Resources for Faculty and Staff

Personal Resources

GVSU supports faculty, staff, and their families in finding the best possible solution to address concerns with alcohol or drug abuse. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), also known as Encompass, is a third-party confidential resource. Encompass provides seven free sessions for eligible GVSU faculty, staff, and their household dependents to lend support with a variety of life challenges. Faculty and staff can receive resources for needs such as elder care, child care, financial issues, and legal issues. Coaching, consultation, and counseling are available for grief, substance abuse assessment, mental health needs, and relationship conflict.  For further information, visit

Community Resource Database

The AOD Services office provides an online database for community resources and referrals related to rehabilitation and other programming.

Community Resource Database

Recovery Meetings

There are a number of Recovery meetings either on or near campus which the AOD staff can help connect you with. Meetings on-campus are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members who have a desire to stop using alcohol or other drugs.

Recovery Meetings


Include information about support for alcohol and other drug misuse/abuse, by including a supportive statement in your syllabus. 

Syllabus suggested content:

"GVSU supports students in seeking the best possible solution to address concerns related to alcohol or drug misuse and abuse. University resources and community counseling services are available for addressing concerns.

The Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Services office is housed within the UCC. AOD Services coordinates prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery supports on campus. AOD Services is also available to students for consultation and referrals. The office recognizes that there are many paths to recovery and options for support. For more information, visit

The AOD Services office provides space for recovery meetings including AA, NA, SMART Recovery, and Adult Children of Alcoholics. Meetings are open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For schedule and additional information, visit"

Page last modified April 17, 2023