Student Engagement and Success Newsletter

Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance student lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society.

Wall Street Journal names BGSU one of the best universities in the country for teaching quality. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world. The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission and goals of the institution, helps to create supportive environments and innovative opportunities for student engagement, learning, leadership, preparation and empowerment. 

The Office of the Dean of Students continues to collaborate with the Division of Health and Wellness on the Community of Care initiative.  Progress includes a dedicated website, creating and distributing resource folders to Univeristy employees, and providing information at Univeristy Orientation.

Held the first ever Ohio Anti-Hazing Summit that focused on prevention education, innovative resources, best practices and strategies to eliminate hazing.  Over 200 participants from around the State of Ohio attended. 

Held Rally BG on Main in partnership with the City of Bowling Green to provide a safe start of the academic year celebration for both BGSU students and residents of Bowling Green.  The event attracted over 2,500 participants.

The Office of Residence Life held 1,023 programs during the 2021-2022 academic year, which is 137 programs more than occurred during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Falcons After Dark events continue every Friday night in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.  Student Engagement has partnered with various campus offices, as well as community partners to provide high-energy programming for the campus community.

More than 30 workshops, guides, and resources have been developed to support student organization growth and development, as well as assist student leaders run successful organizations.

The Office of Residence Life and National Residence Hall Honorary hosted the 10th annual St. Baldrick's Shave-A-Thon to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Efforts continue to assist with student food insecurity and financial concerns through the Student Emergency Fund, in addition to the Falcon Care Program and Grab N' Go Food Bags.  To support these initiatives, fundraising efforts and drives for food and basic needs have occurred.

The Office of Residence Life coordinated the move-in process to welcome more than 5,100 residential students.  The process was designed in a manner which allowed families to select their own move-in time and families reported they were able to complete the entire process in under 20 minutes. 

Updated: 08/10/2023 04:54PM