Support and Guidance

Student Case Management Services

Student Case Management services advocates for all students by providing direct case management services by connecting students to appropriate campus and community resources through an individual case management approach. The Office of the Dean of Students Student Case Management area serves the University and individual students by arranging, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and advocating for students who are experiencing significant difficulties. Students are provided with referrals, resources, and follow-up if needed. We are dedicated to ensuring our students are well supported and connected here at BGSU. 

Student case managers serve students of concern by assisting those referred or those that self-identify that they are having an issue. Some issues include: academic support, mental/physical health support, absence notification, food insecurity, financial insecurity, seeking additional resources, problems with peers, faculty, and staff, bias incidents and more. 

Emergency Assistance Programs

Our emergency assistance programs provides a short-term solution for students who are in need of an immediate meal, housing support, and basic needs met.  If you are experiencing food insecurity, housing insecurity or financial insecurity please feel free to reach out to the Office of the Dean of Students. *Please note that in applying for assistance, the case manager may inquire about the student’s financial aid, meal plan, and long term plan(s) to ensure that the student is will be able to sustain their cost of living.

Student Emergency Fund

Provides a short-term solution for student in need of an immediate meal. This program limited meal card to be sued in our dining halls (The Oaks and Carillon Place). Students can complete a food assistance application or by coming to the Office of the Dean of Students. 

The success of this program is based on the generosity of our students. We believe in Falcons taking care of falcons. Therefore, students can donate one swipe per week at The Oaks or Carillon Place at the cashier’s station. Donated Swipes will be placed on a meal card for students facing food insecurity.

This program provides a student facing food insecurity with a bag of groceries to sustain them for 3 days. The bag contains three days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Students can complete a food assistance application or by coming to the Office of the Dean of Students.

We are aware that hardships in life do not stop due to one being a college student. We are also aware that not every student has support and resources to meet their basic needs during times of emergency. As such, we have this program that can provide students with toiletries, clothing vouchers to a local business, laundry cards, feminine hygiene products, and other basic toiletries. Please note that this is based on availability and need. Please call the Office of the Dean of Students 419-372-2843 and schedule a meeting with the case manager to obtain this assistance.

Ways to support student assistance programs

Interested in sponsoring a food drive for the Grab-N-Go Food bag Program (please contact the Office of the Dean of Students for more information)

Be a part of the BGSU community’s response to COVID-19
Your gift will help with essential needs such as rent, utilities, technology and equipment, travel expenses to return home or even buy food. This aid will greatly help our students who are working hard to navigate the changes this pandemic brings and to stay on track to graduate.

Give to the Student Emergency Fund

Donate a swipe to our Falcon Care Program

This program provides students experiencing food insecurity with a temporary meal card that has 5 swipes to be used in our dinning halls. Students can donate ONE swipe per week to the Falcon Care Program to help sustain the program. This aid will greatly help our students who are working hard to navigate financial challenges, while striving to meet their academic requirements.

Student Absence Notification

This is a verification of a student absence and is NOT intended as an excused absence from class.  Student's need to be reminded to contact their professors on their own, as soon as they are able regarding this absence.  Please call the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843 to inquire a student absence notification.

Office of the Dean of Students services include...

The Drop-in Program serves as the first point of contact for students who call, email, or drop in to the Office of the Dean of Students. During business hours (Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm), there is a staff member on duty to assist incoming drop-in students that call, email or come in.

The purpose of the ODOS On-Call program is to support students experiencing a health or safety emergency or crisis that occurs outside of normal university operating hours (after 5pm Monday-Friday and on the weekends). On-call staff provides personalized care to students during critical times. To speak with an on-call staff member, please contact the BGSU Police Department and they can connect you to the staff member on call.

The Office of the Dean of Students offers workshops and works in collaboration with other University offices for those in need of emotional support. 

Mindfulness Workshop Self-Care Workshop

Well-Being Rooms

Open and accessible to all students, staff, and faculty. Well-being rooms are for lactation purposes and/or mental health breaks.

Education 410
Hayes Hall 261
Huntington Building 162
University Hall 309

Any questions or concerns, please contact the Center for Women and Gender Equity at or 419-372-7227


Reporting Student Related Issues

Bowling Green State University is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming campus community. We want to ensure that students, faculty, staff and the public have the ability to inform the University of issues such as:

  1. Bias Incident for situations based upon actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.

  2. Sexual/Relationship Misconduct (Title IX) for situations involving sexual violence, sexual misconduct, sexual or gender-based harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, or domestic violence. 

  3. Student Issue and/or Concern for an individual whom you feel may be struggling physically or psychologically.

  4. Student/Student Organization Misconduct that allegedly occurred on or off campus.

If you or someone you know experienced a situation that falls within any category below consider making an incident.

See It, Hear It, Report It.