The ACES office and GVSU University Counseling Center strongly encourages all students to take steps to protect themselves from illness. If you suspect you may be ill with something contagious (untreated strep throat, flu or virus) with symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing, or nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, consider seeking medical treatment with your primary care provider. If you are experiencing alcohol poisoning or a drug overdose, please call 9-1-1.

For additional support, please visit: www.gvsu.edu/aces/covid19


Our Mission

Educating students to make healthy life-long decisions regarding alcohol and other drugs while shaping a community committed to reinforcing safe, smart, and responsible use.


College will allow you to have new experiences, make connections, and forge your own path. We are here to help. ACES can assist you with making informed decisions regarding alcohol and other drug use. We can also provide support for those who need help. Feel free to contact our office for more information and if you need help. 

Improving the well-being of the GVSU community: 

Our philosophy focuses on harm reduction and building awareness about making healthy and safe choices regarding alcohol and other drugs. Drinking behavior on campuses includes abstinence, safe and responsible drinking, binge drinking and dangerous drinking. The needs of Grand Valley's campus community vary greatly, our programs focus on providing a variety of quality services in three main areas:

  • Prevention & Education
  • Intervention
  • Recovery

Want to learn more about our services? Contact ACES at (616) 331-2537

be safe be smart be responsible


ACES is a program of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.