FAQ's

If your question isn't answered here, please e-mail iamgv@gvsu.edu

What is "I am Grand Valley"?
"I am Grand Valley" is a leadership recognition program for GVSU students. The program recognizes student leaders who are the essential elements of the University community, including student employees, leaders in student organizations, resident assistants, students that excel in the classroom, and so on. Every year, students, faculty and staff are asked to nominate students who they feel display and utilize strong leadership skills that contribute to the campus and beyond.


What else does the campaign entail?
The first Wednesday of every month is "I am Grand Valley" day, on which students are encouraged to wear their shirts, stickers and buttons. In January, there will be an "I am Grand Valley" calendar of leadership related events open to all students called Campus Leadership Week. This year, Campus Leadership Week will take place January 12 - January 17, 2015.  If you have an event that you would like included in the "I am Grand Valley" campaign, please e-mail iamgv@gvsu.edu.

How are nominated students recognized?
Nominated students are recognized throughout the semester on "I am Grand Valley" days, and will be recognized with an "I am Grand Valley" shirt and certificate on January 14, 2015 in the Kirkhof's Grand River Room at the I am Grand Valley Leadership Reception.

Why wasn't my nominee listed on the Lanthorn Ad?
All nominees received an email automatically sent to the email address provided by the nominator which included an email invitation to attend the I am Grand Valley Leadership Reception.  Nominees were required to respond to indicate whether they could attend the reception or not.  Any student that did NOT RSVP for the event would not have been noted in the Lanthorn.

What if my nominee does not attend classes or reside near the Allendale campus?
Students who attend class at any of the GVSU campuses are eligible to receive recognition through I am Grand Valley, however only one reception is held on the Allendale campus.  Students who are unable to attend the reception in Allendale should respond to the invitation (which they will receive automatically after their nominator submits their nomination).  Students can contact the I am Grand Valley Student Assistant to make arrangements to pick
up their certificate and t-shirt at the GVSU campus that they attend.

What if I never picked up my certificate for my nomination in 2013-2014?
If you RSVPed for the reception for January 2014 but for some reason did not attend, your certificate may still be available in the Office of Student Life.  Arrangements to pick them up can be made with iamgv@gvsu.edu.  T-shirts are no longer available.

Additional Nomination FAQ

Page last modified April 7, 2014