We are proud of our highly regarded community-engaged programs.
Through our community engagements, the College of Community and Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including criminal justice, health administration, hospitality, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, social justice, and tourism. Our Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shapes usable knowledge for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.
We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community. - Dean George Grant, Jr.
August 2016, WGVU Morning Show
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- School of Criminal Justice
- School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
- School of Social Work
- CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center
- Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
- Office for Community Engagement
The Michigan Cares for Tourism project is a partnership among Grand Valley and Michigan tourism organizations that brings together Grand Valley students and industry professionals to help restore Michigan's historic attractions.
In January, Dr. Donijo Robbins Dejonge assumed the chairmanship of the Kent County Republican Party.
On January 15, Dr. Stephen Borders discussed mapping, data visualization and food insecurity with Dr. Phillip Knight on the inaugural broadcast of "Food For Thought".
October 19, 2017
Nearly 60 years ago, 282 individuals came together to start the vision for Grand Valley.
October 19, 2017
A new agreement gives premed students early assurance of admission to CMU's College of Medicine.