University Position

University Position on Issues Related to Immigration and DACA

Grand Valley State University has a long-standing history of valuing diversity and inclusiveness. It is our practice to admit qualified students without regard to citizenship and to support all students in their pursuit of a Grand Valley degree.  Since 2013, Grand Valley has provided in-state tuition and university aid to any student who graduates from a Michigan high school and meets aid criteria, regardless of immigration status. We do not maintain information on undocumented student status in our student records. We also ensure the privacy of student and employee records to the fullest extent allowed by law. Additional detail on these policies is found online at

Since 2015, Grand Valley, represented by President Emeritus Thomas J. Haas' signature, is the only Michigan campus on the President’s Advisory Commission of Excelencia in Education, which advocates for increased support and advocacy for Hispanic/Latinx, undocumented and DACA students regarding access, affordability and success.

(President Emeritus Thomas J. Haas & Members of the President's Cabinet shared the above position with the campus community in a message sent on November 23, 2016)