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SNAP Benefits: Changes to eligibility for college students

SNAP Benefits New Eligibility

To be eligible, students must have filed a FAFSA and have documentation of an estimated family contribution of $0 on their federal student aid determination or eligibility for work study.

College students and others can determine if they are eligible and apply for food assistance at


The Laker Meal Share Program helps support students in times of hardship by providing meals to meet immediate needs. Campus Dinning and the Dean of Students Office have teamed up to help create the Laker Meal Share Program. This program allows GVSU meal plan users to contribute guest meal swipes from their meal plan each semester. Contributed meals go into a pool that can be used to provide access to Campus Dinning for students who might otherwise go hungry.

Meal swipes from meal plans are contributed by the campus community and given out on an as-needed basis. Contributions and requests are accepted during fall and winter semester. Meals are now available.

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CWGE COVID-19 Guidelines

Staff are available for phone calls or virtual meetings, and we would LOVE to hear from you.

Due to COVID-19, please call first (616) 331-2748 to schedule an appointment or e-mail the staff person you are hoping to connect with. Fall office hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

Walk-ins are welcome! However, we encourage appointments if possible during this time. 



Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity Social Distancing and Sanitation Community Guidelines & Expectations In these challenging times, for the health and safety of our community, all visitors must  Wear a mask at all times  Observe physical distancing as much as possible (at least 6 feet) When eating or drinking please take care to resume wearing a mask as soon as you are finished Help us reduce density: a maximum of 6 visitors at a time Clean and sanitize any table surfaces or other objects you touch Refrain from using the kitchenette, sink area, and water dispenser Leave the door open whenever possible When approaching staff, stay behind the plexiglass/refrain from entering offices   Let’s keep each other safe!  Staff are available for phone calls or virtual meetings, and we would LOVE to hear from you. Find us at:


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Hey Lakers!

Replenish is open and ready to serve you.

Remember upon arrival you must show your green Covid Assessment and have a properly worn face mask.

One shopper may be inside at a time unless two people are from the same household. For safety reasons, please only touch what you plan to take and if you are not feeling well don't hesitate to ask for a pre-packaged bag.

Call (616)-331-7867 

The Laker Meal Share Program


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With your support, the Center for Women and Gender Equity will have the capacity and resources to carrying on existing initiatives while developing new efforts that incorporate our vision for the future. Contact us for more information about making a gift.


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This fund helps to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education assessable to students from all backgrounds.

Provides financial assistance to part-time students and those re-entering college.

To support our continued growth, a Center for Women and Gender Equity Enrichment Circle has been created to recognize donors that support our work with a gift of $1,000. We established this group to provide the Center with resources necessary to achieve ambitious plans for the next 10 years through increases to the current Center for Women and Gender Equity Program Endowment. If you participate as a faculty/staff member, your gift will be matched by the University! And, there is a beautiful Center for Women and Gender Equity Enrichment Circle recognition plaque hung in the Center for Women and Gender Equity that lists the names of donors. Establishing the Center for Women and Gender Equity Enrichment Circle will help the Center for Women and Gender Equity to extend its reach at Grand Valley, throughout West Michigan, and beyond.

If you want more information about how to make a $1,000 gift and join the Center for Women and Gender Equity Enrichment Circle please contact Jessica Jennrich ( or Sharalle Arnold ( Thank you for considering this opportunity to support the Center for Women and Gender Equity into the future!


·      Laurie Finney Beard, MBA '81

·      Gayla Jewell, Ph.D.

·      Bari S. Johnson

·      Ann Marie Klotz, '02

·      Marlene Kowalski-Braun

·      Karen Libman and Mitch Kachun

·      Jo Ann Litton

·      Teri Losey in Honor of Braelee Wheeler and Rylea Wheeler

·      Cynthia Mader, Ph.D. and Pamela K. Olsen

·      Jean Martin, Ph. D.

·      Maggie McCrystal and Carrol Cook

·      Theresa Rowland

·      Harriet A. Singleton

·      Anne Wildgen Merkle

·      Patricia Oldt, Ph.D.

·      Lois Smith Owens

·      Diana G. Pace, Ph.D.

·      Mary Seeger, Ph.D.

·      Patricia Clifton Smith

·      Jo Ann Wassenaar in Memory of Myrtle R. Pelon