For Students

For Students

Community Service Learning Center

Check out the Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) for community engagement opportunities, access educational resources, and interact with the CSLC! 

GVSU Career Center

Visit the GVSU Career Center to find community based internships, co-ops, and jobs. 

Community Based Learning (CBL) Courses

Community Based Learning (CBL) course information

Current courses include:

LIB 322 Wicked Problems in Sustainability 

LIB 380 Jewish Histories 

HTM 413 Advanced Food and Beverage 

Student Organizations

Become involved in a student organization to participate in opportunities to positively contribute to the GVSU community and beyond. 

Check out how specific colleges/departments are engaging in the community:

  • The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies provides Grand Valley and the community with opportunities to understand the world around us through high-impact learning experiences like service learning projects, study abroad opportunities, internships, living and learning communities, and intensive writing and research opportunities. 
  • The College of Community & Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for students and empowers community partners with quality research and data. 
  • The College of Education mission of teaching, leading, and learning in a democratic society leads to enriching opportunities for students to become engaged in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities. 
    • Groundswell 
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences embraces community engagement in a variety ways throughout their undergraduate and graduate programs. 
    • The Geography and Sustainable Planning department offers ways for students to become engaged in a wide variety of community-based research and service learning projects. 
  • The Center for Scholarly & Creative Excellence (CSCE) promotes a culture of active, engaged and ethical scholarship through supporting research and collaborative partnerships in the broader community. 
    • Laker Effect Challenge provides an opportunity to have a collective impact on the GVSU community, West Michigan, and beyond. Work with a community partner and pitch your idea to win funding for implementation. 
  • The Children's Enrichment Center (CEC) allows students to participate in community involvement with the "Littlest Lakers" through opportunities to observe, volunteer, or work for the CEC. 
  • The Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity aims to create opportunities for meaningful learning about women and gender and to advocate for gender justice through education, engagement, and empowerment for students and the greater GVSU community.
    • The Equity Ambassadors program allows students to build connections and leadership skills through service learning, outreach and engagement. 
  • The Multicultural Affairs office provides resources in the West Michigan community that promote diversity while providing opportunities for community involvement and networking. 
  • TRIO Upward Bound encourages students to seek opportunities in the community to participate in individual or group service projects.
  • Veterans Network offers assistance to students transitioning from the military through support programs, activities, and initiatives that connect veterans with one another. 


Page last modified November 30, 2018