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Events and Programs


Bowling Green Alternative Breaks (bGAB)

Take part in an alternative break trip during fall or spring break.  Through direct service, education, and reflection, Bowling Green Alternative Breaks (bGAB) strives to address community identified needs while empowering students to become active global citizens.

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Volunteer Fair

At the beginning of each fall semester, 80+ community partners visit campus and share volunteer, internship, community engagement, and employment opportunities with BGSU students.   

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MLK, Jr. Day

The MLK, Jr. Day of Service Challenge is one of BGSU's signature events.  The event engages over 800 volunteers and more than 50 community partners.  We encourage you to serve alongside your friends, members of your organization, classmates, and peers.


Service Saturdays

On one Saturday each month, we offer a quick and easy way for BGSU students to make an impact in your community.  Join a small group of BGSU volunteers for a morning of direct service and community engagement.

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Excellence in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards

These awards are designed to recognize faculty, staff, students, groups, and community partners who have done exceptional work in service-learning and civic engagement at BGSU. Beginning in 2011, these awards have recognized over 35 individuals on campus and in the Bowling Green community for their commitment to high impact curricular and co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement courses and projects.

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Faculty Focus Series

The Faculty Focus Series provides a chance for faculty to discuss their service-learning courses and their experiences working with all aspects of service-learning and civic engagement. These workshops also allow faculty and staff who are developing new service-learning courses to ask questions about designing and implementing service-learning courses or civic engagement projects.

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Special Workshops/Programs

Through a variety of workshops, programs, and social events faculty, staff, community agents, and students have an opportunity to learn, recognize, and celebrate best practices in service-learning.

The workshops are half-day course development training sessions that assist faculty and staff members as well as graduate students and community partners high-impact practices and pedagogies which offer process-oriented approaches to service-learning course development, organization, delivery, evaluation and all aspects of designing service-learning projects.