Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes. As a participant in the SLR, housing, meals, snacks, and transportation costs are all paid for by BGSU.  You are responsible for any purchases you make at the gift shop, craft stores, and/or additional snacks from the Heartland Conference Retreat Center. You are not expected to make any purchases once you leave BGSU for the SLR.

No.  All meals, transportation, and housing are paid for by BGSU.

All food will be catered by the Camp Widewater Retreat Center. We will provide some snacks for free time.  We will ensure that all dietary restrictions noted on your registration form are taken into consideration when choosing meals.

No. Regardless of age, no participant of the Student Leader Retreat may transport, purchase, or consume any alcohol at any point during the Student Leader Retreat. If you are found to have consumed alcohol during the Student Leader Retreat, you will be asked to leave immediately and you will be responsible for reimbursing BGSU for cost of attendance.

You will be staying on Friday and Saturday night in camp style rooms with bunk beds. Linens and towels are not provided, so please be sure to pack your own. 

No. Wireless internet is not available.

BGSU will transport all participants to the Camp Widewater Retreat Center from Bowling Green.  Because of the liability involved and because of the nature of the retreat, we do not allow students to drive themselves to the retreat.

No. Students must remain on the Camp Widewater Retreat Center property throughout the entire retreat.

Students on the retreat will learn the Social Change Model as well as leadership through citizenship. In other words, you will learn to create positive change in your immediate communities as well as the broader society at large.

Student leaders from selected BGSU student organizations that have shown potential for further leadership on campus will be attending.

Registration begins at 8:45 AM on Friday, August 17th, at BGSU. We will arrive back on campus around 3:00 PM Sunday, August 19th.

Yes. You will be able to park in Lot 4 over the weekend.  If you don't have a valid pass, you can purchase one from parking services. They open at 7am on Friday. If your current parking pass will still be valid, it can be used during SLR.  Only commuter permits are valid in Lot 4.

All students will be held to the rules expressed in the BGSU Student Code of Conduct.

Please bring your Student Leader Retreat binders to every educational session, but not necessarily the outdoor and teambuilding activities. When a more exact itinerary is distributed, it will be clearer when the binders are needed.

For Friday, if possible, please wear a shirt from the organization you are representing. For Saturday, please wear a BGSU shirt. The group photo will occur on Saturday. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you bring a sweatshirt/sweater/hoodie for sessions. The facility is traditionally cold. If you are interested in taking advantage of the pool then don’t forget to bring swimwear. Overall, bring clothes that are appropriate for sessions and free time that are both nice and comfortable.

Writing utensils and supplies for each session will be provided, so only pack what you need for yourself.  You should bring your organization's calendar for major events throughout the year.