University Information and Disclosures

Students and Community

GVSU is committed to acting with integrity, operating transparently, and holding itself accountable for performance.  This commitment is embedded in the strategic planning process, implemented in academic and operational practices, and outcomes shared in publications such as the annual accountability report.

GVSU also seeks to provide easy access to information we are required to disclose to current and prospective students, families, current and prospective employees and the community.  The purpose of this website is to make required disclosures and other helpful resources readily available, packaged in a manner that's consistent with The Higher Education Act (as amended) and other Federal and State regulations.

Below are links to material of special interest to students, families and the general public.  Refer to the Faculty and Staff page for information especially relevant for employees.  Please Contact Us with questions about the site or to make suggestions for improvements.

General Institutional Information

Assessment and Grand Valley

University Accreditation

Programmatic Accreditation

Budget and Performance Transparency Reporting

In accordance with Michigan law, required information about university expenditures is accessible from the Grand Valley State University homepage (click on the Michigan map icon in bottom right-hand corner) or may be accessed directly via the Budget and Performance Transparency Reporting website.


Consumer Information on College Navigator Site*

*This link connects the user to the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics, which provides 26 types of information about GVSU, e.g., tuition, financial aid, net price, enrollment, admissions, retention and graduation rates, programs/majors, varsity athletic teams, accreditation, campus security and cohort default rates.

Computing Conditions of Use

Copyright - File Sharing

Copyright Infringement-Policies and Sanctions ("Digital Media Policy")

Educational Programs A-H

Educational Programs I-Z

Enrollment History

Facilities and Resources for Students with Disabilities

Faculty Directory



Financial Aid Office

Instructional Facilities

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)*

*This link connects the user to a U.S. Department of Education website, "The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool."  To access the report for GVSU, select the "Get data for one institution" option, enter "Grand Valley State University" in the "Name of Institution" field, then click on "Grand Valley State University" in the dialog box.

Military Service Members

Principles of Excellence:  GVSU provided the U.S. Veterans Program Administrators with confirmation of our intent to comply with Executive Order 13607 and is identified on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website as a "Principles of Excellence" school.

Tuition Assistance Program:  GVSU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Defense and is therefore eligible to continue our participation in the Tuition Assistance Program for active duty service members.  Click on the "Participating Institutions" tab, select "Michigan" as the "State," enter 00226800 in the "Search" field, and click on "Submit" to verify our participation.

VA Education Benefits (GVSU Registrar)

Privacy of Student Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student Life and Services

Student Diversity

Dept. of Education - Tier 2 Compliance (Cash Management)

Title IX Coordinator

Transfer Student Information

Transfer of Credit Policies - From Academic Policies and Regulations (from current Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog)

Transfer of Credit Policies - Additional Information (from current Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog)

Course Equivalencies

Voter Registration

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculator

Textbook Information and Cost (click on the schedule link under "Online Annual Schedule," select term, course subject and number, then click on "Textbook Information" under the course section to view detail)

Financial Assistance for Students

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Financial Aid Office

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Student Loan Information

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

GVSU does not enter into preferred lender arrangements.

Graduation and Retention (Student Outcomes)

Career and Job Placement Services

Graduate and Professional Education Placement for Graduates (from the "Employers" pull-down option select "Recruit at GVSU," then click on "Alumni Employment Statistics" to view our current "Postgraduate Employment Report").

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) (select "Accountability Report")

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)*

*This link connects the user to an NCAA website.  Choose Grand Valley State University from the "School" list.  It isn't necessary to specify other search criteria such as conference, sport, etc.

Job Placement for Graduates (from the "Employers" pull-down option select "Recruit at GVSU," then click on "Alumni Employment Statistics" to view our current "Postgraduate Employment Report").

Job Placement Rates for Graduates (from the "Employers" pull-down option select "Recruit at GVSU," then click on "Alumni Employment Statistics" to view our current "Postgraduate Employment Report").

Graduation and Retention Rates

Teacher Preparation Program Report (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification - Annual Institution Report)

See also - College of Education Accreditation

Health and Safety

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (includes crime statistics, fire statistics,  safety and security policies)

Crime Logs

Public Safety Services:  The Department of Public Safety maintains a daily crime log for the Allendale Campus.  The log can be viewed in person at the Department of Public Safety office in the Service Building on the Allendale campus.  A printed copy will be provided upon request by contacting GVSU Public Safety Services at (616) 331-3255.   

Pew Campus Security and Regional Centers:   Pew Campus Security and Regional Centers maintains a daily crime log for the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, Meijer Campus, and the Muskegon and Traverse City Regional Centers that can be viewed in person during normal business hours at the Pew Campus Security Department located in the Eberhard Center in Suite 102.  A printed copy will be provided upon request by contacting Pew Campus Security Department at (616) 331-6677.  

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

GVSU Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (From the Grand Valley Manual)

GVSU Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy Handbook (From the ACES - Alcohol Campus Education Services website)

Fire Log

The Facilities Services Safety Manager maintains the log of fires that have occurred in Allendale Campus student housing.  The log for the Allendale Campus may be viewed at the Facilities Services customer service desk in the Service Building.  A printed copy will be provided upon request by contacting Facilities Services at (616) 331-3000.  The daily fire log for the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus is maintained at the Pew Security Department located in the Eberhard Center in Suite 102.  A printed copy will be provided upon request by contacting Pew Campus Security during normal business hours at (616) 331-6677.

Vaccination Policies

Review the Campus Health Center website for information about recommended immunizations at Grand Valley State University..

Study Abroad

Contact the appropriate department for immunization requirements pertaining to a specific academic program, such as Athletic Training, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Study Abroad, etc.

Program Integrity (Consumer Protection)

Grand Valley State University encourages students and prospective students with complaints involving institutional policies and/or consumer protection issues to first address their concerns with staff in the appropriate office, department or college whose area of responsibility covers the complaint.  The University’s administration will be involved as needed to address the complaint.

Pursuant to the state authorization provision of the Program Integrity Regulations (34 C.F.R. 668.43) established by the Department of Education on October 29, 2010, the following contact information is provided for filing complaints that remain unresolved after engaging in the above-referenced process. Complaints concerning broad institutional academic practices, such as those that raise issues regarding the University’s ability to meet accreditation standards, may be forwarded to The Higher Learning Commission at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.  Complaints concerning consumer protection violations may be directed to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Michigan, Consumer Protection Division, P.O. Box 30213, Lansing, MI 48909-7713.



Page last modified March 15, 2017