BGSU Cares

Bowling Green State University is a community of care and one in which everyone is noticeably connected by a sense of duty to each other’s wellbeing and the creation of an inclusive culture. This duty is manifested by the members of our community having the knowledge and skills to respectfully intervene with each other in times of need as well as the awareness to recognize when another is in need. BGSU Cares!

The Care Team and Care Coalition provide response, leadership and guidance, along with the internal structure, that ensures BGSU's strategic directions are implemented across the campus community.

The CARE Team

Bowling Green State University’s Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team serves to promote the health and safety of the campus community in an effort to instill and enhance a safe campus environment. With the team being comprised of representatives from across campus, interventions can be tailored to each unique situation, and may include supportive outreach and referrals, advocacy, student conduct proceedings, and/or law enforcement responses.

If a student is in crisis (at immediate risk of harm to self or others), call 911 or BGSU Police: 419-372-2346.

If the student is not at immediate risk to self or others, you can report the incident to the Office of the Dean of Students.

Every report received by the Office of the Dean of Students or BGSU Police is taken seriously and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  In many instances, these concerns are shared with members of the CARE Team.

Care Team Members

Name Department Email
Lauren Ashman



John Betori

BGSU Police


Chris Bullins

Office of the Dean of Students


Mike Campbell

BGSU Police


Stephanie Cramer

Counseling Center


Garrett Gilmer

Counseling Center


Maite Hall

International Programs & Partnerships


Dani Haynes

BGSU Police


Christina Healy

Falcon Health Center


Lea Anne Kessler

Accessibility Services


Josh Lawrie

Residence Life


Cyndie Roberts

Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services


Tim Shaal

Residence Life


Jodi Webb

Student Affairs, Chairperson


Jeremy Zilmer

Office of the Dean of Students


Coalition Mission

The Care Coalition, a collaborative and communicative group, is comprised of on and off-campus entities, offices, and individuals who share the passion of creating a positive, inclusive, and safe culture for BGSU and the surrounding community. The working group provides an avenue for discourse, sharing of ideas, education, and programming that supports the mission and message - BGSU Cares.

Coalition Members

Name Department Email
Alex Lewin BGSU Office of the Dean of Students
Ali Watkins
BG Municipal Court
Caught Caring

Caught Caring

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Bystander Intervention Training

Bystander Intervention Training

Request training for your department, student organization, or in your class from BGSU Peer Educators.