Community Engagement

Outreach and Partnerships

As the Carnegie Foundation Classification describes, Outreach and Partnerships are defined as:

Outreach focuses on the application and provision of institutional resources for community use with benefits to both campus and community.

Partnerships focus on collaborative interactions with community and related scholarship for the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration, and application of knowledge, information and resources (research, capacity building, economic development, etc.)

Some examples of Outreach and/or Partnerships at Grand Valley include:

Program Description and/or Link Primary Partner Primary Community
Calling All Colors Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance Lakeshore
LEAD: Let Education Answer Dreams Muskegon Community Foundation Muskegon
Safety Training MIOSHA Holland
Rachel Simmons Bullying Program West Middle School Holland
Walk for Warmth 2008 Community Action Agency Holland
Community Outreach Week (April) GVSU Community Service Learning Center West Michigan
GVSU Departments & Examples of Outreach:
Advising Resources & Special Programs Modern Languages & Literature  
Annis Water Resource Institute Dept of Physics  
Anthropology Dept School of Engineering  
Campus Recreation Student Life  
College of Education Women's Center
Continuing Education  

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