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Laker Familia

Grand Valley State University’s Laker Familia, working as a student-led group with faculty input, is an organizational body dedicated to aiding Latin@ students succeed at GVSU from the first day of the orientation process to the date of graduation. We strive to make the community here at GVSU more accepting for Latin@ students and to help them achieve to their highest professional and academic potential.

Laker Familia is an orientation and mentorship program specifically designed to introduce Latino students to GVSU's faculty, staff, and to resources and services that will support your academic, cultural, and emotional well-being. Laker Familia promotes and facilitates meaningful interactions between Latino/a students and mentors with the goal of improving academic success, retention, and graduation.

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Laker Familia Program Coordinator

Santiago Gayton
Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator
Office of Student Life
Phone: (616) 331-2345

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