112%

more attendees at the LGBTQ+ Center customized program from 2017 to now.

50%

increase on the amount of diversity workshops delivered on BGSU's campus.

65%

more participants in the Native American Heritage Month programs.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

A letter from the Office of Multicultural Affairs:

Hello Everyone!

During this time of physical distancing, we know how much of a challenge it is, balancing being at home with doing your class work; we share some of the same struggles. But please know that we are still here for you.

Right now, we are working on how to provide you with meaningful content that doesn’t feel like more work. We are also setting up virtual office hours and looking at ways to keep us connected. There may even be some surprise content in there as well. If you have ideas you’d like to share, please email us at OMA@bgsu.edu, or let us know on social media:
Facebook (taking it old school): BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs
Twitter: @BGSU_OMA
Insta: bgsu_oma/#bgsuoma 

As you may already know, Commencement ceremonies have been postponed. For this reason, we are working now to figure out the best methods for celebrating Lavender Graduation, Black Graduation, and Latino/a/x Graduation in online formats. We know that those of you who are graduating are disappointed; so are we. Although we realize this won't be exactly what we have done in previous years' ceremonies, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are priorities. We look forward to in-person celebrations with our graduates once Commencement is rescheduled. In the meantime, stay tuned for more information about the online celebrations.

If you are struggling, whether it’s with technology/access, academics, food, mental health, rent, please reach out to us. We are working with a number of offices to provide you with the resources you need to make your lives a little easier; you are not alone, and you do not have to do everything on your own.

Even though we are not in the same physical space, we are still a connected community, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs is here to help you however we can. Please keep yourselves safe and healthy, and we will see you (online) very soon.

All Our Best,
The Office of Multicultural Affairs Staff

Developing culturally competent global citizens.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes, facilitates, and advocates for a welcoming, socially just and inclusive campus community by supporting the retention of diverse student populations and providing diversity education and multicultural programs for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.

Apply to be an OMA Ambassador!

OMA Ambassadors affairs are paid undergraduate student workers who assist the Office of Multicultural Affairs by researching, developing, administering and assessing a broad array of diversity, and inclusion programs. The provide facilitation for members of the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) community, especially student groups and organizations. These individuals will collaborate closely with the Marvin Center for Student Leadership and with the Office of Residence Life in efforts to reach various student populations on campus. Ambassadors will develop the skills needed to be competent and inclusive leaders on campus. Applications are due January 15th by 5:00p.m.

Apply Here

Events

The Office of Multicultural Affairs organizes and sponsors a variety of multicultural programs for faculty, staff, students, and community members. Make sure to explore upcoming events or check out past events put on by our office.