University Compliance

"Grand Valley State University values honesty, fairness, and openness in its actions, transactions, and communications...The value we place on integrity underscores our intention to be trustworthy, dependable, and adhere to legal and regulatory requirements; we aspire to set an example for others in our words and actions...As members of the Grand Valley community we hold ourselves accountable to each other, the institution, and the broader public that we serve."

Grand Valley Strategic Plan 2016-2021 (Board of Trustees Endorsed April 24, 2015)

"The Grand Valley State University compliance function helps us continue exercising our institutional commitment to acting with integrity, communicating openly and honestly, operating transparently and accepting responsibility for our words and actions."

GVSU President Thomas J. Haas (Forum, January 17, 2011)


Grand Valley State University operates within an extensive and ever-changing framework of hundreds of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations.  "Compliance" means successfully meeting our responsibility not only to abide by applicable legal requirements, but by expectations we set for ourselves through university planning and policies.  Acting in accordance with laws and policies is not only the right thing to do; failure to do so may pose a significant risk to our ability to fulfill the institutional mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.  Compliance therefore remains an essential and challenging endeavor that requires the combined effort of dedicated administrators, faculty, staff and students.  It is everyone's responsibility.

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