Parent Programming

New Parents


Parenting Policy

Looking for Support, Advice, or Fun Activities? GVSU WorkLife partners with multiple on and off campus resources to provide you and your family with the resources you need. Whether you are a mom looking for camaraderie in working women, a dad looking to kick back and exchange parenting stories with other dads, or in search of fun activities to do with your children, we hope you find what you're looking for here!

What Mommies Do Best

Date: Third Tuesday of every month

Time: 12:00-1:00PM

Location: James H. Zumberge Hall 1012

Working mothers today confront not only conflicting demands on their time and energy, but also conflicting ideas about how they are to behave: they must be nurturing and unselfish while engaged in child rearing, but competitive and ambitious at work. Meet with other GVSU Moms around interesting topics of discussion to both young moms and more experienced moms. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome. This program is co-sponsored by GVSU Women's Center and GVSU Women's Commission. To register contact Sue Sloop at

What Daddies Do Best

Date: September 11, October 30, December 11

Time: 12:00-1:00PM

Location: Russel H. Kirkhof Center 2264

When do guys get the chance to meet and talk about being a dad? Here it is! Join us for interesting and lively dialogue between GVSU dads of young children. Lunch provided. Check the Events Calendar for updated dates. Registration can be found on Seminar.
Facilitated by: Sharalle Arnold, GVSU Childrens Enrichment Center & Sue Sloop, GVSU Work Life Connections Program

Summer Camps

Summer camp options. You will find a listing of day camps, residential camps, art programs, science programs, athletic camps, and much more! You can also contact Encompass to help you find summer care options for your child.

Family Fitness Discounts

Grab the family and head to one of these fitness centers nearest you and receive a discount just for being a GVSU faculty/staff member!