University Compliance

People & Community

Inclusion and Equity Division

Mission Statement:

"Through collaboration, consultation, and leadership with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners, the Division of Inclusion and Equity advances GVSU’s social justice framework for equity and inclusion.  The division coordinates sustainable and strategic institutional efforts to engage all members of the community while also intentionally supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented communities. The division’s work furthers the university's liberal education and student-centered mission."

Vice President's Office

GVSU Contact:

Jesse Bernal, Vice President Inclusion and Equity, x13296

Representative Compliance Areas:

The Division of Inclusion and Equity includes the divisional offices listed below.  Links to each office are available on the Inclusion and Equity homepage.  

  • Inclusion and Equity
  • Affirmative Action
  • Disability Support Resources
  • Equity, Planning, & Compliance Unit
  • Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
  • Campus Interfaith Resources
  • Social Justice Education
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Title IX Office
  • Women's Center

The Equity, Planning, & Compliance Unit oversees compliance with federal regulation and includes websites with reporting options and resources:

Contact information for Equity, Planning & Compliance Unit compliance staff:

ADA Compliance:  Kathleen VanderVeen, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Planning, and Compliance & ADA Compliance Officer, x13296

Affirmative Action:  Gary Gawel, Director, Affirmative Action & EEO and Equity Officer, x13296

Title IX:  Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator/Director, x19513







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