About the Marvin Center

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement develops leaders who serve their communities and lead for the public good.

  • We foster students' sense of belonging through meaningful and productive experiences. 
  • We empower students to design their leadership journey and create positive change in their communities.
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How do we develop leaders?

By teaching one crucial lesson – that leaders never stop learning.

We teach every facet of leadership in our workshops, classes and special programs. 

  • Learn to lead with integrity.
  • Get others excited about getting involved. 
  • Explore the real meaning of group dynamics and how to create a team that works as one to achieve its goals. 
  • Practice how to settle conflicts. 
  • Expand your network, broaden your reach and excel. 

A lesson for all students, all majors

Bowling Green State University ensures that our students make fundamental and lifelong connections in learning – whether you plan to teach music, market the latest technology or focus on international relations.

The Marvin Center plays a critical role in helping students achieve these outcomes – especially in learning how to engage others in action. Our programs help students understand that leadership is their ability to influence, show mutual respect and develop a spirit of compromise and goal setting.

Meet Ray Marvin

Alumni Ray Marvin has dedicated himself to helping the next generation of leaders at BGSU.

Meet our team

The Marvin Center team is passionate about serving our students and campus community.

Marvin Center values

Integrity Acting in an ethical and legal manner that is harmonious with personal and organizational values.

Purpose Understanding personal and organizational values and establishing a sense of purpose that contributes to the development of others. 

Group development The ability to manage and lead individuals in the establishment and execution of group goals.

Inclusion Creating broad and safe environments that engage and support diversity.

Global citizenship Versatility in leadership and communication style that is respectful of cultural context and implications.

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Community engagement is central to the BGSU mission to create public good. The University earned the prestigious Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation because of this strong community focus. 

Updated: 01/24/2024 02:29PM