Get Involved in Your Hall

Getting involved is easy when you live on campus!

Getting involved is easy when you live on campus.  BGSU has over 350 student organizations for students to join.  Students involved with organizations develop leadership skills, self-discipline, self-awareness and confidence and learn time management while building relationships.  Several of these opportunities exist right in your residence hall!

Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences throughout your time here at BGSU! Through living with a roommate, meeting your Resident Advisor and getting involved in your residence hall, living on campus not only brings the convenience of classrooms to your front door, but also brings you into the life and excitement of everything BGSU from athletics to theater, student events and more!

Residence Hall Council

Each residence hall sets up its own system of governance and students are encouraged to become involved in their residence hall community.  The Residence Hall Council assists hall staff in building community and planning education and social events for the hall. Many upper class students say their involvement in col-curricular activities and student organizations. Read more...

Resident Student Association

The Resident Student Association (RSA) is the coordinating body of the residential community. The goal of RSA is to work with all of the residence hall and Greek house councils, the hall and house staff, and Residence Life and BGSU administrative offices to improve the quality of residential life at BGSU through the development and improvement of policies, procedures, program and facilities. 

All students living on campus are automatically members of RSA and are encouraged to participate in meetings and become involved in the many leadership opportunities available within the organizations. Specific opportunities include hall council representative positions and liaison position with various campus organizations and committees. Read more...

National Residence Hall Honorary

The purpose of NRHH is to work to provide opportunities and growth within the pillars of leadership, recognition, scholarship and service. NRHH will accomplish this by collaborating with campus and community partners to provide programs to build and retain active membership. In these actions we, the members, of NRHH, hope to make the residence halls more just a "dorm." Read more...

Leaders In Residence

The “Leaders in Residence” sessions are in-hall classes on leadership and development for residential students and members of the Greek community. This experience assists students in assuming leadership positions in various organizations in other areas at BGSU.  Students are nominated or self-nominated to participate in this program each year. Read more...

SMART Progra

The Office of Residence Life SMART Program (Students of color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching) is a peer mentoring program designed to help underrepresented populations transition smoothly to BGSU and make a successful leap into the college experience.  SMART pairs student mentors with first-year students mentees to provide advice, resources, guidance and am empathetic ear. Weekly contact, monthly mentor meetings and monthly All-SMART meetings help encourage mentees to fulfill their potential and reach both their personal and their SMART goals. This is a free and voluntary. Read more...

Residence Life Employment 

Our office hires nearly 300 students each year in various positions, including front desk clerks, Resident Advisors and more. Working on campus is a springboard to getting additional leadership positions on campus whether in student organizations, student government or other employment opportunities. Read more...

Fraternity and Sorority Life  

Greek Life has a long tradition on campus and is guided by the four principles of leadership, scholarship, service and sister/brotherhood.  Fraternity & Sorority Life provides opportunities for extensive leadership development, academic support, and various community service opportunities while creating lifelong friendships. Students can get involved as early as their first semester on campus. Visit Fraternity & Sorority Life's website.