Supporting Students: Quicklinks for Faculty and Staff
Conduct or Conflict
Division of Student Affairs Student resources
Disability Support Resources (DSR)
Disability Support Resources (616) 331-2490
Accessible Transportation Service. DSR provides van service for individuals with disabilities. ... Available on the Allendale campus only for faculty, staff, and students for long-term or short-term transportation.
Language Resource Center: The Language Resource Center, aka the “Language Lab”, is a modern learning center with media and resources that will guide students through the beginning semesters of foreign language studies and beyond. Located in Mackinac Hall (D wing), room D-2-221, the LRC is close to most language classes and professor offices. Phone (616) 331-2507.
Academic Referrals, Navigate
All Academic referrals should be placed in the Navigate Advising System and not through the CARE referral form.
Academic Referrals include:
Student not responding to Faculty outreach.
Poor academic performance
Missing crucial academic milestones (for example: not performing well on first exam or midterm exam).
Poor time management/organizational skills
Academic Procrastination and Motivation
Student would benefit from Success Coaching
Special Population or Identity Support
There are resources available for veterans who would like to complete their degree at Grand Valley State University. Staff can assist with the following:
- The International Student Services (ISS) Team is at your service! Email
Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus. Through its comprehensive programs and services, OMA fosters an appreciation and respect for the history, tradition, and culture of different ethnic groups, and empowers students to be active learners.
Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity
Fostering Laker Success Fostering Laker Success strives to recruit and retain students who have experienced foster care and other out-of-home placements by providing access to resources that encourage successful inclusion within and graduation from the GVSU community.
Financial, Money Matters
Financial, Money Matters
- Special Circumstance & Financial Hardship Requests
- Momentum Fund (students who are facing emergencies, financial and otherwise, wondering how they will finish the semester.)
MoneySmart Lakers (understand your personal finances)
Textbooks at the library
Health and Well-being
CARE referrals can be submitted for health and safety, family issues, or life situations. This can include, but is not limited to:
- Mental Health Concerns
- Death of Family Member/Close Friend
- Extreme Changes in Behavior
- Distressed Behavior
- Disruptive Behavior
- Mood swings or changes in mood
- Out-of-the-ordinary e-mails sent from the student
- Change in diet or eating habits
- Change in appearance or hygiene
- Social/Adjustment Concerns
CARE referrals can be submitted for student concerns that are related to resource needs. This can include, but is not limited to:
- Food Insecurity
- Financial Hardship
- Housing Concerns
- Living out of car
- Couch surfing
- About to be evicted
- Unstable housing
- Lack of academic resources or supplies
- In need of technology support (can't afford laptop repair, or in need of temporary laptop replacement)
- In need of menstrual health products
- In need of health insurance
COVID Policy Links
Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.
Utilize the faculty mental health app to get guidance on what to do in situations that arise with student mental health in the classroom.
University Counseling Center https://www.gvsu.edu/counsel/
Pine Rest enhanced psychiatric urgent care https://www.pinerest.org/
3.5.1 ASSISTANCE ANIMALS
GVSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and fulfilling obligations under State and Federal laws. GVSU shall not allow an animal that poses a threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation; would cause substantial physical damage to the property of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation; poses an undue financial and administrative burden; or would fundamentally alter the nature of housing operations. Assistance animals must be approved by Disability Support Resources (DSR) and the owner must possess a memorandum “memo” for approval verification. All animals approved via DSR will be required to have a badge to be worn on the collar, or must be available upon demand. Please view the full DSR Guidelines for Assistance Animals.
3.5.2 SERVICE ANIMALS
Service Animals are permitted within all University facilities subject to the additional requirements of this policy. Individuals who wish to bring a service animal into a University housing facility may do so without prior approval. However, students are strongly encouraged to register with Disability Support Resources (DSR) to ensure that their experience bringing the animal to campus is a positive one. Advanced notice of a service animal in housing facilities will enable the University to appropriately plan for the animals’ presence and will allow more flexibility in meeting the student’s needs. Service animals are permitted to accompany the resident to all areas of housing where residents are normally permitted to go. Please note that service animals are required to be at least 12 months of age unless an exception to this requirement has been approved by DSR. Please review the full GVSU animal policy and Guidelines for Assistance Animals.
Twice an academic year, faculty and staff volunteers gather for a two-hour session to fix students' rips and missing buttons, jammed zippers, broken glasses, backpack straps and much more. This service is absolutely free to any GVSU student. At each clinic, we try to repair as much as we can for as many as we can.