Programs & Events

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year!  From our annual Leadership Academy to recognizing outstanding student leaders who earn the Ray Marvin Leadership Award, we have a lot to offer BGSU students, staff, and faculty interested in engaging in leadership development to become ethical and life-long leaders. In addition to our annual major leadership programs outlined below, we offer individual leadership facilitations open to anyone through our Exploring Your Leadership series.

In collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Recreation and Wellness, the Marvin Center also offers Be the Creed Workshops.

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is the premier, annual leadership conference at Bowling Green State University, sponsored by the Marvin Center for Student Leadership, Campus Campus Activities, Residence Life, and Fraternity and Sorority Life . This one-day event takes place on October 5th and engages students in educational sessions targeted toward their leadership development. Participants have the opportunity to explore personal and leadership values, network with other campus leaders, and develop the skills necessary for success.

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Falcon Leadership Institute

The Marvin Center for Student Leadership’s Falcon Leadership Institute develops self-aware leaders who have the skills to build professional networks and create personal connections within their cohort and throughout campus. Guided by the ideals of servant leadership, students participate in service-learning and leadership projects that enhance the community. Participants begin earning the BGSU Leadership Certificate by learning the skills and competencies necessary for a successful life and career.

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Student Leader Retreat

The Student Leader Retreat has a strong tradition of bringing prominent BGSU student groups together to highlight the importance of their roles on campus. This 2 1/2-day experience is designed to build a foundation for a year of successful collaboration around student events, programs and projects.

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SLA Talks

SLA Talks are inspired by TED Talks and are an opportunity for the Student Leadership Assistant team to reflect on their own leadership journey.

Watch previous SLA Talks

The LeaderShape® Institute

The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive and energizing six-day program designed to encourage participants to become leaders with integrity. The curriculum is used on college campuses nationwide and participants become alumni of this prestigious program. 

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Ray Marvin Leadership Awards

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership is pleased to announce the 10th annual Ray Marvin Leadership Awards to recognize the leadership contributions of BGSU students. Special consideration will be given to those students who are enrolled in or have completed the BGSU Leadership Certificate. There will be three awards given and recipients will receive monetary gifts of $3,000, $4,000, or $5,000. The $5,000 award also comes with an exclusive trip to Washington, D.C.

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Women of Distinction

The Women of Distinction award honors undergraduate or graduate student, staff members or faculty members with excellence, ingenuity and the ability to overcome barriers that still exist for women. The women selected for this honor represent a diversity of backgrounds, personal characteristics, life experiences and are lifelong advocates for promoting equity for women and girls everywhere.

Learn more about the Women of Distinction Award

BGSU Leadership Certificate Program

The Leadership Certificate Program is a self-paced, comprehensive, leadership development program designed to encourage and recognize student leadership education and experiences at Bowling Green State University. The Leadership Certificate Program Awards is an event that honors recipients and allows them an opportunity to share their capstone experience with their family, friends, and mentor.

Learn more about the Leadership Certificate Program