OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
BGSU Falcons are making a difference every day, whether it's contributing to the fight against COVID-19, teaching the next generation of leaders or speaking up against social injustices. We're leading the conversations and working on our mission of being a public university for the public good.
How is BGSU LEADING?
Bowling Green State University values diversity as essential to improving the human condition. Diversity and inclusion immeasurably enriches all that we do to engage, understand, and respect individuals. Within our community, the diversity of identities and life experiences determines how we perceive and contribute to society. We acknowledge that diversity has not always been understood or embraced in our society, yet, at BGSU, we will strive to understand and embrace diversity by breaking down barriers to meaningful participation to ensure that individuals are treated with dignity. As a community, we commit to advance this culture through a comprehensive strategy and diversity plan that focuses on the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration.
As a public university for the public good, our bedrock commitment to diversity and belonging requires mutual respect, understanding, and valuing individuals to facilitate a more diverse and inclusive environment so all can belong.
The Division of Diversity and Belonging promotes a campus climate that fosters an inclusive environment for all. "Our hope is to continue to build a campus climate that fosters an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, empowers and supports people, and builds up a community where all are welcomed, valued and affirmed." ~ Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer Jennifer McCary
Diversity & Inclusion RESOURCES
"You're probably getting a little nervous about college next year. Let me reassure you that BGSU is welcoming to all students. I know this first hand because I identify with the LGBTQA+ community, and I am especially familiar with how nerve-wracking the transition into new environments can be for a new student. Before moving into BGSU, I attended my Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) date the summer before starting classes. While sitting in my first information session, the orientation leaders had us go around the room and introduce ourselves with our name and pronouns. Although my pronouns are the same as those assigned to me at birth, the simple act of the leaders normalizing this action was my first cue that BG was an inclusive and safe space." ~ Sophia Llamas, She/Her/Hers
In the NEWS
Students, professors and events in the news:
Gyona Rice '20 creates Mind Your Speech Campaign. ~ By Julie Carle
Program allows future students, who may not meet usual admissions criteria, opportunity to attend BGSU. ~ By Meredith Troxel ‘20
Diver and gymnast represent the best of Falcon Athletics. ~ By Emma Powers
As long as Shalynne Owens can remember, she’s always loved to plan events. She even threw parties for her dolls when she was a kid. ~ By Bob Cunningham ’18
With two internships at Eaton and one on the way at O-I, the sky's the limit for Jazzmin Speziali ~ By Bob Cunningham ’18
Class of 2020 Success Story: Political science major utilizes multiple opportunities to grow as a leader at BGSU
Kyron Smith of Michigan finds an extended family in Bowling Green. ~ By Sue Sweeney
Undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University have the opportunity to take the “Belong” in “Belong. Stand out. Go far” even further by choosing to be part of a learning community. ~ By Bonnie Blankinship
A poet turned his love of writing into a career in helping fight world poverty through improvements in communications. ~ Roger Lapointe, Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer
With queer and trans culture becoming more prevalent in the United States, the question of how people can be allies and advocates to the LGBTQ+ community has also become more prevalent. ~ Mary Ross, BG Falcon Media