Diversity Programs and Resources

In the College of Arts and Sciences, committed faculty from across the globe teach courses that prepare students for work and civic engagement in a diverse, global society. Our academic programs ask students to examine existing ideas of humanity and to develop strategies and skills that will help them face further challenges in working towards social justice.

Through service-learning, study abroad, and learning communities, students integrate theories and knowledge from the classroom about difference and diversity in real-world settings. We bring the diversity of the world to our students and prepare them to become responsible global citizens.


Farida Selim [Chair], Physics & Astronomy, faselim@bgsu.edu
Catherine Cassara, Journalism & PR, ccassar@bgsu.edu
Lynda Dee Dixon, Communication, lyndad@bgsu.edu
Dryw Dworsky, Psychology, dworsky@bgsu.edu
Dena Eber, School of Art, deber@bgsu.edu
Yuning Fu, School of Earth, Environment, and Society, yfu@bgsu.edu
Ken Garland, Journalism & PR, kgarlan@bgsu.edu
Jake Lee, Computer Science, leej@bgsu.edu
Claudia Owens, Communication, cyowens@bgsu.edu
Art Samel, Geography, ansamel@bgsu.edu
Laura Sanchez, Sociology, lsanche@bgsu.edu
Ewart Skinner, Media Production & Studies, eskinner@bgsu.edu
Yan Wu, Computer Sciences, yanwu@bgsu.edu
Sheila Roberts (ex-officio), Arts & Sciences, sjrober@bgsu.edu
Phil Dickinson (ex-officio), Arts & Sciences, pdicken@bgsu.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award

The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award recognizes faculty leadership of student-led projects and initiatives related to diversity. Any full-time A&S faculty member is eligible for the A&S Diversity Award. Faculty members may nominate themselves, or they may be nominated by any member of the A&S community. Nominations are due by Friday, April 21, 2017. The award will be presented in April at the Arts & Sciences’ Diversity Network Reception and announced in August at the Arts & Sciences’ Opening Day ceremony by the College Dean.

Award criteria:
Educational influence on BGSU students is the main criterion that the A&S Diversity Committee will consider in determining the recipient of the A&S Diversity Award. The selected faculty member will have led a student project or initiative that increased awareness of at least one diversity related issue. Projects to be considered for recognition may be undertaken within the BGSU campus community or extend to off campus locations in order to foster change in local, state, national, and international communities.

Counseling Center
English as a Second Language
Human Resources
Multicultural & Academic Initiatives
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Equity and Diversity
Public Safety
Residence Life
Women's Center

PowerPoint presentation
Candidate Assessment Tool
Recruiting Strategies

Counseling Center
The Department of Psychology’s Diversity Committee
Accessibility Services
Ethnic Cultural Arts Program (ECAP)
Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy
Event Calendar
Human Relations Commission
Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL)
International Students
Latino Student Union
LGBTQ+ Resources
Office of Equity and Diversity
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Racial and Ethnic Harassment Policy

Asian American Diversity issues
DiversityRx: Improved Healthcare
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Veterans Administration

Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Challenging Ageism in the Academy
Combating Workplace Ageism
Committee on Multicultural Understanding - Indiana University