LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
To GV students,
The recent unjust killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the attacks on the larger Black community break our hearts. Our deepest condolences are with their families.
These unacceptable incidents remind us that our efforts to confront injustice and promote equity are desperately needed. While the most egregious tragedies occurred far away, this is a longstanding pattern nationally, and it is clear racism also exists here close to home.
As Student Affairs staff, we are profoundly saddened by this ugly reality, and we are unapologetically committed to change. We will not become complacent. We pledge to increase our efforts to combat the oppressive status quo. Together, we will create a community where Black students are heard, valued, and safe.
Division of Student Affairs staff
The Dean of Students Office serves as an information resource for students and campus colleagues, provides advocacy for student issues, programs to serve students, and represents the Division of Student Affairs to constituencies within and beyond the university. The main office is located in the Lubbers Student Services Center on the Allendale Campus, but Division staff provide additional support on the Pew (Grand Rapids), Health (Grand Rapids), Holland, Muskegon, and Traverse City campuses.