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.
CLOSE TO HOME RESOURCES
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)
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.
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.
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 (YBBW) is a tight-knit group of strong and confident women.
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.
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 ONLINE COMMUNITY
The Media Diversity Forum
Dedicated to seeking resources, supporting research, stimulating dialogue, sponsoring programs and sharing techniques.
GVSU's Team Against Bias
Report a bias incident and get involved in advocating for a safe & welcoming campus for all.