University Compliance

"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)

From the GVSU Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015:

GOAL FOUR:  Regular and rigorous assessment results inform decision-making at Grand Valley.

Objective 4.8:  Through 2015, provide an annual Grand Valley State University Accountability Report to university constituent groups.

Objective 4.9:  Through 2015, provide an annual Dashboard Report to internal university constituent groups.

GOAL SEVEN:  Grand Valley's stakeholders are aware of and supportive of the university's financial decisions.

Objective 7.1:  Annually, the university maintains and monitors its practices to reduce its overall exposure to business and catastrophic risks at acceptable levels.

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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