Laker Familia

Grand Valley State University’s Laker Familia is a network of students who self-identify as Latino/Hispanic. With the assistance of faculty and staff, students are exposed to a variety of academic, professional, social, and cultural activities. Laker Familia operates under four primary pillars:

  • Mentorship
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Service

The program is specifically designed to introduce students to resources that will support their academic, cultural, and emotional well-being. Laker Familia promotes and facilitates meaningful interactions between students and mentors with the goal of improving academic success, retention, and graduation.

*Laker Familia is open to all GVSU community members and mentorship pairings are based on student preference that take into consideration a variety of factors.

Laker Familia Program Coordinator

Adriana Almanza
Assistant Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Phone: (616) 331-2177

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Page last modified September 13, 2017