Multicultural Student Organizations
The mission of BGSO is to support graduate and professional students of African descent through their journey of graduate education by building a community where they can share their successes and concerns, participate in social events and professional development experiences, and engage in the broader community through service. In addition, we serve as a space for all students to come discuss topics and present research to further their knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding social justice and solidarity
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 (S.M.A.R.T.).
CSAA 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!
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.
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association is an interdisciplinary organization founded in 2006 to promote the critical study of culture, society, media, and history. Working collaboratively with graduate students from American Culture Studies, the Departments of Popular Culture, Theatre and Film, Psychology, History, and other disciplines with an interest in Cultural Studies, we are dedicated to developing the a national graduate student conference, held every February on the Bowling Green State University campus. Our conference brings together and facilitates dialogue among students, scholars and activists from Bowling Green State University, the Great Lakes region, across the nation, and from around the world who are interested in the engagement of cultural 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.
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.
The purpose of 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.
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!
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.
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!
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 (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.
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
The National Council of Negro Women, 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Vision 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.
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!.