The Grand Valley State University Counseling Center is committed to providing culturally sensitive services to GVSU students and the campus community. The staff of the Counseling Center place high value on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We recognize the variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences of our students and know these components create their individual identities.
Multicultural competency is core to the work we do each day. We strive to provide safe and affirming spaces for students to discuss concerns they face through the lens of their identities. We acknowledge the impact of power, privilege, oppression, stereotypes, and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status, weight and other identities. We work to create spaces for students to feel heard, accepted, and affirmed. We recognize that being culturally humble is a lifelong journey. We are committed to this journey and continue with ongoing professional and personal development in this area.