Grand Valley State University strives to provide a safe and healthy environment where all students can successfully learn and grow. In the Dean of Students Office, our goal is to help students develop a greater sense of self-awareness and to provide support on their paths toward becoming engaged and productive global citizens.
We recognize that issues may arise when students make choices that conflict with the values and policies of the University. We work with students to address these issues, while focusing on what may be causing the behavior. We focus on informing students about all aspects of the conduct process, while ensuring fair treatment of everyone involved.
In addition to working with student conduct, the Dean of Students Office also coordinates intervention and support for students who may be struggling on campus. In some cases, students might be confronting certain issues for the first time, while for others these issues may be ongoing. We focus on helping these students to get connected with campus resources and we provide outreach and follow-up to support student success.
The Dean of Students Office serves as a resource for the campus community - students, faculty, and staff.