Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success

Upcoming events


Jackie Hudson

Position: Graduate Assistant

Message from Jackie, MIGSS Coordinator:

I hope everyone have had a productive semester so far. Our inaugural "Do's, Don't's and Dinner" presentation was a successful event. Thanks to students, faculty members and administrators who participated. We are looking forward to doing this again next year. We have several exciting events that are coming up in the next couple of months. As a student of color, I find myself being a little isolated from time to time. So, joining a cultural organization has helped me through this process by interacting with other students like me on campus. If you have that same feeling, there are plenty of organizations on campus. Just go to and you will find various organizations on campus with specific interests.

Past Events

A group of panelists who will address their varied experiences as a graduate student of color and will give advice on how to navigate through post-secondary education. Plus, stick around after the panel to take part of our "speed mentoring" exercise!

At the wake of the Time's Up and #metoo movement, a round of speakers will address their perspectives on men and women working together in an academic space.

Join the MIGSS community in celebrating the end of the semester and the holiday season.

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 BGSI 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