Grand Valley Police Department
Policies and Procedures
Approximately 1,960 faculty and staff and 24,400 students work and study at Grand Valley. More than 6,300 students live in housing on the Allendale campus. Students and employees have access to campus facilities. Guests are welcome on the university’s campuses. Visitors have access to buildings that are open to the public and to those in which events are scheduled.
Students may have guests visit in their room or apartment provided they have made specific arrangements with the roommate(s) and have received their permission. Visitation does not mean cohabitation and a guest’s stay should never exceed two nights in a given week. The university reserves the right to limit the frequency of guest visits. Guests must observe all university regulations and must be accompanied by his/her host at all times. The student whom the guest is staying with is responsible for any infractions or damage caused by his/her guest. Guests may also be asked to leave the community if their behavior is inappropriate.
DPS enforces laws concerning alcohol consumption and the use of controlled substances. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illegal narcotic or hallucinogenic drugs or alcohol by faculty, staff, and students on Grand Valley State University property or as a part of a university activity is specifically prohibited by Grand Valley policy and by state and federal law. Grand Valley will impose sanctions for violation of the Standards of Conduct consistent with state and federal law (see Student Code).
Any student, faculty, or staff member may report criminal incidents by calling Grand Valley’s Department of Public Safety Services at (616) 331-3255. Medical, police, and fire emergencies should be reported by calling 911. Public Safety officers are dispatched by the Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority (911) as well as through the Department of Public Safety Services office. Criminal activities may be reported anonymously to Silent Observer at 1 (877) 887 - 4536
Page last modified February 14, 2012