Black Excellence Orientation


We are looking forward to your arrival on campus this fall and would like to extend an invitation for you to participate in Grand Valley State University’s Black Excellence program. This three-day orientation is designed to support students who identify with the Black/African American culture  - to welcome you to campus, help you connect with fellow students, faculty and staff and navigate the many campus and community resources available to you.  It takes place prior to Transitions: New Student Orientation.

BEO 2017 group photo

2022 Black Excellence Orientation Student Registration

2022 Student Registration


"I enjoyed BEO so much. The people I met and connections I made I truly appreciate. I didn’t know how much I would need these connections until later on in the year. It really helped my transition." -Chalyn Buckner

Contact Information


Phillip Todd

Black Excellence Orientation Coordinator

Assistant Director – Office of Multicultural Affairs 

Grand Valley State University
office: 616-331-2177
[email protected]


Page last modified July 30, 2022