Ongoing Program

The Ongoing Program is designed to accommodate graduate students on a first-time assistantship who were unable to attend or fully complete the August orientation week or are starting an assistantship in the Spring. All students receiving an assistantship are required to complete 7 session hours of GSO programming. The Ongoing Program allows students to tailor their individual professional development. Professional development opportunities are offered by areas such as The Center for Teaching and Learning, The Women's Center, Career Services, Student Money Management, ITS Seminars and many other areas across campus.


Participants must complete 7 session hours. 3 hours will be completed by watching three university mandated training videos: Academic Honesty, Diversity Training, and Flashpoint: Recognizing and Caring for Individuals in Distress. These videos are available through the BGSU dvss video viewing system that students can access through their MyBGSU account. They are also linked to the assignments in this Canvas community.

The remaining 4 hours will be completed by attending workshops/seminars which you will select to maximize your professional development.


One half of your session units must be completed and your Attendance Verification Forms received in the GSO office no later than the first Monday following Spring Break or the Monday following Fall Break depending on the semester of participation. All session hours must be completed and your Attendance Verification Forms received by GSO no later than Friday of the last week of classes, before finals week.

For questions regarding the Ongoing Program, please contact us at gso@bgsu.edu