For Students

CWGE is proud to serve all students at BGSU with events, programs, and services designed by Center staff to address the needs of students gathered through interviews and focus groups in spring term 2018. We encourage you to attend an event, join a long-term program, nominate/apply for an award, get resources from our website, or just stop by to hang out in our space.

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

W.E.A.L.
The Women’s and Gender Equity Action League is a series of advocacy skills trainings (phone banking, canvassing, lobbying) on contemporary topics such as food insecurity, women and addiction, trans* rights, and access to health care. This program will culminate with a lobby day in Columbus.

F.I.E.R.C.E.
Falcon’s Investigating Gender Equity, Resources, and Community Engagement contribute to advancing gender equity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners across identities by developing professional, research, and community building grants for gender equity projects at BGSU.

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.

Feminist Friday: Critical Reading Collective
This not your average book club! No previous knowledge or reading is required. Through this community discussion series at BGSU we all work to better understand ourselves and the worlds we occupy. Current discussion topics include: gender, race, ethnicity, class, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationships, histories, conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others.

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.

The Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer Award for Student Mothers
Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer (1913- 2002), a 1937 graduate of Bowling Green State University, was a champion for gender equality in education and advocate in the passage of Title IX legislation. In honor of Betty’s continued efforts to promote gender equity in education, The Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Mothers was established to support the academic achievement of student mothers at Bowling Green State University. The Boyer Award aims to assist in meeting some of the financial demands of being a parenting student.

The Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Mothers is available to full-time undergraduate females maintaining a 2.5 GPA whom hold primary custodial responsibility for a minor child and/or an adult child with special needs.  Student mothers who meet the above mentioned application criteria are encouraged to apply for the Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Mothers. Application materials are available within the Center for Women and Gender Equity at Bowling Green State University and comprise of an application and a narrative essay. An initial award of $1,000 will be granted based on a combination of need and application strength.

Research Grants
In the spring of each year the Center for Women and Gender Equity provides small research and professional development grants to students, staff, and faculty to be used in the following academic year.

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.

Men’s Engagement Network
This initiative works to engage men-identified students, faculty, and staff as leaders in education for the entire BGSU  community on gender equity and masculinity.

Parenting at BGSU
The Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Non-Traditional Student services office maintain a list of programs and serves for parents and families at BGSU. Learn more here: https://www.bgsu.edu/students-who-are-parents.html

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.