Resources for Students of Color

As a student of color your experience at GVSU may be unique to other students. We offer a toolkit to help you in finding a strong GVSU community, supportive and encouraging online tools, and we also provide counselors who understand and identify with your racial and cultural heritage. Our office offers an African American 1st generation support group and general therapy groups which consist of safe and welcoming environments, in addition to individual counseling.

Call us at (616) 331-3266 to schedule an appointment.

 

Resource Toolkit


CLOSE TO HOME RESOURCES


Campus Offices

Diversity & Inclusion 
An office dedicated to advocating for all diverse populations on campus.
4035 Zumberge Hall, (616) 331-3296

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Call this office to get info on student groups and fun events.
1240 KC, 331-2177

The Women's Center
A supportive environment for diverse women to come together.
1201 KC, 331-2748

Student Organizations (visit the multicultural center's site for many more)

Arab Culture Club
Take a look at their Orgsync page for more info - there is an email contact on the profile.

Asian Student Union
Scroll down on their Orgsync account to contact their President for more info.

Black Student Union
Take a look at their Orgsync page for more info. They're also on Twitter & Facebook.

You Beautiful Black Woman
A GVSU student group of strong, confident and welcoming black women.

GVSU's Latino Initiative
Email the contacts listed on this website for more info or call the Office of Student Life.

Native American Student Association
Check out their Orgsync for contact info, they are also on Facebook.

The Surrounding Community

Telamon Corporation
Providing tuition assistance for farm workers and children of farm workers.

 
 
 
 
 

THE ONLINE COMMUNITY


News

The Arab American News
News & opinion geared towards the Arab American community.

Asian Nation
History and Relevant Issues for Asian Americans.

Latina Lista
News from the Latino perspective.

News One
African American community news & opinion.

Huffington Post's Black Voices
News & opinion.

Support

The Media Diversity Forum
Dedicated to seeking resources, supporting research, stimulating dialogue, sponsoring programs and sharing techniques.

 
 
 

ADVOCACY TOOLS


On Campus

GVSU's Team Against Bias
Report a bias incident and get involved in advocating for a safe & welcoming campus for all.

Tech Tools

Everyday Racism App
A free app form a nonprofit & universities in Australia which simulates everyday racism experiences. A simple & powerful advocacy tool.

National Organizations

NAACP
Legal defense & education fund civil rights human law firm.

National Urban League
A historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment.