Our Commitment to Diversity

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.


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.

Download the Diversity and Belonging Comprehensive Strategy and Plan (PDF)

In the NEWS

Students, professors and events in the news:

A trailblazer for diversity and belonging: BGSU honors Dr. Robert L. Perry ’59, ’65

Although it has been more than two decades since Dr. Robert L. Perry '59, '65 retired from Bowling Green State University, his legacy is still felt today. ~ By Michael Bratton 

BGSU doctoral candidate wants to help Asian students with transition to American culture

Huanzhen Xu creates acculturation assessment for Chinese International Students. ~ By Julie Carle

Gyona Rice '20 creates Mind Your Speech Campaign
Political science major Kyron Smith

Richaun Holmes, a blossoming star in the NBA, attributes pro success to BGSU

Former Falcon in line for big paydat in free agency. ~ By Max Lewton

BGSU Pathway Program Paves the Way for Prospective Students

Program allows future students, who may not meet usual admissions criteria, opportunity to attend BGSU. ~ By Meredith Troxel ‘20

Saxophone performance major Joseph Johnson


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Updated: 05/23/2023 08:23AM