Students involved with organizations develop leadership skills and self-discipline, self-awareness and confidence, and learn time management while building relationships. These opportunities exist right in your residence hall!Did you know? BGSU has over 350 student organizations for students to join.
Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences throughout your time here at BGSU! Through living with a roommate, meeting your Resident Advisor and getting involved in your residence hall, living on campus not only brings the convenience of classrooms to your front door, but also brings you into the life and excitement of everything BGSU from athletics to theater, student events and more!
On-campus residents who are interested in finding more ways to get involved, are encouraged to join one of the following:
The purpose of NRHH is to work to provide students with opportunities and growth within the values of service and recognition. NRHH will accomplish this by collaborating with campus and community partners to provide programs to build and retain active membership. In these actions we, the members, of NRHH, hope to make the residence halls more just a "dorm." Read more about the NRHH
Residence Hall Council
All students are encouraged to become involved in their RHC. Each hall sets up its own system of governance, with committees and events based on the interests of the residents. Many upper class students say their involvement in co-curricular activities at BGSU began with their involvement in RHC.
Leaders in Residence is an in-hall workshop series on leadership and development for residential students and members of the Greek community. This experience assists students in assuming leadership positions in various organizations in other areas at BGSU. Students are nominated (or self-nominated) to participate in this program each year. Read more about Leaders in Residence
The Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching (SMART) Program is a peer mentoring program offered by the Office of Residence Life. It is designed to help first-year residential students—especially those from marginalized populations—transition successfully to BGSU and to assist with retaining them into their second year and beyond. Participation in SMART is free and open to everyone. Read more about the SMART program
Our office hires nearly 300 students each year in various positions, including front desk clerks, Resident Advisors and more. Working on campus is a springboard to getting additional leadership positions on campus whether in student organizations, student government or other employment opportunities. Read more about resident life employment
Greek Life has a long tradition on campus and is guided by the four principles of leadership, scholarship, service and sister/brotherhood. Fraternity & Sorority Life provides opportunities for extensive leadership development, academic support, and various community service opportunities while creating lifelong friendships. Students can get involved as early as their first semester on campus. Read more about Fraternity and Sorority Life