BGSU’s Response to Campus Climate Concerns

Bowling Green State University prioritizes a community of care and belonging. The University strives to foster a shared responsibility for maintaining and promoting an environment of civil discourse and mutual respect and to ensure that campus community members feel valued.

Campus Climate Concern Defined

Campus climate concerns can include actions that impact anyone in the community based on their identity (such as race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression).

The University’s Response to Campus Climate Concerns

The University responds with resources and support when a campus climate concern arises that negatively impacts community members. 

As a public university, we are committed to the freedom of expression and the rights protected by the First Amendment and in accordance with BGSU’s Freedom of Expression Policy and Ohio Public Policy on Principles of Free Speech. The University’s response to campus climate concerns is not intended to prohibit or discourage the free exchange of ideas in the campus community or otherwise prohibit protected speech. 

How to Submit a Campus Climate Concern

Complete and submit the Campus Climate Concerns report form.

Have Questions?

Please direct questions to the Office of the Dean of Students in 303 University Hall or by calling (419) 372-2843. 

Resources & Services

Community of Care

A Community of Care requires campus-wide responsibility for acting on situations that can have significant impact on individuals and the campus community. As a public university for the public good, Bowling Green State University prioritizes community well-being and belonging to ensure that Falcons do not struggle alone.

BGSU Police

Provides the campus with 24-hour police protection by a fully certified staff of police officers, detectives, and dispatchers.

If there is an immediate threat or emergency, please call 911 or BGSU Police at 419-372-2346

BG Transit

Provides safe, affordable, quality public transportation within the city limits of and area immediately surrounding Bowling Green, Ohio.

Campus Safe Escort Service

A free service that provides walking escorts to all students to and from any on campus location. Escorts are available every day of the week from:
8 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The Cocoon

Emergency and comprehensive support serivces to survivors of sexual and domestic violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Counseling Center

Provides comprehensive individual and group mental health services intended to help students develop improved coping skills in order to address emotional, interpersonal and academic concerns.

Falcon Health Center

Partners with BGSU to provide health services and excellent patient care for students, faculty and staff members as well as the community of Bowling Green, Ohio.

International Programs

Provides opportunities for students to explore, perceive and understand intercultural issues through engagement with global problems, international cultures, and foreign language.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Seeks to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to promote, educate, and develop programs centering on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Diversity education, ally, and advocacy resources: Safe Zone Workshop

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students programs and services help to create a community of care that prioritizes belonging and well-being.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Promotes, facilitates, and advocates for a welcoming, socially just and inclusive community. Diversity education, ally, and advocacy resources: OMA Ambassador workshops; iStand Advocacy workshop & Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC) program (Both offered in collaboration with the Center for Leadership); and customized diversity education workshops.

Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life promotes an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for academic success and personal growth. On-campus students are encouraged to contact their hall director or RA for assistance and support.

Wood County Crisis Line

A 24/7 service
419-502-HOPE (4673)

Updated: 08/10/2023 04:53PM