Emily Dascenzo is a sixth year here at GVSU studying health and physical education. Teammates call Emily by her nickname, Scoobs. Emily is from Howell, Michigan, and is very well respected by her teammates.
Officer & Athlete Resources
AOD - Alcohol & Other Drugs Services
College will allow you to have new experiences, make connections, and forge your own path. We are here to help. Our office can assist you with making informed decisions regarding alcohol and other drug use. We can also provide support for those who need help. Feel free to contact our office for more information and if you need help.
Improving the well-being of the GVSU community:
Our philosophy focuses on harm reduction and building awareness about making healthy and safe choices regarding alcohol and other drugs. Drinking behavior on campuses includes abstinence, safe and responsible drinking, binge drinking, and dangerous drinking. The needs of Grand Valley's campus community vary greatly, our programs focus on providing a variety of quality services in three main areas:
- Prevention & Education
Want to learn more about our services? Contact Alcohol and Other Drug Services at (616) 331-2537 or visit the AOD website.
University Counseling Center: Self-Help Directory
When you build new skills and learn how to apply them, you’re stocking your mental health toolkit with helpful ways to take care of yourself through life’s ups and downs. No one’s born knowing how to figure it all out. The more we learn, the better we can care for ourselves. We’ve divided the following resources into categories, so you can choose how to get started. Watch a video, read about common personal concerns, find helpful phone apps, or save links and info to revisit later.
Need further assistance? Call us at (616) 331-3266 or stop by the University Counseling Center office.
University Counseling Center - Workshops
The purpose of self-guided virtual workshops is to share information and resources on various topics such as anxiety, depression, nutrition and neurotransmitters, self-compassion, stress management, grief, and art therapy.
The self-guided virtual workshops are NOT intended to be used as therapy/treatment for personal/mental health concerns.
The self-guided virtual workshops are NOT intended to provide any information on COVID-19. You can find important information about COVID-19 on the Center for Disease Control's website.
University Counseling Center - COVID & Mental Health
In response to the COVID-19 national emergency, the University Counseling Center (UCC) is adapting services to adhere to safety recommendations for students and staff. The response to COVID-19 is ever-changing, and we encourage checking the GVSU University Counseling Center website often for updates and resources.
- Short-term teletherapy services are available to currently enrolled students. To schedule an appointment, call (616) 331-3266.
- Phone consultations are available for students who want to discuss services or need assistance finding a community provider. Please call (616) 331-3266. Or, find more information about community providers at our community provider database.
Crisis Phone Consultation
- Emergency phone consultations during office hours are available for all enrolled students.
- For after-hours crisis consultations, visit our emergency site to utilize off-campus and national resources.
The UCC office in Allendale is staffed; however, we are not providing face-to-face services at this time.
- While we are staffed, please call our office at (616) 331-3266 versus dropping by.
- If you need to visit our center, you will be asked to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, follow current health and safety guidelines, and conduct a health screening. If you have any risk indicators from the health screening, we ask that you refrain from coming in and contact us over the phone.
- If anyone refuses to follow the UCC health and safety guidelines, our staff will discuss your options such as telehealth or a referral to a community provider.
Student Academic Success Center
Welcome to the Student Academic Success Center (SASC). Our office provides student success services to assist students in achieving their educational goals. I invite you to take advantage of the resources and opportunities available for you within our office. We look forward to working with you. Go Lakers!
-- Michael Messner, Director for Student Success Programs
Social Justice Education
The Social Justice Education Resource page for Beginners lists several articles, books, and videos that are beginner-friendly and are meant to develop and strengthen your understanding of social injustice and justice by guiding your self-exploration and self-learning.
Sierra Starr is currently a sophomore studying exercise science. She is incredibly focused as well as fiercely determined. She leads by example, holding herself accountable in her schoolwork, athletics, and her dedication to everything she does.
Collin Fox will be graduating in 2020 with a degree in biology. Collin is continually the most reliable member of the team when it comes to getting things done.
Bri Wisti is a senior at Grand Valley studying Clinical Exercise Science. Bri is from Cleveland, Tennessee, and is aspiring to be a Physician Assistant.