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. Our office 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 Alcohol and Other Drug Services at (616) 331-2537

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In the Community: The Red Project

The Red Project is a Grand Rapids-based organization that provides overdose resources, syringe access, and more to ensure community members feel empowered to make healthy decisions regarding substance use and sexual behaviors.

Learn More About the Red Project

The AOD Office is a service of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified September 20, 2023