Office of Student Life

Welcome to Campus Life


The Office of Student Life coexists as an integral part of the education process at Bowie State University.  Our primary focus is to provide high quality programs and activities that compliment the in-class experiences of all students.  It is our belief that these programs must be intentional in an effort to connect the students to the University as well as foster student involvement and retention.  We are grounded in student development theory and use this as a basis to assist students in achieving their educational goals.  We are committed to providing students with opportunities to learn in non-traditional ways that aid in their social, physical, intellectual, career, educational, and spiritual growth and development, while supporting the traditional education that is learned in the classroom.


The Office of Student Life at BSU offers leadership programs throughout the academic year.  Leadership at BSU helps students understand their individual leadership styles, and foster life competencies to serve a socially-just global community.  BSU offers opportunities to meet to other students, learn about leadership development, shape our experiences and the experiences of others, and have fun while doing it.


It is the practice of Student Life to value diversity in everything we do.  We strongly support the University’s policy, which states that we shall not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, or national original origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or veteran status.  In addition, the Office of Student Life will assist students in developing tolerance for issues concerning diversity in an attempt to create a community where every-one is celebrated.

Campus Programs & Student Activities

The Bowie State University Office of Student Life is part of the dynamic student services team in Student Affairs.  We primarily provide activities and programs that complement students’ academic experience.  Programs include, but are limited to, lectures, speakers, panel discussions, cultural fairs and festivals, awareness days and concerts.

We are responsible for the coordination and implementation of Leadership Programs, Intramurals and Recreational Sports Programs, Commuter Affairs and Community Service, and New Student Orientation.  Our office prides itself in being able to work directly with the students of Bowie State University.

This office advises the Student Government Association, which is the voice for all undergraduate students, clubs, and organizations.

It is our belief that all students must be actively involved in campus life in order to get the full benefit of the college experience.  Student involvement should be meaningful and should provide student’s opportunities to grow, develop, and express themselves.

In other words, we want to make sure that you have FUN at Bowie State University?

For more information about campus events and activities contact the Office of Student Life at 301-860-3835

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Statement on Greek Groups

WARNING: Some organizations that were once recognized fraternities or sororities at Bowie State University may attempt to continue to operate despite having lost recognition from the University. Any operation of these groups is considered underground activity, is against university policy, and is not sanctioned by the Office of Greek Life. Therefore, students should carefully consider their potential student conduct record before associating with an unrecognized group.

These organizations have had their recognition revoked by the institution for various reasons, including such things as hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, and failure to comply with University policies and expectations. These organizations have in almost all cases also had been place on probation or had their charter suspended or revoked by the Office of Greek Life or their inter/national organization because they were not upholding values and were engaging in risky behaviors that endangered the members and other students.  The following groups have been placed on a cease and desist order, placed on probation or have lost recognition in recent years:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Cease and Desist)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (On probation)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (On Probation)
  • Iota Phi Theta (On Probation)

Please contact the Office of Greek Life (301.860.3837) if you have any questions about whether or not the group you want to join is recognized or if you would like more information.