catholics
- To inspire others who are searching for or have a longing for the Lord
The Neuropsychology Club’s mission is to promote and encourage an understanding of the field of neuropsychology and initiate roles of advocacy for those with neuropsychological disorders within our community. At Albizu University, the club facilitates student involvement by providing opportunities to learn about neuropsychology, a discipline that focuses on the relation between brain processes/mechanisms, cognition, and behavioral control.
The Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Division 36 of the American Psychological Association (APA), promotes psychological theory, research, and clinical practice to understand the significance of religion and spirituality in people’s lives and in the discipline of psychology. The society facilitates the interchange of ideas between science and clinical and applied practice. Through its activities, it also aims to increase public awareness of the psychological dimensions of religion and spirituality. The society is nonsectarian and does not espouse or endorse any particular religious position or belief. It welcomes psychologists and others from around the world interested in the psychology of religion and spirituality.
As a campus-wide, student-led organization, the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Club consists of Albizu University’s undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in furthering their education in regards to the issues described above that are related to the APA Division 36.
The mission of the Health Psychology Club is to promote the combination of physical health and mental health within the community. Its goal is to foster physical and mental health awareness: Be kind to your body and mind!
The Spiritually Psyched Society’s mission is to sustain an honored community of diverse learners and support their excellence and leadership. Its vision is to promote an enhanced perception of educational points of view on the physical and metaphysical reality that impacts all areas of life, nurturing students on their spiritual path with excellence and recognition of outstanding contributions.
The society endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken transpersonal growth, and to honor awareness in the community. To these ends, it invites people who exhibit interest in generating awareness and mindful qualities, worthy of spiritual ideals, without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or disability. The benefits of membership are as follows:
- Recognition of outstanding academic performance and commitment to social justice
- Permanent record of achievement, which will be beneficial on applications and resumes
- Community service engagement
- Networking for future opportunities
- Socializing with other students and professors with common interests
- The opportunity to publish in the society's newsletter
The Albizu University Education Department hosts Albizu’s Alpha Epsilon Nu Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Alpha Epsilon Nu is an organization on campus, and students majoring in education and other eligible disciplines at Albizu University are invited to become members of the chapter. The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Chapter members become a part of an international community of likeminded educators.
In addition to meetings, fellowships, fundraisers, educational exhibits, and introduction to professional communities, Alpha Epsilon Nu Chapter members will experience the honor of being associated with a prestigious network of educators that is more than 100 years old. Additional chapter perks include face-to-face and virtual networking with peers and veteran teachers; 24/7 access to tips, webinars, and other resources; a free subscription to one of Kappa Delta Pi’s award-winning publications; discounted professional liability insurance; Career Center and Job Search Summit; and classroom teacher grants that help cover various expenses.
The SAY Club serves as a platform for students at Albizu University’s Miami campus to share opportunities in the field of psychology and child psychology. The objectives of the club are:
- To increase knowledge of child and adolescent psychology
- To conduct and discuss research related to child and adolescent psychology
- To increase involvement in the community through volunteering and advocacy
- To invite guest speakers (including current students, interns, postdocs, and child psychologists) to share their experience and knowledge related to the field of child and adolescent psychology
The purposes of Psi Chi are to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. This Psi Chi chapter also promotes outstanding academic leadership and achievement at Albizu University.
Albizu University’s Military Psychology Student Chapter (MPSC) is a student chapter created under the APA Division 19, dedicated to the study and advancement of military psychology. Its aim is to increase awareness of the military culture and research, to introduce and expand the possibilities for students to serve as psychologists in the military in the future, and to create a cohesive team on which they can depend. The fundamental goal of the chapter is to bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures by improving mutual understanding and proficiency so that mental health practitioners can better serve those who serve us.
The chapter invites one or two guest speakers annually to help spread awareness of military culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to, suicide prevention and assessment; evidenced-based practices that present the current and most effective treatment modalities among this population; and military family members and the difficulties they may face within military culture. Other activities include fundraising through year-round candy sales and bake sales and one or two team meetings held per semester.
The Albizu–Miami Tau Upsilon Alpha Beta Beta Alpha Chapter was established on April 17, 2019 by the Tau Upsilon Alpha president, Dr. Paul Scholl, at the Honor Society Induction Ceremony held at the 45th Southern Organization of Human Services Regional conference hosted by Albizu–Miami in Miami, Florida. The mission of Tau Upsilon Alpha is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.
The Albizu–Miami NSSLHA chapter aids students in the following ways:
- Encourages professional interest among students in the study of communication sciences and disorders
- Provides continuity to the dissemination of professional information
- Provides a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional concern
Activities and Workshops
The Office of Student Affairs at Albizu University’s Miami Campus offers workshops, webinars, and other activities to enrich student life and support students in building the academic and professional competencies needed for success. We believe that an inclusive and participatory environment will enable our students to thrive. Our office promotes engagement, academic retention, and the development of professional skills in our students.
Workshops and webinars include:
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition
- Online student success
- Doctoral project success
- Writing for research
- Self-motivation when writing thesis and dissertation chapters
- Presenting academic posters
- Curriculum vitae vs. resume
- Cover letter writing
- Resume development
- Live discussions on specific topics of interest
- Webinars based on student interests
- Welcome back celebrations each term
- Holiday festivities
- Social justice events
- Career fairs
- Student orientations
- Research symposiums
- Job talks
- Career panels
- Exercise and mindfulness sessions