Resources for Students of Color

As a student of color, your experience at GVSU may be unique to other students. We offer a toolkit to help you in finding a strong GVSU community that is supportive and encouraging. We provide counselors who understand and identify with your racial and cultural heritage. Our office offers both individual counseling sessions as well as group counseling. Call us at (616) 331-3266 to schedule an appointment.

Racism and Mental Health

Racism and Mental Health

University Counseling Center Resources

Black Student Support 

Asian Student Support


Campus Offices

Diversity & Inclusion 
An office dedicated to advocating for all diverse populations on campus.
4035 Zumberge Hall, (616) 331-3296

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Call this office to get info on student groups and fun events.
1240 KC, 331-2177

The Center for Women and Gender Equity
A supportive environment for diverse women to come together.
1201 KC, 331-2748

Student Organizations (visit the multicultural center's site for many more)

Arab Culture Club

The Arab Culture Club of GVSU sets out to broaden knowledge and understanding of Arab culture amongst the GVSU student body as well as the broader local communities of Allendale and Grand Rapids.

Asian Student Union
The Asian Student Union creates a fun, family-like environment for those looking to broaden their knowledge of Asian and Asian-American traditions, culture, and more. 

African Student Council

The African Student Council is an organization meant to bring together all those at Grand Valley who identify and share an interest in the African Culture experience.

Black Student Union

 To unite students, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, through education and awareness and provide an environment that will promote harmony within the GVSU campus community.

You Beautiful Black Woman

You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW) is a tight-knit group of strong and confident women. 

Black Male Scholars Initiative

Black Male Scholars Initiative is a network of Black male students, faculty, and staff promoting an environment where Black men can excel as leaders and achieve academic excellence, leading to graduation.

Latino Student Union

Anyone who is interested in knowing, exploring, and excited about participating in events created with the vast Latin culture in mind is welcome to join.

Native American Student Association
The Native American Student Association (NASA) is a Registered Student Organization at Grand Valley State University committed to providing a space for Native American/Indigenous students.



The Arab American News
News & opinion geared towards the Arab American community.

Asian Nation
History and Relevant Issues for Asian Americans.

Latina Lista
News from the Latino perspective.

News One
African American community news & opinion.

Huffington Post's Black Voices
News & opinion.


The Media Diversity Forum
Dedicated to seeking resources, supporting research, stimulating dialogue, sponsoring programs and sharing techniques.


On Campus

GVSU's Team Against Bias
Report a bias incident and get involved in advocating for a safe & welcoming campus for all.

GVSU's Resources for DACA and Undocumented Students

National Organizations

Legal defense & education fund civil rights human law firm.

National Urban League
A historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment.

Page last modified August 24, 2022