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Office of Residence Life
Spring 2021 Update
Spring of 2021 was quite an active time for the Office of Residence Life! There were many great projects happening by both the staff and students. The Resident Student Association (RSA) rolled out the first phase of the RSA Green Project. This project began with monies dedicated by RSA in 2016, spearheaded by then RSA President Jarod Rose (2014-2016) for a campus improvement project. RSA President Armand Ortiz (2018-2019) refocused the project to a green initiative in spring of 2019, and RSA President Maggie Hergenrather (2020-2021) was able to finalize the project. On April 12, 2021, RSA students and representatives from all of the residence halls planted 9 native Ohio trees, representing the 9 residence halls of BGSU, on the north side of the Wolfe Center. Joined by President Rogers, the students accomplished the largest single tree planting event in the history of BGSU. The second phase of the project will include a solar table for students to enjoy and take advantage of the great BGSU outdoors!
The Office of Residence Life also hosted the annual Tunnel of Oppression From March 30 – April 2, 2021. This year’s Tunnel of Oppression topic focus was on the extraordinary lives of immigrants and the legal, societal and historical discrimination that make belonging in the United States an everyday struggle. The exhibit was about the privileges and power one has or does not have, the privileges others do or do not have, and what a person can do about it all. Well over 300 people participated in this year’s exhibit.
At BGSU, our goal is to encourage students to think critically about issues of diversity, power, privilege, and social justice. We want students to look at the world through others’ lenses, attempt to understand their perspectives, and help us in building “an inclusive, safe and respectful community”* for all members of the BGSU Community. By encouraging “an awareness of diverse thoughts, ideas and experiences on our campus in which our community members are empowered to use their voices and be heard”*, we are better preparing our students for their roles in their future communities for generations to come.
Were you a former student employee for Residence Life? Would you like to get more involved and be a part of supporting initiatives like this?
The Office of Residence Life is seeking alumni who have worked as student employees for Residence Life during their time at BGSU, and would be interested in learning more about the programs in Residence Life and staying in touch. This includes the opportunity to possibly connect with and mentor current BGSU students. If this sounds like you, and you are interested, or would just like to know more, please fill out this four-minute survey here, or reach out to Jenn Grulke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fill out the interest survey
Register for a free employer account and alumni account on our recruitment platform, Handshake. The employer account will specifically allow you to browse and register to attend virtual events as an employer. Both accounts will allow you to connect with other alumni and students.
Join the Falcon Partnership Program! This program provides a unique branding opportunity for our alumni employers to engage with the campus community. You can participate in-person or virtually to promote your business, while sharing your knowledge and experience to support a student’s career preparation.
Center for Public Impact
Become a Community Partner and help to support students through hands-on experience bringing the benefits of new perspectives to your organization while helping to shape the future for current Falcons.
Host some of our dedicated students as they come to your area for a BG Alternative Break experience. These students spend their time learning about the local community and supporting local non-profits and community initiatives by giving their time to work for the public good.
Connect with Colleges
Looking to make a difference, but short on time? Check out these opportunities to interact with our current Falcons across the many areas of campus.
Register for the Speaker’s Bureau. You can present at classes, student organizations, and major events by registering for the Speaker’s Bureau.
To see all of the opportunities within Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business visit the College of Business Alumni website.
Now more than ever, every gift makes a difference at Bowling Green State University. Since our founding in 1910, gifts of all sizes have helped to shape BGSU into the outstanding educational institution it is today. Donors may choose to make a gift in support of the University’s greatest needs or designate it to a specific area that has impacted them. Any amount adds to the significant impact that can be made when Falcons come together to support one another.
At this time, the areas of greatest philanthropic need are listed below. BGSU students are counting on individuals like you for support!
The Diversity & Belonging Initiative Fund provides general support to the BGSU Division of Diversity & Belonging, established in 2019. Gifts to this fund help the division continue to provide programming and trainings that promote an environment of equity and inclusion for all identities, especially the most marginalized.
The Bridge to BG Fund provides scholarships to students in need of financial gap support, who may not otherwise be able to attend or remain at BGSU. During this difficult time, our students need our help to achieve the dream of a college education.
The Student Emergency Fund can help provide resources for students facing difficult situations. The fund is entirely supported by charitable donations like yours, and any amount helps meet a student’s time-sensitive need.
The Firelands Emergency Aid for Students Fund assists BGSU Firelands students who face sudden, urgent financial needs.