ESOL Inclusivity Statement

The ESOL program understands that international students, immigrants, refugees, and faculty may be feeling anxiety due to the current political situation in the U.S.

Therefore, we would like to publicly state that we support all of our students and faculty, and we value the diversity that international students, in particular, bring to the BGSU community. Our classrooms are safe spaces for our students to learn as well as share their opinions and values. Through our office, classes, and outreach programs (CCCC and Family English), we will continue to help build positive intercultural relationships among students and teachers from around the world.

This statement agrees with BGSU’s vision, mission, and core values; and policy statements from TESOL International Association (1, 2).