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Are you dreading finals? Feel like you can’t think anymore because your head is full of new information that you should’ve learned two months ago? Come relax and de-stress for awhile with Exam Cram!

Learn more about Exam Cram! 

December 5, 2017


The MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is part of a national day of service and is a GREAT opportunity to get a few service hours in and gain awareness of your community! 

Learn about getting involved on MLK Day! 

December 5, 2017


Anya Ward

We make it really easy for you to recognize these amazing individuals. If you know an awesome student leader, nominate them for I Am Grand Valley to recognize their hard work.

Check out this article about Leaders on campus! 

November 28, 2017


Presenter at Leadership Summit

We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the 21st Leadership Summit at Grand Valley State University by submitting a proposal to present! We are seeking speakers with fresh perspectives on leadership across a wide variety of topic areas to give presentations at the summit. 

Share your knowledge at Leadership Summit!

November 28, 2017


How to Host a Friendsgiving

Have a group of friends who mean a lot to you? Tell them that over a festive Friendsgiving! Don’t know where to start when hosting a Friendsgiving? We got your back!

Check out this article about Friendsgiving!

November 14, 2017


Investigating the CJSA

In the second week of Student Organization Showcase, we investigated (pun definitely intended) the Criminal Justice Student Association. These students come from all different disciplines, but they all have one thing in common: a love for the study of Criminal Justice.

Learn more about Criminal Justice Student Association!

November 14, 2017


Do You Know a Student Leader?

"I Am Grand Valley" is an annual leadership recognition program in its 14th year at Grand Valley. Each year, more and more students are celebrated for their leadership achievements in  the Grand Valley community. Last year, we had 1400 nominations! Help us recognize and appreciate even more students this year and nominate up to 10 student leaders now! Nominations are being accepted here until November 30!

Read more about Kevin Chui!

November 14, 2017


Get Into the GrooVe!

In our first Student Organization Showcase, we chose to shine a bright light on GrooVe!  They have been around since 2009, making them one of the longer standing organizations at GVSU. They perform on campus, in Grand Rapids, and all over Michigan, singing and jamming their way around the state. Their goal is to always do their best, but at their core, they describe themselves as a group focused on doing what they love: making music.

Find out more about GrooVe!

November 7, 2017


Are you Grand Valley?

"I Am Grand Valley" is a leadership program that recognizes GVSU student leaders. Read about one of those outstanding Lakers: Marisa Kahnt. We limit the number of nominations to 10 students per nominator; we ask that you choose the leaders who have stepped up and stand out to you. Nominations are being accepted here until November 30! 

Learn more about Marisa Kahnt!

November 7, 2017


What to do in West Michigan on Fall Weekends

Trying to figure out what to do on the weekends this fall? West Michigan is the perfect place to enjoy vibrant fall colors, autumn scents, and outdoor activities. Here are some fun ideas to get you started!

Learn about fun activities in West Michigan!

October  31, 2017


Blood Drives: A Tale of Two Vampires and a Food Truck

If two vampires emerge from the Ravines and ask you where the best place to eat on campus is, what would you tell them? Remember: the one thing they need to sustain themselves is the same thing we need too!

Learn more about blood drives

October 31, 2017

 


From College to Careers

Building a resume or presenting your past involvement isn’t limited to just the “official” jobs you’ve done, there’s a wide variety of opportunities which are available both on and off campus  that can be valuable to include in your resume when pursuing a career. Student organizations can be sources of leadership positions, skills training, personal & professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Here's how to share your involvement with employers!

October 24, 2017


What You Need to Know about Homecoming 2017

Here at the Valley, Homecoming is a week-long competition between different organizations. Homecoming is a great fall tradition and a fun way to learn more about your campus and get connected. There is something for everyone!

Learn more about Homecoming!

October 17, 2017


Bored? Start a Student Org!

Student organizations can be a great way to help your community, network with others in your academic or professional area, get more involved with a hobby or other interest of yours, or even just as a way to make friends on campus. If you’re interested in starting a student organization, here’s how!

Learn more about Student Organizations! 

October 10, 2017


5 Things that’ll Make You go MADD for Make A Difference Day

Each fall the CSLC hosts Make A Difference Day, partnering with 15 different local nonprofit organizations, accommodating more than 300 students!

Here are 5 things that will make you go MADD for MADD!

October 3, 2017


People on campus

Develop Your Leadership Skills as an Organization

Shift the focus from weaknesses to a focus on what your student organization does well. Learn how to apply your team’s strengths to accomplish goals throughout the year. Attend our workshop on October 20th at 3 p.m. with at least 3 other members from your organization and dive into your strengths together!

Learn more about the workshop!

October 3, 2017


Battle of the Valleys

Battle of the Valleys (BOV) is an annual fundraiser between Grand Valley and Saginaw Valley State University. Started in 2003, this year marks the 15th competition. Donate today!

Learn more about Battle of the Valleys

September 26, 2017


How to Create the World You Want to Live In

GVSU’s Community Service Learning Center has created the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) initiative to help students think more broadly about the impact we can have on our society.

Learn more about the CLDE initiative

September 26, 2017


ArtPrize 101

ArtPrize is going on right now and runs until October 8.  Ride the Rapid downtown for FREE to enjoy all the venues and outdoor pieces. Don’t miss the biggest fall event in downtown Grand Rapids!

Learn more about ArtPrize Nine

September 26, 2017


Calling all First Year Leaders

First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE) is an annual leadership program offered by Student Life to empower emerging leaders! The experience engages participants in interactive discussion and activities, connects students to leadership opportunities across campus, and promotes personal philosophy-building of leadership. 

Learn more about First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE)

September 19, 2017


Top 5 Things to Do at Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for Lakers and their friends, family, and other loved ones to experience a Grand Valley weekend. 

Learn more about the Top 5 Family Weekend Activites

September 19, 2017


Funding 101

If your student organization needs additional funding, Student Senate has you covered. Their simple process for funding requests is open to all registered student organizations—just another reason to renew your organization’s account on OrgSync! It’s a great way to expand the capabilities of your organization.

Learn more about the funding process!

September 19, 2017


Non-Profit Volunteer & Internship Fair

The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair will have over 70 local, nonprofit organizations on campus this Thursday on the Kirkhof Lawn from 1-3 p.m.

Learn more about the Non-Profit Volunteer & Internship Fair

September 14, 2017


GR101: Get To Know Your City

Whether you’re new to the west side of Michigan or have been around for a while, get to know Grand Rapids better with GR101 College Week and enjoy special events and discounts!

Learn more about GR101

September 12, 2017


5 Reasons to Go Greek

With recruitment happening next week, we’d like to give a shout-out to our Vice President of Recruitment, Jordan Sheatzley. She’s giving us her Top 5 Reasons to Go Greek and encourages you to sign up for Panhellenic Recruitment before Friday, September 15!

Learn more about Going Greek

September 12, 2017


Finding Your Strengths

Shift your focus from what you need to improve, and find out how to Become More through investing in your strengths!

Learn more about Finding Your Strengths

September 12, 2017


Campus Life Night

What to Expect: Campus Life Night

Every year on the Tuesday after Labor Day campus is bursting with energy. Over 400+ student organizations, tons of local businesses, nonprofits and various departments join Student Life providing endless opportunities to get involved.

Learn about what to expect at Campus Life Night

August 31, 2017


Become More

What to Expect: Transitions

This first week is crucial to making your time at Grand Valley awesome. It can get a little overwhelming but remember - everyone has gone through it!

Learn more about the top 5 tips for Transitions!

August 31, 2017



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