Alumni Relations strives to provide Grand Valley alumni with a sense of community and pride, as well as lifelong learning opportunities. We do this by working with campus partners to engage alumni with student support activities, social and professional development events, communications, ways to give, and academic resources.

Below are resources for your use. Please contact us with any questions: alumni@gvsu.edu or 1-3590.


Campus Partners for Alumni Engagement Meetings + Collaboration

<p style=""> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=2E7EC31F-E214-EED5-746CB51789826403">June 2021 Meeting</a></p> <p style="">A group of faculty and staff members meeting to learn, share, brainstorm, and collaborate on ways we can support and engage our alumni family.</p>

June 2021 Meeting

A group of faculty and staff members meeting to learn, share, brainstorm, and collaborate on ways we can support and engage our alumni family.

<p style=""> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=030381E8-BDDC-912C-09A40F3D88FD256A">Communications Database</a></p> <p style="">Manage a newsletter or social media accounts? Let us know! Gaining a better understanding of how GV alumni are being reached digitally will help us all craft better communications plans.</p>

Communications Database

Manage a newsletter or social media accounts? Let us know! Gaining a better understanding of how GV alumni are being reached digitally will help us all craft better communications plans.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=2EFCDE72-C720-A0AC-977DE60A61C9AEC4">Digital Dialogue Faculty/Staff Speakers</a></p> <p style="">We are seeking faculty and staff members to host conversations with 10-15 alumni on a variety of different topics.</p>

Digital Dialogue Faculty/Staff Speakers

We are seeking faculty and staff members to host conversations with 10-15 alumni on a variety of different topics.


Event & Classroom Support

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=3253461C-C95D-3D52-104E9903AC517A17">Promotion Form</a></p> <p style="">If your event is not on the main GVSU Events calendar and you'd like Alumni Relations to add it to our calendar, use this form.</p>

Promotion Form

If your event is not on the main GVSU Events calendar and you'd like Alumni Relations to add it to our calendar, use this form.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=F0E8DE40-FF15-864A-9ED0AA4C6B54FD38">File and List Request Form</a></p> <p style="">To request alumni data.</p>

File and List Request Form

To request alumni data.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=5B9F42FD-C489-D932-EB73B99D1F66F44F">Alumni Speaker Gift Request</a></p> <p style="">Let us know if alumni spoke at your event or in your classroom and we'll provide a gift to give them!</p>

Alumni Speaker Gift Request

Let us know if alumni spoke at your event or in your classroom and we'll provide a gift to give them!


Communications

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/webteam/emma-tutorial-47.htm" target="_blank">Emma</a></p> <p style="">Emma is the email marketing software to assist departments/offices with the creation and sending of email campaigns. Find more resources here.</p>

Emma

Emma is the email marketing software to assist departments/offices with the creation and sending of email campaigns. Find more resources here.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/identity/" target="_blank">GVSU Identity Standards</a></p> <p style="">Institutional Marketing provides tools to assist all those who create or disseminate materials.</p>

GVSU Identity Standards

Institutional Marketing provides tools to assist all those who create or disseminate materials.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/identity/writing-standards.htm?search=alumni&categoryFilter=&typeFilter=" target="_blank">Alumni Identity Standards</a></p> <p style="">Trying to remember which way does the apostrophe go before the graduation year?</p>

Alumni Identity Standards

Trying to remember which way does the apostrophe go before the graduation year?

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/webteam/" target="_blank">Web Team</a></p> <p style="">Need help working in CMS? You'll find many resources here!</p>

Web Team

Need help working in CMS? You'll find many resources here!

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/s/" target="_blank">Short URL Creator</a></p> <p style="">Want to create a pretty snazzy URL with fun statistics? Well, we want you to as well! Just go ahead and login above to get started.</p>

Short URL Creator

Want to create a pretty snazzy URL with fun statistics? Well, we want you to as well! Just go ahead and login above to get started.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/ucomm/university-communications-photography-54.htm" target="_blank">University Photography</a></p> <p style="">The University Communications photography team is happy to assist you with your various photography needs.</p>

University Photography

The University Communications photography team is happy to assist you with your various photography needs.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/ucomm/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=BB1B798F-B093-5D17-AE8E79ACA045C687" target="_blank">University Video Services</a></p> <p style="">Please use this form to request event videography as well as to submit requests for videos to be produced by University Communications.</p>

University Video Services

Please use this form to request event videography as well as to submit requests for videos to be produced by University Communications.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/promotions/" target="_blank">Promotions</a></p> <p style="">The Promotions Office offers many services including design and print, photography, video, advertising, social media, and more!</p>

Promotions

The Promotions Office offers many services including design and print, photography, video, advertising, social media, and more!

<p style=""> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/ucomm/our-staff-4.htm" target="_blank">Beat Reporters</a><br> Did you know that University Communications has beat reporters who cover all areas of the university? Find out who your beat reporter is and help supply them with story content. </p>

Beat Reporters
Did you know that University Communications has beat reporters who cover all areas of the university? Find out who your beat reporter is and help supply them with story content. 

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/alumni-e-newsletter-19.htm" target="_blank">Alumni Relations E-news Archive </a></p> <p style="">Use Alumni Relations E-newsletter stories for content or design ideas in your newsletter.</p> <p> </p>

Alumni Relations E-news Archive 

Use Alumni Relations E-newsletter stories for content or design ideas in your newsletter.

 

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/gvmagazine/" target="_blank">Grand Valley Magazine</a></p> <p style="">A quarterly publication full of content for your newsletter, the Grand Valley Magazine features stories, campus news, alumni profiles and engaging photographs, bringing campus stories to life.</p>

Grand Valley Magazine

A quarterly publication full of content for your newsletter, the Grand Valley Magazine features stories, campus news, alumni profiles and engaging photographs, bringing campus stories to life.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/horizons-78.htm" target="_blank">Horizons Archive</a></p> <p style="">The GVU Foundation's newsletter reports on new directions and developments at Grand Valley. It is oriented to supporters and friends of the university.</p>

Horizons Archive

The GVU Foundation's newsletter reports on new directions and developments at Grand Valley. It is oriented to supporters and friends of the university.


Social Media

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/socialmedia/" target="_blank">Social Media @ GVSU</a></p> <p style="">Social media is a powerful communications tool. Visit this page and contact the GVSU Social team for guidance. </p>

Social Media @ GVSU

Social media is a powerful communications tool. Visit this page and contact the GVSU Social team for guidance. 

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="social-media-81.htm">Social Media @ Alumni</a></p> <p style="">Share specific Alumni Relations messages and tag us in your posts, so we can share the love, too!</p>

Social Media @ Alumni

Share specific Alumni Relations messages and tag us in your posts, so we can share the love, too!

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/251510478242473" target="_blank">GVSU Social Media Admins</a></p> <p style="">A community for GVSU social media admins/managers to ask questions, share ideas and talk about trends and best practices.</p>

GVSU Social Media Admins

A community for GVSU social media admins/managers to ask questions, share ideas and talk about trends and best practices.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/87008h23ciyqqoa/AADaTjvmCLuET0TRZHcE6Q9fa?dl=0" target="_blank">Dropbox Assets Folder</a></p> <p style="">This folder will continue to be updated with graphics for you to share on social media and in other promotions.</p>

Dropbox Assets Folder

This folder will continue to be updated with graphics for you to share on social media and in other promotions.


Webpages to Share with Alumni

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="cms-form-edit.htm?formId=A42A511D-91E1-B446-4425998B16BA8D44">Information Update Form</a></p> <p style="">To share with alumni so they can update their information with Alumni Relations.<br> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/update" target="_blank">gvsu.edu/alumni/update</a> </p>

Information Update Form

To share with alumni so they can update their information with Alumni Relations.
gvsu.edu/alumni/update

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/volunteerinterest" target="_self">Volunteer Interest Form</a></p> <p style="">Alumni have amazing stories and advice to share with students. They can sign up here to let us know of their interest.<br> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/volunteerinterest">gvsu.edu/alumni/volunteerinterest</a> </p>

Volunteer Interest Form

Alumni have amazing stories and advice to share with students. They can sign up here to let us know of their interest.
gvsu.edu/alumni/volunteerinterest

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/5q">Alumni in 5</a></p> <p>Alumni in 5 spotlights our outstanding alumni and the impact GV had on their lives. This form allows alumni to share their stories. <a class="btn-block " href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/5q">gvsu.edu/alumni/5q</a></p>

Alumni in 5

Alumni in 5 spotlights our outstanding alumni and the impact GV had on their lives. This form allows alumni to share their stories. gvsu.edu/alumni/5q

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/business">Alumni Owned Business</a></p> <p style="">A directory intended to highlight and support the extraordinary accomplishments of our Alumni Owned Businesses. <br> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/business">gvsu.edu/alumni/business</a> </p>

Alumni Owned Business

A directory intended to highlight and support the extraordinary accomplishments of our Alumni Owned Businesses. 
gvsu.edu/alumni/business

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/careers/alumni-247.htm" target="_blank">Career Center</a></p> <p style="">Whether alumni are looking to explore career options, advance in their current job, or make a career pivot, the Career Center has resources for them. <a href="https://www.gvsu.edu/careers/alumni-247.htm" target="_blank">gvsu.edu/careers/alumni</a></p>

Career Center

Whether alumni are looking to explore career options, advance in their current job, or make a career pivot, the Career Center has resources for them. gvsu.edu/careers/alumni

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/advance/" target="_blank">Advance</a></p> <p style="">What’s next is changing daily and GVSU is making sure our alumni can move forward supported by options and opportunity.<br> <a href="https://www.gvsu.edu/advance/" target="_blank">gvsu.edu/advance</a> </p>

Advance

What’s next is changing daily and GVSU is making sure our alumni can move forward supported by options and opportunity.
gvsu.edu/advance

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/jbm7ic/f0m1gx/7551nn" target="_blank">Laker Lifetime Learning</a></p> <p style="">The hallmark of the university's new Laker Lifetime Learning commitment is $1,000 for alumni to use on future classes.<br> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/l3" target="_blank">gvsu.edu/l3</a> </p>

Laker Lifetime Learning

The hallmark of the university's new Laker Lifetime Learning commitment is $1,000 for alumni to use on future classes.
gvsu.edu/l3

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/admissions/be-a-laker-bring-a-laker-100.htm" target="_blank">Be a Laker Bring a Laker</a></p> <p style="">Every Grand Valley alumni, parent, student, and faculty member knows someone who would benefit from a GVSU education. We can help them receive it.<br> <a href="https://www.gvsu.edu/admissions/be-a-laker-bring-a-laker-100.htm" target="_blank">gvsu.edu/bringalaker</a> </p>

Be a Laker Bring a Laker

Every Grand Valley alumni, parent, student, and faculty member knows someone who would benefit from a GVSU education. We can help them receive it.
gvsu.edu/bringalaker


Alumni Giving Opportunities

<p style=""> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm" target="_blank">Giving Form</a></p> <p style="">To share with alumni when asking for financial gifts to the university.<br> <a href="https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm" target="_blank">gvsu.edu/give</a> </p>

Giving Form

To share with alumni when asking for financial gifts to the university.
gvsu.edu/give

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/loyal-lakers-532.htm" target="_blank">Loyal Lakers</a></p> <p style="">Alumni can join the Loyal Laker program, giving $10 per month to the fund(s) of their choice.</p>

Loyal Lakers

Alumni can join the Loyal Laker program, giving $10 per month to the fund(s) of their choice.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/alumni-champions-211.htm" target="_blank">Alumni Champions</a></p> <p style="">Alumni Champions are committed to financially supporting the university and to sharing the excitement and momentum with their fellow alumni.</p>

Alumni Champions

Alumni Champions are committed to financially supporting the university and to sharing the excitement and momentum with their fellow alumni.


General Resources

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/map-usa.htm" target="_self">Map</a></p> <p style="">To view the number of alumni we have in each state, as well as in each Michigan county.</p>

Map

To view the number of alumni we have in each state, as well as in each Michigan county.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/2020-gvsu-alumni-survey-289.htm">2020 Alumni Survey Results</a></p> <p style="">Learn more about what our alumni shared. Additional information is coming.</p>

2020 Alumni Survey Results

Learn more about what our alumni shared. Additional information is coming.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/gvsu-alumni-relations-annual-report-fy19-20-299.htm">Annual Report</a></p> <p style="">The Alumni Relations Annual Report provides a snapshot of our alumni and the ways we've helped them stay engaged during Fiscal Year 19-20.</p>

Annual Report

The Alumni Relations Annual Report provides a snapshot of our alumni and the ways we've helped them stay engaged during Fiscal Year 19-20.

<p> <a class="btn btn-primary btn-block " href="https://youtu.be/HLmV3SPtX3g" target="_blank">Recorded Meeting - L3</a></p> <p style="">The June 2020 CPAE Meeting focused on the Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) Commitment and how we can help spread the message to our alumni.</p>

Recorded Meeting - L3

The June 2020 CPAE Meeting focused on the Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) Commitment and how we can help spread the message to our alumni.