University Compliance

People & Community

Inclusion and Equity Division

"The mission of the Inclusion and Equity Division is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of a university-wide integrated approach to enhancing diversity awareness and intercultural competency for students, faculty and staff."  Inclusion and Equity resources include those listed below.

Affirmative Action

University Compliance Network Contact:

Dwight Hamilton, Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action & Title IX Coordinator, x12242

Representative Compliance Areas:

Inclusion and equity, equal opportunity, affirmative action, recruitment resources, discrimination, anti-harassment policy, protocol for bias incidents, complaint resolution.

Helpful Resources:

Visitors to the Affirmative Action website are welcomed with a reminder of our commitment to creating an inclusive, equitable and ethical community:  "Grand Valley State University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and multiculturalism both in spirit and according to related laws and regulations."  The website provides information about available  people and resources:


Disability Support Resources

University Compliance Network Contact:

Kathleen VanderVeen, Assistant Vice President for Inclusion Planning & Director for Disability Support Resources, x12490

Representative Compliance Areas:

ADA regulatory compliance, facility accessibility, student accommodations, equal educational access, required recordkeeping, workplace accommodations.

Helpful Resources:

Disability Support Resources serves faculty, staff and students by striving to "provide support services and accommodations that enhance the environment for people with disabilities, and to help educate the university community on disability related issues."  Many resources are published on the Disability Support Resources website:

Vice President's Office

GVSU Contact:

Wendy Wenner, Acting Vice President Inclusion and Equity, x13296

Representative Compliance Areas:

Refer to Affirmative Action and Disability Support Services above, intercultural awareness and competency, bias incident policy and reporting, training. 

Helpful Resources:

Additional materials available via the Inclusion and Equity website:


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