College Park Office Building Room 104
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Trying to get started services during COVID-19? Please check out the video below on how to get started! Come sit with us (virtually)!
During the period of restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus, the Counseling Center is remaining open digitally.
- Call-in hours and emergency services are available using videoconference or phone; you can access them by calling us at 419-372-2081.
- If you are scheduled for an appointment, please plan to meet with your counselor via videoconferencing. If you need to reschedule, you can do that as usual by calling our front desk.
- If you have concerns about meeting via videoconference, please be in touch with your counselor to discuss your options.
- If you have general questions, please call us at 419-372-2081.
Please take good care of yourselves, use good basic preventative measures, and make good decisions for your health and the health of those around you!
For more information and resources on COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 page.
The Counseling Center staff strives to promote the psychological wellbeing of students from diverse backgrounds; to foster their development, learning, and academic success; and to provide appropriate intervention when students are experiencing serious mental health concerns.
BGSU Counseling Center's Statement on Black Lives Matter
The Bowling Green State University Counseling Center (BGSU CC) wants to directly acknowledge the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless others who have been murdered by police officers due to a society that has been centered around and benefited from racism. These ongoing and most recent public atrocities are disturbing to all of us and devastating to Black communities. Continued exposure to the trauma of racial violence combined with systems of racism that deny justice and accountability for those events pose a significant risk for Black people and can lead to elevated fear, anger, rage, hypervigilance, fatigue, and hopelessness. We at the BGSU CC express our support of Black mental health and solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We are committed to providing a safe, affirming and validating space for those impacted by racial trauma to discuss their experiences.
For those of us who do not experience the everyday reality of on-going racism, it can be difficult to know what to do and what responsibility one should have in addressing it. These reactions should not serve as an excuse or a reason for inaction, but instead foster more intentional engagement with Black communities and service in efforts to change systems that have historically benefited White people. Effective change can only occur when all White people and non-Black people of color accept the ways in which they perpetuate racism and systemic oppression in our culture and commit to specific actions to interrupt these patterns. This will require painful reflection, a redistribution of power and privilege in our society, and a willingness to look at parts of ourselves that are not appealing. Counseling Center staff commit to not letting this stop us from joining in the myriad of efforts intended to bring about real and lasting change in our society. Specifically, we commit to remaining attentive to instances of racism (both at the individual and systemic levels) and engaged with members of Black communities to contribute to their efforts to eliminate racism. We will listen to the narratives of Black people in our country. We will speak out against racism at all levels. We will seek to use our unearned power and privilege to amplify the voices that go unheard because of racism. We will engage in ongoing evaluation to ensure that we remain a supportive resource for those negatively impacted by racism.
We invite and hope that others will join us in this commitment.
Things you can do:
- Continue to educate yourself on issues of racism and social injustice
- Continue to educate the people around you - this is also emotional labor
- Donate to a bail fund
- Donate medical supplies
- Donate food and water to feed and hydrate community organizers and/or protestors
- Volunteer to supply food and water for community organizers and/or protestors
- Pick-up people from protest hot-zones if they need it
- Support Black-owned businesses within your community
- Offer to watch little kids if their parents are organizers and need to be on the front line
- Donate directly to frontline people and organizations and stay connected with them
- Write articles and blog posts
- Call your representatives and sign petitions calling for justice
- Organize within your workplace and your community for Anti-Racist practices
- LISTEN TO PEOPLE OF COLOR, ESPECIALLY BLACK, INDIGENIOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR (BIPOC)
Additional Resources for Involvement and/or self-education:
More about us
We aspire to respect cultural, individual, and role differences. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures. Please take a moment to read our Statement on Race in the U.S.
Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons including: study/test taking concerns; stress/anxiety reduction; relationship concerns; depression; family concerns; eating disorders; sexual concerns; grief and loss; and other related concerns.
Counseling services are offered to currently enrolled BGSU students, and are provided at no charge.