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 email@example.com 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 and outdoor 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.
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
The Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008) 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, intercultural community. It is the policy of GVSU to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA 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 1/09