Welcome to the College of Community and Public Service.  The mission, vision and values of our college are centered around a culture of engagement where we encourage students to ‘find their fit’ in careers and educational opportunities that serve community-based stakeholders (public servants, community and social justice advocates, non-profit leaders to name a few).  Our faculty and staff are committed to aligning their teaching, service and scholarship activities around multiple themes of engaging, enriching and enhancing our students and community partners’ development through high- impact learning practices.  If you have a desire to pursue a rewarding career working within your community, we may just have the right major or graduate program for you.  For more information contact: ccpsdean@gvsu.edu.

College of Community and Public Service

Heartside Gleaning Initiative

Heartside Gleaning Initiative

Discover five rewarding majors based on the Pew campus and engaged with the community

Criminal Justice

Legal Studies

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Public and Nonprofit Administration

Social Work

Robert Howard, '12
Masters of Criminal Justice Student

College of Community & Public Service

Consider joining the 45th class of GVSU's Police Academy for 2019

The GVSU Police Academy is a 16-week intensive program that meets the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) training requirements and prepares students for the Michigan Law Enforcement Licensing Examination. The academy is conducted during the spring and summer semester, April through August. Admission is highly competitive and enrollment is limited.

For more information, see the Police Academy web site or contact Williamson Wallace at (616) 331-8515 or wallacew@gvsu.edu.

GVSU Police Academy 2018

GVSU Police Academy's 2018 class is the largest to date and the most diverse with a record number of 14 females and six people of color.

  • Established in 1974
  • Conducted on the Allendale campus  
  • GVSU Police Academy graduates to date = 1,261
  • Instructional & support staff = 65 (95% active / former law enforcement)
  • Length of program = 16 weeks
  • MCOLES mandatory curriculum = 594 hrs. (GVSU enhanced to 681 hrs.)
  • GVSU academic credit hours earned = 15 hrs. (CJ 415, 416, 417, 418, & 419)
  • Average class size* = 26
  • Program completion rate* = 96%
  • Licensing exam pass rate* = 100%
  • Employment rate* = 81%

* 10-year average

College of Community and Public Service

CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center Staff

CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center Staff

The university's most engaged Advising Center wants to help you

Contact the CCPS Advising Center to learn how you can get started.

Here are just some of the ways the staff in the Advising Center can help you achieve your degree goals:

  • Degree Planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Outreach & Support
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Referrals

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