SSM has meetings every other Tuesday in 220 Culler Hall.


Our history

Secular Students of Miami (SSM) was founded in the spring of 2007 by seniors Eric Frey, Chris Stuart, Amelia Huerta, and Josh Pultorak, and by sophomores Abby Zofkie, and Christine Whalin. The club was officially recognized by Miami University in the fall of 2007, and by winter, nearly 100 students had enthusiastically joined the club’s Facebook group.

Although there were many religious clubs on campus, before SSM was founded there weren't any clubs for students with non-religious worldviews. The purpose of SSM is to provide a place where atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other secular students can find community, and where they would feel comfortable sharing ideas.

SSM also aims to promote free inquiry and skepticism; practice humanistic values based on reason and compassion; organize lectures and activities to educate Miami University and the surrounding community; foster tolerance for people of all faiths, including people of no faith; and advocate for the separation of church and state.

Secular Students of Miami works closely with the Interfaith Circle and the Diversity Affairs Council. We welcome people of all views and persuasions to share their thoughts with us in an environment of open and free inquiry. SSM is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance.

Our governance

SSM is dedicated to the principles of open and transparent democracy in all its actions.

You can download our constitution in PDF form here.