Upcoming GVSU Events

When: Thursday April 6, 2023 from 4:00-7:30pm

Where: Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall (GVSU Pew Campus)

What: The Civic Engagement Showcase seeks to celebrate the many civic and community partnerships, programs and initiatives that are ongoing or may have happened over the past 3 years. The goal of this unique celebration is to once again bring faculty, staff, students and community partners together to share, discuss and inform each other of our engaged work.

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When: October 4-5, 2023 

Where: East Lansing, Michigan

What: ESC is pleased to announce the 2023 theme will be “Mobilizing Change through Engaged Scholarship.” The 2023 ESC Conference will provide a platform for intentional conversations about how engaged scholarship can lead to significant, positive impacts in the community and the academy. Proposals will be considered on any topic clearly connected to the advancement of engaged scholarship. Proposals deadline extended till April 07, 2023.

Event Information

Recurring Events

When:  March 19-25,2023

Where: Allendale Campus, Online

What: The Sustainability Showcase, Winter 2023 edition kicks off March 19th at and goes through the 25th. Check out student projects online anytime throughout the week and share your feedback. Then, join us on Friday, March 24th for in-person student presentations and the Sustainability Champion Awards Luncheon.

Event Information

When:  First Friday of each month during the academic year

Where: Online via Zoom

What: The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by GVSU's College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing, and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Health Forum Information

When: Varies

Where: Online

What: Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns for 2021-2022 with more to support and inspire you. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune to each session for information, tools, and resources to help you in your work.

Campus Compact National Webinar Series Information

When: Conversations of Color happen monthly and are scheduled on Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. 


  • Wednesday, September 22
  • Wednesday, October 20
  • Wednesday, November 17

Where: 1240 Kirkhoff

What: Conversations of Color are open and honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity, and current events. The goals of this ongoing series include:

  • To provide a space to hold difficult and challenging dialogue 
  • Provide context and clarity to issues happening in the world around us
  • To assist students in understanding the complex issues of identity and how they affect us as individuals and a campus community 

The discussions are expertly facilitated and ground rules set the stage for inclusive, fruitful and impactful discussions.

The one-hour conversation includes:

  • Introduction of Facilitator 
  • Establish ground rules to create a "safe space" for dialogue
  • Shared information and context of topic
  • Prompt questions from facilitator to start dialogue
  • Shared learning among peers

Come join the conversation!

Conversations of Color Information

When:  Multiple Dates

Where: Mary Idema Pew Library Multi-purpose Room (LIB 030) (6:00 PM-8PM)

What: This series of co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops focuses on the idea and practice of democracy. 

We welcome faculty, staff, students and community partners to present. Possible topics may include: student activism, how to run for office, the history of social movements, democratic values, the idea of commons, student civic development, the role of media in a democracy, how to organize for social change, and more!

Event Information

When:  November 14 to December 2, 2022

Where:  In college and department offices across campus. The full list is featured on this website:

What: Donations of non-perishable food items and new personal care items. Examples of items to donate:

How: You can bring donations to any of the donation boxes above, or you can donate via our online giving form

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Community Events

What: Help Run Smooth Secure and Accessible Elections. 

Sign up today to become a paid poll worker in Michigan. 


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