Bowling Green State University has two cheerleading squads: a co-ed squad and an all-female squad. The co-ed squad is composed of approximately fifteen females and twelve males, and cheers for all the football games and select men's and women's basketball games. The co-ed squad also travels and competes at UCA Nationals in Orlando, Fl. The all-female squad is composed of approximately twenty females and cheers for home football games and select men's and women's basketball games.
The BGSU cheerleading program is a student activity. As a student activity, its first and foremost responsibility to the student is to support and not to compromise the student's academic career. Secondly, the program should aid in developing the student participant into a responsible, mature and independent adult. Specifically, the program is a means of improving the student's mental and physical well-being.
The primary purpose of the cheerleader is to be a member of the team, which has as its goal the support of intercollegiate athletics and BGSU. That support is directed into three major areas, as follows:
- to lead the cheers; to raise the level of fan support for intercollegiate athletics; to lead in positive vocal support for the team; to solicit that support from Bowling Green fans and to project that support to the University and its teams
- to participate in the athletic activity known as cheerleading by performing gymnastics, partner stunts, motions, pyramids, dance movements; to perfect this athletic activity for keeping the crowd attention/direction focused on the field/floor where the intercollegiate activity is taking place, and for entertainment and competitive purposes; and
- to serve as public relations ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and Bowling Green State University; to uphold, reflect and project the goals and ideals of the University; to appear at University activities, functions and programs, at charitable and public causes (not commercial/business purposes) to promote intercollegiate athletics and the University.