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Guidance and Support

If you have experienced a Bias Related Incident or have questions or concerns, the following offices are resources that can provide you guidance and support.

At the Allendale Campus:

Grand Valley Police Department (616) 331-3255 (Available 24/7)
Division of Inclusion and Equity (616) 331-3296
Title IX Office (616) 331-9530
Affirmative Action Office (616) 331-2242
University Counseling Center (616) 331-3266
Dean of Students Office (616) 331-2490
Disability Support Resources (616) 331-3588
Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center (616) 331-2530
Housing and Residence Life (616) 331-2120
Human Resources (616) 331-2215
Office of Multicultural Affairs (616) 331-2177
Women's Center (616) 331-2748

At the Pew Grand Rapids Campus Pew Campus Security (616) 331-6677 (Available 24/7)
Pew Student Services (616) 331-7188

At the Regional Centers Meijer Campus in Holland (616) 394-4848
Traverse City (231) 995-1785
Muskegon (231) 777-0505

Commitment to Inclusion and Equity and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

As adopted by the Board of Trustees, in Administrative Manual Chapter 1, Grand Valley State University is committed to inclusion and equity, and strives to establish a climate that welcomes and affirms the contributions of all students and employees. The University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University strives to provide all members of its community an inclusive environment and equitable opportunities for success.

The University is also committed to maintaining a climate conducive to an educational, living, and employment environment that is free from unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination, as well as those defined by this policy. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. It is neither the purpose nor intent of this policy to infringe on the First Amendment or academic freedom as defined by the University.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University.

Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking.

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Page last modified August 25, 2016