Before Graduate Student Orientation Week

Prior to the start of classes, we encourage you to begin your online training that is part of the Graduate Student Orientation experience.  It is designed to help make this transition as smooth as possible whether you are just beginning your graduate degree, returning to college, or coming to BGSU as one of our international students. No matter your current level of education, we believe that you will find our program very helpful to you as you prepare to take the next step in pursuing your educational goals. All new graduate students, and those with first-time assistantships, are invited to participate in Graduate Student Orientation. The online training modules will assist you in learning more about BGSU, policies important to your life and work as a graduate student, and who you can turn to for support while you are a student here.

Some important topics for new graduate students are listed below.  You will find additional information on some of these topics, and others, within the online training modules.

You will receive an email when it is time to start your online trainings through your Bridge training portal.

The Academic Honesty Policy is designed to enhance and sustain an environment of ethical and principled intellectual pursuit, consistent with the core values of the University. This policy is based on respect for intellectual property as well as for one another. A video will be posted here after Graduate Student Orientation providing an overview of the policy as well as case studies for real world application.

The University as a whole values the students' rights and responsibilities that are guaranteed through the Title IX policy. Students that are on a graduate assistantship have unique responsibilities and therefore are urged to complete additional federally mandated Title IX compliance training. 

Bowling Green State University strives to be welcoming and supportive of all who study, work, and live here.  Throughout your graduate student orientation experience, you will learn more about the resources that BGSU has in place to support your well-being.

All students on a research assistantship and graduate students from some specific departments must complete Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training. These online modules are easily accessible from any home or campus computer.

Institutional Review Board is the administrative and decision-making body having responsibility for review and approval of research involving human subjects. Before any research involving human subjects can be initiated it must have received IRB review and approval. The activities of the IRB are administered by the Office of Research Compliance (ORC).  Students can access the Human Subjects Research training online.

Updated: 04/18/2024 10:28AM