For Alumni

We are so grateful to our many alumni in FAN and beyond that stay involved with CWGE. We are always happy to host alumni at our events or honor you at the Women of Distinction Awards. In addition, we encourage you to volunteer as a mentor to undergraduate students with us or contact us if there are other ways you’d like to get involved.

FAN – Feminist Alumni Network
BGSU Feminist Alumni Network (FAN) is a community of feminist alums who want to reach out to current students, connect with former classmates, share info about jobs and internships, and more! For more information, or to get involved, see BGSU Feminist Alumni Network on Facebook or email us.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

Light the Way
This event welcomes new woman-identified students to campus and provides opportunities to network with the BGSU community.

Women of Color Leadership Summit
This annual event brings three women of color activist-scholars to BGSU to discuss women of colors’ contribution to models of leadership to increase the number of women of color leaders at BGSU; to share lessons and knowledge on leadership practice developed and modeled by women of color; and to encourage collaboration across campus.

Celebrating Mentors
This annual event is held at the end of spring term to celebrate mentorship at BGSU.

New and Newly Promoted Women and Non-Binary Faculty Reception
This reception co-hosted by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is for new faculty and recently promoted faculty that are woman or non-binary identified.

Women of Distinction
This event honors an undergraduate student, graduate student, staff member, faculty member, and alum or community member who with excellence, ingenuity and ability have overcome barriers that still exist for women. At the ceremony, a panel discussion will be held, allowing the five winners to share their advice, inspiration, and experience as leaders.

 

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

Falcon Flock: Mentoring for Social Justice Leadership
Hosted by the CWGE, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the LGBTQ+ Center, the Non-Traditional Students Office, the Center for Leadership, and the Career Center this program combines a one-to-one mentorship experience with career development and social justice leadership education to inspire and equip students to become stronger, more prepared leaders for social change.

Faculty Research Series
This lunchtime series advances research on women, gender, and intersecting identities through research presentations of recently published work from BGSU faculty.

Professional Development Series
This series of workshops seek to enhance the professional development of women and gender equity. Annual events include faculty development; Engage: Women in Politics and Civic Leadership; and Start Smart: Salary Negotiation.

Women of Distinction
Hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Center for Leadership the Women of Distinction awards an undergraduate student, graduate student, staff member, faculty member, and alum or community member who with excellence, ingenuity and ability have overcome barriers that still exist for women. At the ceremony, a panel discussion will be held, allowing the five winners to share their advice, inspiration, and experience as leaders. See the link below for application and nomination information.

Community Building Grants
In the spring of each year the Center for Women and Gender Equity provides small community building grants to students, staff, faculty, and community partners to be used in the following academic year

Relax or Study in the Center Lounge
Located in Hayes Hall room 278 this room is open daily for your use and does not need to be reserved.

Use our Well-Being Room
Through reservation or drop-in this room can be used as a space to meet one-on-one with Center staff, counseling, community-resources, or as a nursing/lactation space.

Reserve the Center Conference Room
Reserve our conference room located in Hayes Hall room 203. We’d love to host your women or gender equity meeting, class, or event!

Speakers and Education
We encourage you to requested speakers and educational workshop through the CWGE individually, for your class, or your group on issues related to women, masculinity, and gender equity.

Violence Prevention Center
Founded in 2018, as a Center within CWGE, Violence Prevention Center (VPC) seeks to foster a culture that prioritizes consent and respect and actively responds to survivors by supporting them and their allies. As part of these efforts, the VPC works to engage students, faculty, staff, and community partners to create an environment where violence of any kind will not be tolerated.

See our resources and services page for additional campus, community-based, and national resources.