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Our Purpose

Mission: The mission of Disability Support Resources (DSR) is to provide support resources and accommodations that enhance the environment for persons with disabilities and to help educate the university community on disability issues. 

Vision: We strive to provide people with disabilities with the resources needed to be successful as a student, staff or faculty member through innovative approaches and effective collaborations to foster a more inclusive and equitable campus for the benefit of all.

Values: Diversity; Professionalism; Collaboration; Scholarship; Life-long learning; Individualism; Social Justice; Developmental Advising

Disability Support Resources is a unit within the Division of Inclusion and Equity.

COVID-19 Updates

For the health and safety of our Lakers Together, Disability Support Resources staff are available (via remote and virtual work) to remain committed to the success of our students. We can be reached at or (616) 331-2490.

The university adheres to the mandates of the State of Michigan, which requires that face coverings that cover the mouth and nose be worn in public indoor spaces when it is not possible to consistently maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, including in classrooms and laboratories. The use of face coverings, such as masks, are just one element in reducing the risk of COVID-19. They must be combined with social distancing, hand washing, self-assessments, and a requirement to stay home when ill (even with mild symptoms) to have the opportunity to reduce risk. The university will provide two face coverings to each employee, and one to each enrolled student.

For more information, please reference the Lakers Together Face Covering Policy

Persons who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition are asked to complete a Disability Support Resources (DSR) profile application and submit supporting medical documentation to DSR.  A thorough review of the request will be considered, and applicants will be contacted by DSR staff for a virtual interactive appointment to discuss alternatives.

Those who already participate in the DSR program should schedule an appointment with their DSR advisor for a discussion.

The Blue Connection Building at Grand Valley State University

Contact Us

215 The Blue Connection
(616) 331-2490

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Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) Philosophy Statement:
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is committed to providing access to programs and facilities for all students, faculty and staff. GVSU promotes the inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community. It is the policy of GVSU to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Approved 11/05 edited 10/21

As adopted by the Board of Trustees, Grand Valley State University is committed to inclusion and equity, and strives to establish a climate that welcomes and affirms the contributions of all students and employees. The University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University strives to provide all members of its community an inclusive environment and equitable opportunities for success.

The University is also committed to maintaining a climate conducive to an educational, living, and employment environment that is free from unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination, as well as those defined by this policy. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. It is neither the purpose nor intent of this policy to infringe on the First Amendment or academic freedom as defined by the University.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University.

Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking.