For Community

CWGE values the participation of the greater Bowling Green community in our work. We encourage you to request a speaker or educational session at your organization. You can also get involved at the Center and volunteer or partner with our staff. In addition, most CWGE events as well as some programs and awards are open to the community.

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.

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

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. For applications and more information, visit the Women of Distinction event page.

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
This room (Hayes 261) can be used as a drop-in space to meet one-on-one with Center staff, counseling, community-resources, or as a nursing/lactation space. For a full list of lactation/wellness rooms on campus, please visit the interactive campus map.

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! Contact us at cwge@bgsu.edu to reserve the space.

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 It. Hear It. Report It.
See It. Hear It. Report It. is BGSU's system for reporting concerns or actions impacting you or the BGSU community that are enacted because of bias based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. This also includes sex, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression when the behavior is not sexual assault or sexual harassment. To file a report, please fill out the Incident Report Form.

You may file this report anonymously, but the date and time of this incident must be included. If you have additional questions about this report form or would like additional information please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843.

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