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Honors College

The University Honors Program was established in 1978, and designated as an Honors College in 2013. The mission of the Bowling Green State University Honors College is to create a community of scholars through an emphasis on personal and intellectual development and preparation for global citizenship. Members of the University Honors College will develop critical thinking skills, make interdisciplinary connections, conduct original scholarship, and have access to leadership and professional opportunities.

Opening Weekend Group Leader Applications Now Available

Apply to be an Honors Opening Weekend Group Leader (OWGL)! Opening Weekend is an opportunity for first-year students to continue exploring campus after their Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) visit and become better acquainted with their surroundings and their peers. It is an introduction to their first semester at BGSU as well as an opportunity to build school spirit and excitement. Honors Opening Weekend Group Leaders (OWGLs) play an integral role, ensuring first-year students have a smooth, enjoyable, and successful transition to BGSU.  

Want to apply to be an Honors OWGL for Opening Weekend 2015? Click here!

Honors College at BGSU

Learn more about the Honors College at BGSU - check out our new video!

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Students in the News

Megan Leiss

Megan Leiss

Megan Leiss, an alumna of the Honors College at BGSU, has been named the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy Winner for her work with Dance Marathon and the contributions she made through her work as the director of the event.

Meresa McKesson

Meresa McKesson

Meresa McKesson has found her perfect fit at BGSU as a Civic Action Leader (CAL) through the Office of Service-Learning. Now in her second year as a CAL, McKesson has taken on responsibility for an important part of the office's biggest event of the year, the Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Challenge.

Conference Presentation Acceptance

Conference Presentation Acceptance

Angela Li, Ben Zauski, Scott Brummel, and Nadejda Mirochnitchencko each were accepted for presentation at the National Undergraduate Research Conference. Submissions from over 200 universities were received. Congratulations to these students on their acceptance to this prestigious conference.