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:
- 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
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Phone: (616) 331-2177