Diversity Education

The Office of Multicultural Affairs develops, coordinates, and sponsors a variety of diversity education opportunities across campus, such as academic courses, trainings and workshops, and collaborative programming with campus partners.

Workshops We Offer:

Social Justice 101

This introductory session provides participants with a general understanding of the various elements of Social Justice, tips, and strategies for being more socially just.

Time needed for this session: 60-90 mins

Request a Social Justice 101 Workshop

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. This workshop series provides education concerning LGBTQ+ issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBTQ+ people. The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU's LGBTQ+ Community. 

Time needed for this session: 2.5 hours

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Queer 101

This facilitation provides an introduction to the broad spectrum of gender and sexuality. Students will additionally learn about sexism, homophobia, and transphobia along with ally behaviors to combat these issues. An activity will be provided to allow students to explore their own sexual, affectionate, and gender identities. 

Time needed for this session: 45-60 mins

Request a Queer 101 Workshop

Equity 101

This is an introductory session to understanding the differences of equity versus equality and how each have societal impact. 

Time needed for this session: 45-60 mins

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Allyship 101

Do you want to be a better ally but are unsure where to start? This facilitation provides basic social justice terminology, identity concepts, tips to correct misinformation, and the stages of allyship. 

Time needed for this session: 60-90 mins

Request an Allyship 101 Workshop

Implicit Bias

Sessions educate participants on the ways unconscious stereotypes and attitudes impact our understanding, actions, and decisions.

Time needed for this session: 90 mins - 2 hours

Request an Implicit Bias Workshop

Inclusive Language

This session allows students to examine their self-awareness, biases, and common flaws in everyday language to create a more accessible and inclusive environment.  

Time needed for this session: 30-60mins

Request an Inclusive Language Workshop


This session is an overview of overlapping social identities in which create individuality. Students will examine which aspects of their identity are most important to them in order to understand privilege, uniqueness, and belonging. 

Time needed for this session: 60-90 mins

Request an Intersectionality Workshop

Intercultural Development Inventory

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. 

Time needed for this session: Individual 1 hour; group 90 mins – 2 hours (not including the assessment time)

Because it is a licensed assessment, there is a small per-person fee associated with the IDI.

Request an Intercultural Development Inventory Workshop

Special Request or Modifications to a session above

If you would like us to create a session specific to your group or to modify a session already listed please let us know. Please note that for modifications we will need additional time to create or change the session, allow a minimum of 4 weeks.

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BGSU 1910: Multicultural Success - Yes!

This course integrates academic success strategies with diversity, inclusion, curricular and co-curricular experiences to support a holistic approach toward the retention and persistence of diverse student populations. Emphasis on using the Appreciative Advising approach to build positive relationships, enhance self-discovery, set goals, design how to reach goals and to set the bar high for academic and personal success. The course creates opportunities for team building while embracing and benefiting from diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC), offered by the Marvin Center for Student Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a foundational program that will help you develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for inclusive leadership in an increasingly diverse world. Employers are looking for leaders who value & develop inclusive leadership skills. This is a perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU a more inclusive community. These sessions are foundational and aimed at providing introductory context to the multiple aspects of being an inclusive leader.  All voices, experiences, and perspectives are appreciated and welcome in our conversations.

Session 1: “Who Am I?” 
This session focuses on allowing participants to critically reflect on aspects of their own identity, engage them in meaningful conversation about identity, and enhance their skills in discussing identity with others.

Session 2: “Me & You—Different Perspectives” 
This session focuses on engaging participants in an open and honest discussion on privileged and underrepresented identities and provides participants with a safe space and practical examples to understand differences in individuals.

Session 3: “Intercultural Communication” 
This session focuses on helping participants understand the need to reflect on their own culture and how it impacts their view on others, helps participants recognize cultural differences, and shows how those differences effect communication.

Session 4: “Social Norms & Micro Aggressions” 
This session focuses on engaging participants in a discussion about ways to confront oppression, micro-aggressions, and other similar topics in a safe environment.

Session 5: “Power and Privilege” 
This session focuses on providing participants with a safe space to open up and discuss controversial topics, allow them to walk away with a better understanding of how power and privilege are manifested in society, and gives participants tools and knowledge to help confront examples of power and privilege.

Session 6: “Social Justice” 
This session focuses on teaching participants about the various components of social justice and how different approaches work together to create a better world.

Updated: 09/26/2023 01:01PM