Multicultural Student Organizations
Below is a list of organizations to expand your social and cultural exposure. Many of these groups are geared toward (but not exclusive to) marginalized students. You can find more information about all of the organizations BGSU has to offer on the BGSU Student Organization page.
Asian Student Union
ASU thrives to be a space for Asians and Asian Americans to connect and create lasting bonds between communities. At ASU we ensure that it is a safe space for everyone to be themselves and to further connect with their identity.
Black Student Union
Black Student Union at Bowling Green State University exists to create cultural and political awareness amongst the Black and overall campus community through programming and initiatives that promote unity, leadership, and scholarship.
Chi Alpha Epsilon
The purpose of this organization is to promote high academic standards, foster active communication among its members and honor academic excellence for those students admitted to Bowling Green State University and participating in TRiO Collegiate Services [Student Support Services (SSS), Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program (McNair)], Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy (PLA), Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS), and Mentors and Team Leaders in the Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching, Program (SMART).
Chinese Language and Culture Club
A club about the Chinese culture for people with interest in the Chinese culture and serving as extra source of knowledge for those who are learning Chinese.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
CSSA is a student support association that provides academic and culture related programs and services to all Chinese students on campus. In this coming Fall, CSAA is thrilled to announce its partnerships with BGSU recreation center, BGSU career services, and BGSU university libraries. With the help from our campus partners, CSSA will be able to assist Chinese students with their culture transition, and holistic development.
This year, CSSA will invest BGSU Chinese student basketball team. We are hoping to receive great performance this year. Also we are building our soccer game as well. Come and join our sport teams, attend our programs, and have a fantastic experience in your study at BGSU!
Cross Cultural Conversation Connection
The ESOL office organizes and facilitates the Cross Cultural Conversation Connection (CCCC), which is an extracurricular program since 1995. The CCCC program runs during the fall and spring semesters and connects American students and International students in small conversation groups, each with an individual group leader. The purpose of the Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection is to develop cultural understanding in today's global community by connecting people from different cultures through conversation, and the program runs during the fall and spring semesters and connects American and International Students in small conversation groups, each with an individual group leader.
Culture Club gathers, supports, and showcases the study of culture by BGSU Graduate Students. Most (but never all) members are working toward a graduate degree or certificate in American Culture Studies, Ethnic Studies, Popular Culture Studies, or Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. We understand the study of culture not to be the exclusive domain of any one discipline and celebrate the positive outcomes of trans-disciplinary outreach, engagement, and collaboration.
Disability Rights Education Awareness & Mentoring
BG D.R.E.A.M. is aimed to spread knowledge and awareness about disabilities on campus. Provide assistance and teachings to the campus on how to create positive environment with students and faculty who have disabilities. Offer the community a better illustration of the collegiate experience while having a disability and how others can make a positive impact on and off campus.
Exceptional Intellectual Ladies
The purpose of Exceptional Intellectual Ladies (EIL) is to encourage and uplift young ladies between the ages of 7-14 through mentoring. Our goal is to not only mentor young ladies, but to also to facilitate and participate in community outreach programs. We promote and teach self-motivation, and we aim to create lasting bonds with our mentees. We focus on instilling in the ladies values detrimental to their success in life. We work with them in various fields such as building self-esteem, learning your abilities, etiquette, dealing with peer pressure, career building, healthy life styles, and the importance of volunteer and service.
The German Club promotes interest in the cultures of the German-speaking countries and the German language by giving students, faculty, alumni/ae, and members of the community a context in which to explore the films, music, traditions, cultural expressions, and everyday life of those countries as well as the German heritage in the United States. It provides a forum for all those interested to meet to confer and learn about or take part in activities that reflect the language and ways of life of the German-speaking world.
Hillel, the organization for Jewish campus life, is an organization for students, faculty, and community members to socialize and learn. With open membership to Jewish students,faculty, and community members, Hillel plans events for Jewish learning, social activities, and leadership development.
India Student Association
BG's chapter of India Student Association (ISA). Established in 1985, it is an effort by students, faculty and other international friends in Bowling Green State University to celebrate the many hues of Indian cultural tradition and keep the vibrant pulse of plurality epitomized in Indian culture alive. We welcome all students from BGSU, from all nations and cultures, to a part of ISA. The only prerequisite is that they should be interested to learn about India and Indian society & culture!
International Studies Services
The International Student Services Office is a part of the International Programs and Partnerships Department. We serve incoming and current international students at BGSU.
Kaze No Daichi Taiko
Kaze No Daichi Taiko is Bowling Green State University's premier semi-pro Japanese taiko group, performing a style of group drumming known as kumi daiko. Learning and performing a repertoire of pieces based on traditional Japanese folk and religious rhythms, contemporary kumi daiko groups from around the world, and student composed pieces. With an attention to the effects rhythm has on the soul, Kaze brings a unique blend of drumming and dance, inspired not only by taiko music but also by the sounds of hip-hop, EDM, marching bands, world music, anime soundtracks, jazz, and rock and roll, which creates an entertaining, energetic, and emotional experience. Kaze No Daichi Taiko services both Bowling Green State University and various organizations affiliated with the school, as well as the larger Northwest Ohio Japanese and global arts communities by performing concerts, teaching clinics and master classes, and providing the inspiring sounds of thundering drums to educate and inform people about Japanese & Asian American culture.
itself to first: furthering the spiritual development of students who attend Bowling Green State University (BGSU) followed by: encouraging our members to live as the example Jesus gives of the Salt and the Light (Matthew 5:13-16) to the peoples living in the surrounding community.
Latino Student Union
La Union de Estudiantes Latinos (Latino Student Union, or LSU for short, at Bowling Green State University was founded in 1972 with the purpose of stimulating the common interests, ensuring the civil liberties, and improving the quality of life for all Latinos.La Union is dedicated to the enhancement of students' lives through social, communication, political, legal, and cultural programs, activities, and relationships. La Union also places a priority on educating and informing the general public about Latino culture and issues, networking with other student organizations and local groups, and serving BGSU and the Bowling Green community. La Union is one of the most diverse student organizations on campus. LSU is open to everyone who has an interest in Latino culture and issues and anyone looking for a place at BGSU to call "home". WELCOME TO LA FAMILIA!
Multicultural Greek Council
It is the mission of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) to promote a community in which like-minded Greeks (fraternities and sororities) can collaborate, promoting scholarship, service, academics and leadership, for the benefit of the Greek Community.
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
Through our community service and our dedication to eliminating ethnic health disparities, we strive to provide ourselves and those around us with a larger sense of being. Also, we anticipate helping minority pre-med students explore various opportunities within the health profession by implementing informational programs, providing helpful academic resources, and organizing volunteer opportunities.
Muslim Students Association
Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Bowling Green State University is a social group for the Muslim students on campus; consisting of people of different origins, nationalities, and culture; serving the needs of students by the virtues of brotherhood and sisterhood; a means by which Muslim students maintain and increase their faith in a college environment as well as an expression of their creativity and ideas; a tool by which non-Muslims on campus learn about Islam and its beauty; a voice for the Ummah on this campus and of all Muslims worldwide. Above all, MSA is the stepping stone by which students learn the techniques, develop the motivation, and acquire the passion to commit their lives.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
National Association of Black Accountants
The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting, finance, and related business professions. Student member benefits and programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Career Placement – Access to online NABA Inc. Career Center and Regional Conferences
- Professional Development - Workshops and Seminars at the chapter, regional and national levels
- Networking Opportunities - Interact with peers and industry professionals
- Leadership Development - Includes elected leadership roles, participation in committee and other small group efforts
- Scholarship Opportunities – Annual regional and national scholarships
- Student Case Study Competition – Annual Convention student component
National Council of Negro Women
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Inc Bowling Green State University Section, established Spring 2008, serves its national purpose and mission and its collegiate mission which is to lead, develop, advocate, inform, and unify the African American women of Bowling Green State University's campus and its surrounding communities as they support their individual, family, and societal efforts and lifestyles.
National Residence Hall Honorary
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value recognition and service. The purpose of NRHH is to work to provide opportunities and growth within the values of recognition and service. We will accomplish this by collaborating with campus and community partners to provide programs to grow as a chapter and empower leaders for future generations. In these actions we, the members of NRHH, hope to make the residence halls more than just a “dorm.”
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The mission statement for National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.”
Persian Student Association
Persian Student Association (PSA) is a public non‐profit, non‐political, nonreligious and nonethnic STUDENT Association. Its purpose is to gather the BGSU students who are interested in Persian culture for cultural, social and entertaining purposes. If you like to know more about REAL culture in southern west Asia and middle east, specially Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkey, here is were you can find good friends who are eager to share their point of view with you.
Pretty Brown Girls Club
We, the members of the Pretty Brown Girl Club, commit to build leaders from the inside out and promote positive self-esteem amongst girls, ages 5-18, in the Bowling Green, OH and Toledo, OH area.
Purple Hard Hats
An all-women organization striving to empower women in the college of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering we also welcome all women that are majoring or minoring in male dominant careers. This organization is also to build relationships and to grow in our career fields.
Saudi Student Association
Creating a healthy social environment for all Saudi students, and representing the Saudi culture to none-Saudis in BGSU. Also, interacting with others’ cultures.
Queer/Trans Student Union (QTSU)
QTSU is an LGBTQ organization looking to serve as both a friend and partner to those interested in learning about and making progress for the queer community. The organization acts as a safe space for fostering conversation about queer issues and identities, and promotes safety and a welcoming environment.
Voices at BGSU
The Voices at BGSU is a choir that is comprised of 30-40 singers. Our choir performs a variety of classical repertoire, with an emphasis on spirituals. We are inclusive (open) to all majors. We are in search of new and committed members. Please prepare to sing a 1-2 minute selection that best shows off your voice!
World Student Association
Was created to promote intercultural understanding and friendship among students from different cultures and backgrounds through cultural, educational, and social activities.
Updated: 08/24/2023 04:49PM