Welcome to Grand Valley State University Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center

Grand Valley State University Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center supports career exploration and provides individualized educational planning assistance to facilitate educational goal attainment. The center also supports the educational goals of K-12 students, transfer students, and adults in the community, while providing resources to assist Battle Creek Public Schools in their district transformation.

Our center staff would love to serve and help you with your educational goals including:

  • College and career exploration
  • College admission application and essay support
  • College advising
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion and support
  • Scholarship application and essay support

To set up an appointment with one of our center advisors, either through a socially distant in-person session, video conference, or by phone, please email gvsubattlecreek@gvsu.edu or call/text us at (616) 331-7610.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Set Up Your Appointment Today!

REP4 Learner Design Summit

A summer experience for current 10th & 11th graders at Battle Creek Central High School. You will work with other scholars to generate innovative ideas that could help transform their communities and education. You'll pitch this idea in a regional competition and the top teams will have the opportunity to move on to present their idea during the National Convening.

REP4 Learner Design Summit


  • $500 stipend
  • GVSU course credit-awarding opportunities
  • GVSU application fee waiver and guaranteed admission upon successful completion of the experience
  • Competition for a high-value scholarship for the strongest participants

Learn more and submit your registration at www.gvsu.edu/rep4


July 21, 2022: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (GVSU, Allendale)


July 26 - 29, 2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (in-person/virtual)


September 22, 2022 (Virtual)

Summer Career Exploration Camps

Career Exploration Summer Camps

Middle and high school students enrolled at Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) have the opportunity to participate in STEM, health, and education-focused summer career exploration camps where they receive hands-on experiences in health, engineering, science, and educational fields. Campers receive valuable and highly-coveted exposure to a range of jobs, and these programs help encourage and position them to pursue these careers. These camps help ensure students are career, college, and community ready for these opportunities.

STEPS Camp — Exposes 6th graders to careers in science, engineering, and technology.

sHaPe Camp  — Introduces 7th and 8th graders to the health professions.

ExCEL Camp — Provides 11th graders with hands-on experience in the field of education.

Career Opportunities

Career Navigator, Battle Creek

We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual to be our new Career Navigator! The Career Navigator will serve as a liaison between GVSU and the Battle Creek Community, Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS), and other schools and organizations in the area. This position is in-person and will work on events, programming, and initiatives, and will be a resource for prospective students from Battle Creek and Southwest Michigan and those matriculating to GVSU. They will also support the BCPS educational transformation and GVSU grant initiatives.

How to Apply

Direct Link – https://jobs.gvsu.edu/en-us/job/494110/career-navigator-office-of-the-provost

Visit the link for more information, additional requirements, a full position description, and details on how to apply. Health and life insurance benefits are offered, as well as tuition reimbursement to Grand Valley State University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. GVSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.

College Fair

Project Coordinator and Research Associate

The GVSU College of Education and Community Innovation is seeking a Project Coordinator and Research Associate for the Education within the W.K. Kellogg Foundation/Battle Creek Public Schools/GVSU Education Programs Partnership. This grant-funded position - through June 2024 - serves as the point person for the project leads of all of the partnership's Education projects, and manages and monitors the project budgets, timeline, and progress towards goals. This role also communicates with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Battle Creek Public Schools grant staff and creates and maintains research projects, among performing other duties essential to the grant partnership.

A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field is required and a Master’s degree is preferred.  Two or more years of experience working within a higher education setting or supervising adults in an education setting is required.

For a full description of position duties and qualifications, apply directly online at https://jobs.gvsu.edu/en-us/job/494163/program-coordinator-research-associate.

To learn more about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation/Battle Creek Public Schools/GVSU Education Programs Partnership, visit www.gvsu.edu/education/battlecreek.

College of Education

Drop-In Virtual Advising Sessions are held:

We can support you in your educational goal planning including:

  • College and career exploration
  • College admission application and essay support
  • College advising
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion and support
  • Scholarship application and essay support

Educational Resources

For Students: Watch our virtual educational outreach video series located on the Advising and Support page and our GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center YouTube Page!

For Educators: Graduate Program Directors from GVSU's College of Education and Community Innovation host online information sessions for current classroom teachers considering graduate degrees in education. Visit the Adult Learners page for more information.

Free K-12 Tutoring

Free virtual tutoring services are available to K-12 students throughout the state of Michigan. Tutors are comprised of volunteer GVSU community members and include faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, etc. Volunteers have indicated grade bands and subjects they are comfortable working with and must pass a GVSU background check prior to working with students.  To ensure continuity of services, there will also be a handful of students who are hired to work consistent tutoring hours and service those most in need. 

To find a tutor, visit the Find a Tutor page.

To become a tutor, visit the Become a Tutor page.


Six high school seniors from Battle Creek plan to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020

GVSU scholarship program helps to make college possible for first-generation students

Posted: January 5, 2021

Six high school seniors from Battle Creek interested in pursuing education, nursing or health professions received scholarships to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020 through a partnership among the university, Battle Creek Public Schools and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Learn more at https://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/GVSU-scholarship-program-helps-to-make-college-possible-for-first-generation-students-010621.aspx

Battle Creek Public Schools partnered with GVSU and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to positively impact education in the community by implementing the following initiatives:


Supporting Battle Creek Public Schools Educators:

  • Project-Based Learning
  • High-Leverage Teaching Practices
  • Student Teacher Pipeline
  • Paraprofessional Pathway
  • New Teacher Mentoring

Preparing Battle Creek Public School Students for Careers in Health, Education, and STEM:

  • Dual Enrollment Courses - Allied Health and Education
  • Career Exploration Summer Camps (sHaPe, STEPS, EXCEL)
  • Freshman Health Career Exploration Fair
  • STEM Innovation Center

BCPS & GVSU: Teaming up for a Stronger Battle Creek

Page last modified May 18, 2022