Guidance and Support

If you have experienced a bias-related Incident or have questions or concerns, the following offices can provide guidance and support. Contact the Dean of Students Office (616-331-2490) or Division of Inclusion and Equity (616-331-3296) for assistance navigating resources.

Grand Valley Police Department 616-331-3255 (Available 24/7)

Affirmative Action/EEO Office 616-331-2242

Campus Interfaith Resources 616-331-5702  

Disability Support Resources 616-331-3588

Housing & Residence Life 616-331-2120

Human Resources 616-331-2215

Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center 616-331-2530

Office of Multicultural Affairs 616-331-2177

Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity 616-331-2748

Student Ombuds 616-331-2491

Title IX Office 616-331-9530

University Counseling Center 616-331-3266


At the Pew Campus (Grand Rapids):

Pew Campus Security 616-331-6677 (Available 24/7)
Pew Student Services 616-331-7188

At the Regional Centers:

Meijer Campus in Holland 616-394-4848
Traverse City 231-995-1785
Muskegon 231-777-0505


As adopted by the Board of Trustees, Grand Valley State University is committed to inclusion and equity, and strives to establish a climate that welcomes and affirms the contributions of all students and employees. The University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University strives to provide all members of its community an inclusive environment and equitable opportunities for success.

The University is also committed to maintaining a climate conducive to an educational, living, and employment environment that is free from unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination, as well as those defined by this policy. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. It is neither the purpose nor intent of this policy to infringe on the First Amendment or academic freedom as defined by the University.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University.

Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking.

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