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Multicultural Students

No matter what your area of study, BGSU equips students with the knowledge and experience to succeed as critical thinkers, skilled communicators and responsible leaders. At BGSU you’ll find:

  • A commitment to diversity in every area of university life
  • An atmosphere that encourages you to explore your cultural heritage and be uniquely you
  • A welcoming learning community that will challenge and support you in achieving dreams

Exciting academic choices

  • More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs
  • Student-centered, first year experience with a focus on values exploration and making a successful transition to college
  • University-wide cultural diversity requirement with courses including:
    • Topics in Multiethnic American Literature
    • Chicanos in the United States
    • Contemporary Issues in Native America
    • Minority Families in American Society
    • Aesthetics of Black Music

Students and faculty

  • Approximately 19,000 students from 50 states and 70 countries
  • 2,600 African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian-American students
  • Students of color made up about 20 percent of the entering fall 2013 class
  • 122 African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian-American full-time faculty

Environment

Scholarships

Office of Multicultural Affairs

  • The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes and facilitates a welcoming and inclusive environment in the campus community
  • Experience a variety of programs and services provided by the office such as:
    • Retention programs that assist diverse student populations with academic success strategies, persistence strategies, and social integration that can lead to student success
    • Cultural programs, conferences, diverse student organization programming support that develop critical thinking skills and create a welcoming campus community
    • Access to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center and the Ethnic Student Center for learning, becoming an ally, and community building
    • Diversity education programs and workshops that help develop cultural intelligence skills needed by all students to be successful in the 21st Century 
    • For more information about programs and services, visit http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/oma/