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 and the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership. Each department offers programs and services for students, faculty and staff.
Diversity and Belonging is also home to a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives including but not limited to the Diversity and Belonging Council, the Student Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (SACODI), Beyond the Dream in partnership with the work of many areas, and Affinity and University Resource Groups.
C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership – The newest addition to the Division of Diversity and Belonging, the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership, will guide, engage and teach students to not only become servant leaders but how to utilize their voices and platforms to lead in a 21st century democracy.
Center for Women and Gender Equity - The Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE) support students, staff, faculty and community partners of BGSU with programs and services that advance the understanding and potential for gender equity. Also supported by this fund, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education (CVPE) seeks to foster a culture that prioritizes consent and respect and actively responds to victims/survivors of sexual violence and dating/domestic violence. The CVPE works to engage students, faculty, staff and community partners to create an environment where violence of any kind will not be tolerated.
Diversity and Belonging Fund - The Division of Diversity and Belonging offers workshops and presentations focused on fostering an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, empowers and supports people, and builds up a community where all are welcomed, valued and affirmed. Your gift to this fund will allow BGSU to provide continued diverse education for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community, as well as support the annual Beyond the Dream series.
Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Parents - In honor of Betty’s continued efforts to promote gender equity in education, the Elizabeth M. Boyer Award was established to support the academic achievement of student parents at BGSU. The Boyer Award aims to assist in meeting some of the financial demands of being a parenting student.
LGBTQ+ Programs - 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.
Office of Multicultural Affairs - The 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.
Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy - PLA is a four-year leadership development and scholarship program that engages scholars in classes, workshops, experiential learning and community service activities.
TRIO Programs - The TRIO Programs Office at BGSU is comprised of four federally funded educational outreach and academic enrichment programs designed to motivate and assist students to enroll and succeed in higher education. Our target populations are first-generation college students who come from families with limited income.
If you do not see the Division of Diversity and Belonging fund you would like to support on this page, you can make a gift here.