Campus Resources

BGSU and the Bowling Green Community are always looking for more ways to help current and prospective students aging out of the foster care system. Below are a few options available:

BGSU advisors strive to challenge and support students to become independent and engaged citizens who are able to take responsibility for achieving lifelong educational, personal, and career goals. For more information, please visit the Academic Advising webpage.

The Career Center at BGSU serves a diverse, engaged and qualified student body. It embeds career-related activity to ensure that all students are prepared for first-time employment as well as for lifetime career growth. Career Center staff members are here to help students explore career and major options, identify and secure cooperative education and internship experiences, and search for job and graduate school opportunities. Drop-in for resume help on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-4pm, or call 419-372-2356 for an appointment. Some evening and Saturday options are available. For more information, please visit the Career Center website.

The College Life-Coaching programs mission is to aid students in achieving success by helping them find a balance between school and life in the way that best suits their unique needs, goals, and their unique lives. For more information, please visit the College Life Coaching webpage.

Cynthia Roberts
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services
292 Hayes Hall
419-372-7219

crobert@bgsu.edu

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students in finding ways to help pay for college, including help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Located on the first floor of the Jerome Library, this collaborative learning environment provides FREE tutoring, academic coaching, subject tutoring, MATH & STATS tutoring and writing consultations. Get help online, during drop-in hours or set up an appointment with one of our academic coaches or tutors through SSC. To find out more information, please visit the Learning Commons website, call 419-372-2328, or email tlc@bgsu.edu.

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. The office fosters opportunities for diverse cultural, social, and intellectual engagement through a variety of programs that create an inclusive campus community for diverse student populations through one-to-one meetings with staff, group activities for diverse students, diversity workshops for all students, and a variety of campus-wide programs open to everyone. For more information, please visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs website.

The Student Assistance and Advocacy Specialist, housed in the Counseling Center, meets with students or an individual basis to assist in getting connected with on campus resources, finding off-campus social service resources, planning ahead to identifying housing needs, and navigating university procedures/offices. The SAAS serves as a bridge between students emancipating from foster care to BGSU and helps students connect with Counseling, Accessibility Services, and other support resources on campus. For more information, please visit the SASS website.

Student Employment Services hopes to engage, educate, and empower students by providing high-quality services and programs to prepare students for part-time employment opportunities that are consistent with their personal, academic, and professional goals; as well as make known the value of employment as an integral part of students’ overall educational experience at Bowling Green State University. For more information, please visit the Student Employment website.

Student Support Services is a learning community that is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. SSS provides advising, individual tutoring, academic support in reading, writing, and math, and competitive scholarship opportunities. TRIO promotes educational access to students with academic need who fall into the following categories: first generation, low income, and students registered with Accessibility Services on campus, including those who have aged out of the foster care system. For more information, please visit the TRIO Student Support Services website.

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