Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success

Upcoming events

This program will have panelists from different academic programs and administrative departments across campus who will discuss their perspectives on gender equity in academic spaces post TimesUp and #metoo movements.   


Jackie Hudson

Position: Graduate Assistant

Message from Jackie, MIGSS Coordinator:

Hello Graduate Students!

It is mid-semester and I am checking in to see how everyone is holding up. This time of the semester can be a small challenge. How so? For instance, there is a possibility that a student could still be trying to get acclimated to graduate school...and that is okay. Graduate school is a great place to figure out how one can find a schedule to read, write papers, and/or complete projects. Two, a student may feel overwhelmed finding that school/life balance. 

A couple of things a student can do to help with these situations is to find a support system and to practice self-care. He/she can find other graduate students within or outside of your program to help one another. There are all types of self-care so a student will have to find what is best for him/herself. This has be helpful to me. 

Continue to have a semester and we are looking forward to seeing you at our events. If you have any questions, feel free to send them to

Past Events

Professional Academic Interview Dinner and Colloquium  will be at BTSU on Thursday, February 21st from 5pm - 7pm. This event would be for third and fourth year doctoral students who are about to enter into the academic job market. Featured panelists will present information such as how a candidate should conduct themselves during the academic job interview process particularly during a meal whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, what to expect during an academic job interview, and what not to do during an interview, etc.

See the program here.


Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success (MIGSS) is a collaborative effort between the Graduate College and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The program is designed to celebrate diversity, encourage inclusion and positively influence the BGSU graduate learning community.

MIGSS assists in recruiting underrepresented populations for graduate study and coordinates a broad array of events and services designed to support students from their acceptance to graduation and beyond. With the realization that graduate education is much more than books and classes, the Graduate College encourages personal and professional growth through campus activities, career planning and preparation, networking opportunities and involvement in student organizations.

Successful achievement of academic and professional goals is a top priority of MIGSS, which is accomplished through a supportive university environment. Current graduate students often comment that the personal attention they received and the other resource support provided are among the factors that influenced their decision to choose BGSU and to persevere through the rigors of graduate education.


Other Resources

For more information, contact Jacqueline Hudson at