University Compliance

People & Community

Inclusion and Equity Division

"The Inclusion and Equity Division's mission is to provide a rich, inclusive, learning, and working environment that attracts, retains, and supports a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty."  Resources and materials available on Division web pages include those below.

Vice President's Office

GVSU Contact:

Jesse Bernal, Vice President Inclusion and Equity, x13296

Representative Compliance Areas:

The Division of Inclusion and Equity homepage provides easy access to information about Title IX, Affirmative Action, Inclusion Initiatives, Disability Support Resources, Intercultural Training and Strategic Implementation. 

Helpful Resources:

The "Help Me Find Information About" section at the center of the homepage makes it easy for students, faculty and staff to readily access important materials including:

  • Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault
  • Filing a Complaint
  • Title IX Information 
  • Student Accessibility Accommodations
  • Student Accessibility Housing
  • Student Accessibility Transportation
  • Discrimination Complaints
  • Bias Incident Form
  • Religious Accommodation Form
  • Disability Self-Identification Form
  • Veteran Self-Identification Form

Affirmative Action

University Compliance Network Contact:

Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action (vacant), 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 will find a variety of guidance documents:

  • Title IX and GVSU
  • EEO/AA
  • Diversity Related History and Resources
  • GVSU Policies and Procedures

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, including:

  • Brochure
  • Registering for Disability Support Resources
  • Video Tutorials
  • Forms and Procedures
  • Assistive Technology
  • Van Service
  • Learning specialist
  • Resources


Page last modified February 26, 2015