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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

For new student orientation visit