Diversity and Inclusion

Schmidthorst College of Business

The Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusiveness are important strategic priorities of the University and Schmidthorst College of Business. We aspire to be an engaged learning community where each member belongs and is inspired to achieve excellence. For us to become the community we aspire to be, we must become more diverse, inclusive and curious. Additionally, we aspire to be a student-centered learning community and are guided by this focus in our decision-making.

To achieve our goals, the College will create the culture that embodies the respect for diversity and practices inclusivity and belonging from classroom instruction to student organizations to celebrations to intellectual pursuits. We will intentionally educate all members of our community regarding diversity, inclusion and belonging. This will allow us to recruit and retain the best talented faculty, staff and students.  

Dean’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODI)

In the Schmidthorst College of Business, we value diverse, inclusive, global perspectives of faculty and students engaging with the business community. We created the DACODI because we know it’s important to:

  • engage students in a learning experience that fosters citizenship, global leadership and career preparedness which will lead to lifelong success
  • advance global engagement through learning, discovery and service
  • build a college community that fosters, celebrates and appreciates diversity and inclusion

DACODI seeks to promote and foster a culture that embraces the diverse backgrounds of all students in the College of Business at Bowling Green State University through academic initiatives and hands-on experiences.

We aim to accomplish this by:

  • Hosting cultural events
  • Having fundraising events where the proceeds are donated to an important cause
  • Administrating an annual climate survey
  • Submitting an annual plan that provides recommendations for increasing diversity and inclusion within Schmidthorst
  • Helping student organizations increase diversity and inclusion within their organizations
  • Researching best practices in universities and corporations

African People’s Association

Black Student Union

Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Culture Club 

Disability Rights Education Awareness and Mentoring

Fad Watch

BGSU Grad Pride


BGSU Japanese Club


Latino Student Union



National Council of Negro Women 

Persian Student Association

Queens of Color

RallyCap Sports

Russian Club 

Saudi Students Association

SMART Program


World Student Association 

Women in Business Leadership

Diversity also makes good business sense!

Diversity is good for your business's bottom line - Fortune Magazine

How diversity can drive innovation - Harvard Business Review
Is diversity good for business? - Forbes Magazine
Five reasons why workplace diversity is good for business - Inc.com

If you have a complaint or a concern, contact the  President's Office on Diversity and Inclusion

Updated: 10/25/2022 01:36PM