Division of Community Well-Being
A Message from BGSU Chief Well-Being Officer
At Bowling Green State University, we are dedicated to the health and wellness of our Falcon family, neighbors and friends.
Whether you are a faculty or staff member or student, we can all be accountable for creating a supportive community where we can recognize if an individual is in need of help. Healthy living is part of designing the life you want to lead. We focus on integrating ways to support students, faculty and staff across campus, physically, mentally and emotionally, to achieve their best health.
As the chief well-being officer at BGSU, it is my goal to help elevate the health and well-being of our campus community to ensure that our students, faculty and staff have access to resources and programs that will improve their health and well-being.
At BGSU, we want to build your best life – and the University is here to give you all of the tools you need to instill lifelong wellness.
Ben Batey, MPH, RN
Chief Well-Being Officer
Hazing Prevention Coordinator
Ben Batey, MPH, RN, joined BGSU in July 2020 in the inaugural position of Chief Health Officer, created in part as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Batey worked at the Wood County Health Department for 10 years, where he served as health commissioner since 2014. He also held several leadership positions including CEO of the Wood County Community Health Center, director of nursing and infectious disease, emergency preparedness coordinator and epidemiologist. Prior to the health department, he was a registered nurse for Mercy St. Anne Hospital and Mercy Home Care. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health (Bowling Green State University/University of Toledo) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mercy College of Ohio.
Key Services and Initiatives
Falcon Health Chat is a free and confidential tool, available 24/7 to all BGSU students, faculty and staff to help support your mental health by offering resources to help you manage anxiety and depression, relieve stress and build resilience. Read More
BGSU seeks to promote a safe environment so members of our learning community may participate in experiences and activities without compromising their health, well-being, dignity and/or rights. Read More
Community Well-Being Events
Updated: 11/30/2023 11:43AM