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Student Life

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Life has over 400 registered student organizations for you to join! Become involved in a student organization to participate in opportunities to positively contribute to the GVSU community and beyond. 

Community Service Learning Center


GVSU Career Center

Visit the GVSU Career Center to find resources for community-based internships, co-ops, and jobs, including a directory of contacts for internships, Co-ops, and Projects broken down by Department and Faculty member.


Community Based Learning (CBL) Courses

Current Community Based Learning course offerings can also be found through banner. You can search Self-Service Banner by using the advanced search option and then choosing Community Based Learning (CBL) from the attribute drop down menu.


How Students Are Engaging in the Community

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • 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. 
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies program provides students and faculty expanded learning opportunities through interdisciplinary, engaged teaching and learning.  

College of Community and Public Service

College of Education

  • 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. 
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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Seidman College of Business

Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

Children's Enrichment Center

  • 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.

Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity

  • 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. 

Multicultural Affairs

  • 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

  • TRIO Upward Bound encourages students to seek opportunities in the community to participate in individual or group service projects.

Veterans Network

  • Veterans Network offers assistance to students transitioning from the military through support programs, activities, and initiatives that connect veterans with one another.