LGBTQ+ Programs

The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer +) Programs' purpose is to provide programming, education, and support to the entire BGSU community.  We intend for LGBTQ+, questioning, and ally students to be able to gather to foster learning and affirm their sense of identity, community, and collaboration. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is located in 427 Bowen Thompson Student Union. We welcome any questions or suggestions that you may have to improve our service to the BGSU community.

Hours & Location
427 Bowen Thompson Student Union


  • Mondays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There may be events scheduled in the Centers' spaces outside the above times.


All gender bathrooms exist throughout campus and we offer all gender housing in Founders Hall.

LGBTQ+ Programs

We hope you get the opportunity to participate in many of the programs we host each semester – and if you would like to host an event or program, please fill out the form below. We also welcome the opportunity to improve our services and have provided a link to our feedback form below. 

Please provide as much information as possible. If you have questions, call 419.372.2642.

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Safe Zone Program

The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. This workshop series provides education concerning LGBTQ+ issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBTQ+ people. The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU's LGBTQ+ Community.

Learn more about the Safe Zone Program>>

Lavender Welcome

Lavender Welcome is a fun and energetic community program hosted during BGSU’s Weeks of Welcome. The program, held in BTSU’s ballroom, highlights facets of LGBTQ+ social culture through performances and showcasing the talents of members of BGSU’s underrepresented communities. This program has a secondary focus on educating interested students in how they can become involved with affirming student organizations and with supportive services. Lastly, the initiative allows new and returning students to begin establishing a campus climate inclusive of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.

Lavender Graduation

“Lav Grad,” as we call it, is the recognition ceremony that honors LGBTQA students who are graduating seniors. The program provides a space for LGBTQ+ identifying graduates to celebrate their time at BGSU and recognize members within their community who have made their experience memorable. The LGBTQ+ resource center utilizes Lav Grad to recognize allies and students with “Friends of the Resource Center Awards” and celebrate the achievements of the past year.

LGBTQ+ Events at BGSU

Updated: 04/15/2024 02:37PM