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Division of Diversity and Belonging


The Division of Diversity and Belonging serves the entire University community. Our hope is to continue to build a campus climate that fosters an inclusive environment and promotes and nurtures diversity, empowers and supports people and builds up a community where all are welcomed, valued and affirmed.

This division is home to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQ+ Programs, TRIO Programs, the Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education, the Office of Title IX, the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership, and the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy and Spirit Programs. Each department offers programs and services for students, faculty and staff.

Diversity and Belongings Initiatives Fund 

The Division of Diversity and Belonging promotes and nurtures inclusion, empowers and supports people and builds a community where all are welcomed, valued and affirmed. Your gift to this fund will allow BGSU to continue to provide quality educational speakers, programming and presentations for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Gifts to this fund will help enhance the mission of the University by providing programs in support of diversity initiatives on-campus and in partnership with the local community of students, faculty and staff.

TRIO Programs Office

The BGSU TRIO Programs Office offers federally funded educational outreach and academic enrichment programs targeted at helping first-generation college students from families with limited income succeed. These programs provide educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances, ultimately graduating skilled and educated adults who can met the needs of a growing economy.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) promotes the values of belonging and inclusion, building a culture where students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors feel like they belong. Focusing on diversity education, LGBTQ+ programs, retention initiatives, and cultural programs, OMA offers education, programming and support in efforts to create a welcoming, socially just, inclusive campus.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center (Rainbow Fund)

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides programming, education, support and an inclusive environment for all LGBTQ+ identifying and ally BGSU community members. Support for this initiative will help to fund various gender and sexuality spectrum programs and events, the BGSU Safe Zone training series and a variety of resources, including books and media.

Center for Women and Gender Equity 

The Center for Women and Gender Equity supports students, staff, faculty and community partners of BGSU with programs, speakers and services that advance the understanding and potential for gender equity. Your gifts today will better enable the center to enhance its programming and services to the BGSU and greater community.

Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Parents

The Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Parents supports the academic achievements of undergraduate students who hold primary custodial responsibility for a minor child and/or adult child with special needs. The funds support some of the financial demands of being a parenting student.

Survivor Emergency Fund

Someone who has experienced sexual assault, dating violence or stalking should not be further burdened with financial hardships. Gifts to this fund will be utilized to assist survivors with financial needs.

Center for Violence Prevention and Education

The Center for Violence Prevention and Education is focused on fostering a culture that prioritizes consent and respect and actively responds to victims/survivors of sexual violence and dating/domestic violence. As we work to foster a community where everyone feels safe, we are initiating a campaign that will provide information, support and a list of resources at locations throughout our community. Support of this campaign will allow us to raise awareness about preventing sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Masculinities Education Network at BGSU

The Masculinities Engagement Network at BGSU is an initiative by the CWGE and CVPE to engage men - including students, faculty, and staff - as leaders in education for the entire BGSU community on gender equity, masculinity, and violence prevention.

Marvin Center for Student Leadership

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership helps students develop lifelong leadership skills, learn to lead with integrity and empower others to get involved. Support for the center ensures signature leadership training opportunities are available to help students’ network, broaden their reach, excel in their missions and create lasting positive change in the world. 

The Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy

Scholars in the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy learn and develop their leadership skills through a comprehensive leadership curriculum grounded in the ideals of servant leadership. Your support provides PLA scholars with meaningful and purposeful experiences throughout their four years as they learn and enact their leadership skills.

Dr. Julie Snyder PLA Legacy Award

The Dr. Julie Ann Snyder Legacy Award recognizes two student leaders each year who are committed to creating positive social change in their community and who, through dedication and humility, pursue personal growth and leadership opportunities. 

Johnnie L. Lewis PLA Book Scholarship

The Johnnie L. Lewis PLA Book Scholarship was established in memory of Lewis, a dedicated Falcon who courageously battled cancer until his death in 2012. The book scholarship recognizes his achievements as a scholar in the 2005 Cohort of the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy, a brother of Alpha Tau Omega and president of the Undergraduate Student Government.

Freddie and Frieda Support Fund

For more than 60 years, our mascots have represented the pride and dedication our Falcon family shares for Bowling Green State University. Freddie and Frieda Falcon have become a significant part of campus life and their impact is tremendous. In honor of BGSU One Day 2021, consider making a gift to the Freddie and Frieda Support Fund, which will support our future mascots and this great tradition at BGSU!

SICSIC

The students who serve the BGSU community through this group are dedicated and passionate Falcons. With a three-year commitment, much of their student experience happens in secret behind a mask. As we reflect back on all SICSIC has done to strengthen BGSU, the impact has been tremendous. Today, on BGSU One Day, make a gift to impact those students behind the mask!

Cheerleading & Dance Team Fund

BGSU's Cheer and Dance teams are true ambassadors of the BGSU spirit. They strive to uphold, reflect and project the goals and ideals of the University, to inspire fans through spirit, leadership and character and to strive to be the best individuals, team and Falcons as possible. 

 

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