Multicultural Student Center

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The Multicultural Student Center (MSC) is a space in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union that is open to all students. It is a place where students from all backgrounds can meet to foster learning and affirm their sense of identity, community, collaboration, and leadership. The MSC promotes values of diversity and inclusion.

Mission and Vision

The Multicultural Student Center strives to provide a welcoming and supportive environment to help promote collaboration and coalitions within marginalized student populations and their allies on the BGSU campus and within the Bowling Green community.

Resources and Staying Connected

You can check out the MSC's library collection and video documentaries. For a listing, please contact the Multicultural Student Center at Diversity@bgsu.edu.

See It. Hear It. Report It.

Report any concerns or actions impacting you or the BGSU community that are enacted because of bias based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. This also includes sex, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression when the behavior is not sexual assault or sexual harassment.

If you have additional questions about this report form or would like additional information please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843.

REPORT IT!

Programs and Activities

Multicultural Dialogue Series
2/11/19, 2/25/19, 3/4/19, 3/11/19, 3/25/19, 4/1/19, 4/15/19, 4/22/19, 5/6/19
 
All dialogues held from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Multicultural Student Center,  427 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

The MSC invites students from different backgrounds and social identities to come and discuss various topics that will assist with further understanding intersectional identities within contexts of history, culture, and structural inequalities in society. Its intent is to provide a supportive learning environment where students can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their interactions with others and acquire knowledge and skills to live and work in an increasingly diverse society. We encourage students from all social identities to attend and learn from each other.

An important aspect of the Dialogue Series is learning to listen, to ask questions of others, and to commit to understanding the perspectives of others, even if one does not agree. This space is not a place for debate where we try to convince each other that one opinion is better than another. This is a place for us to learn how to dialogue: to communicate to facilitate understanding. The learning outcomes of the Dialogue Series are:

  • To learn about and explore the various dimensions of social identity
  • To learn concepts of diversity and inclusion, and how they may manifest in the daily life of individuals, institutional practices, and policies that govern the society we live in
  • To continue personal growth and development in the areas of diversity and inclusion

Spring 2019 Dialogue Topics:

February 11 – African American Student Activism: Then vs. Now, dialogue facilitated by Will Daniels
February 25 – Police Brutality, dialogue facilitated by Dr. Philip Stinson
March 4 – Social Justice Through Allyship, dialogue facilitated by Dr. Jolie Sheffer
March 11 – Whiteness, dialogue facilitated by Liv Giovingo
March 25 – Narratives & Truth: The Role of Storytelling Among Early Humans and Modern Tweeters, dialogue facilitated by Dr. Rick Busselle
April 1 – Queering the Church, dialogue facilitated by Rev. Mary Jane Saunders
April 15 – Understanding Multiple Dimensions of Identity and Our Experiences and Interactions with Others, dialogue facilitated by Jennifer McCary
April 22 – A Perspective of Sexism and Homophobia within the LGBTQ+ Community, dialogue facilitated by Kiara Vance
May 6 – Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Modern Media, dialogue facilitated by Adrienna Hutchins

Social Justice Film Series

Information about the Spring 2019 Social Justice Film Series coming soon!