The Office for Community Engagement fosters partnerships through which direction, alignment, and commitment emerge. Our community and university collaborations cultivate mutually beneficial opportunities that employ assets, promote collective ownership and action, generate new knowledge, and resolve community challenges. Through these partnerships, we enhance our capacity to prepare students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

For Community Partners

Community Partners

For Faculty & Staff


For Students


Engaged Department Initiative

community based teaching


Community Engagement Initiative Awards


community engagement blog


Enjoy highlights from the 2015 Partnership Showcase.


Area colleges unite for community-based learning

Find out more about how Grand Valley State University and other local institutions are working together to improve community-based learning initiatives.

Paper Tigers Panel & Discussion

paper tigers (girl)

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School. Set amidst the rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities. Click here to view the panel and discussion.