If you could describe Student Senate in one word what would it be? We decided to ask this to our Senators of the 2015/2016 Senate. These were their answers, what will be yours?

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Nominate an individual for one of our Presidents' Ball awards!

The Student Award for Faculty Excellence is presented to a faculty member who goes above and beyond for their students.  They are remarkable educators inside and outside of their classrooms, encouraging their students to influence lives, professions, and societies. They engage their students, invest in their students’ success, and strive to have a positive influence on all of the students they meet.

S.A.F.E. Award 2018

The Laker of the Year award is representative of a faculty, staff, or a community member who truly embraces the values of Grand Valley State University.  They contribute their time and talents to build the community of Grand Valley and to help the university grow. The award is given to someone who is admirable in excellence, integrity, inquiry, inclusiveness, community, sustainability, and innovation. For their contributions and Laker pride year-round, they are recognized as Laker of the Year.

Laker of the Year 2018

Student Senate's Cabinet will be reviewing all submissions and narrowing the list down to a top 5. The top 5 will then be voted on by Student Senate on November 30. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Ziegenfelder (ziegenfd@mail.gvsu.edu).

Seeking resources to discuss politics and current issues? Check out the link below to serve as your one-stop-shop featuring statements that President Haas has said this year, resources for students to be politically engaged, upcoming programs, and more!


What is Student Senate?

As the official student government, Grand Valley State University's Student Senate works to ensure that the voice of the students is continually heard by the University.

The Student Senate is comprised of 50 students who each serve on one of seven different committees. These seven committees work to enhance student life, academics, and the overall student experience at Grand Valley. Click through the navigation at the top of the page to learn more about each committee.

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Join us at General Assembly!

General Assembly meetings of the Senate occur every Thursday of the fall and winter semesters at 4:30pm. Most are held in the Pere Marquette room of the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. Check here for a detailed schedule and more information.


Nominate an individual for Student Senate!

If you think you know a student who would be a good individual for Student Senate, please fill out this form

Not a Senator? Not a problem! Feel free to explore our site to see what other ways you can be involved with Student Senate! Also, be sure to join us every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Pere Marquette (Kirkhof 2204) for our General Assembly meetings! Public comment is appreciated and encouraged at our weekly General Assembly meetings.

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GVNow News

Grand Valley basketball teams play at DeltaPlex tonight, also on ESPN3

January 18, 2018

Grand Valley's basketball teams will take on opponents from Lake Superior State Univ. on Jan. 18.

Alumna spreads Laker Effect around the world by ice skating for Disney on Ice

January 16, 2018

Shanda DeWitt, '11, currently portrays Elsa from Disney's "Frozen."

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