Student Organizations on Campus
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Expand your learning and foster new connections through involvement in a student organization. Visit LakerLink to view the full list of registered student organizations at Grand Valley.
Alternative Breaks is a service organization that sends out multiple week-long service trips on both environmental and social topics over winter and spring break. One of the main goals of Alternative Breaks is to bring what is learned on trips back to our own community. Connect with Alternative Breaks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Learn what all the buzz is about! The GVSU Beekeepers are a group of students who are actively involved in managing honey bees at the Sustainable Agriculture Project and also manage an apiary on the Meijer Campus in Holland. This organization hosts honey extraction and bottling events as well as educating on the importance of bees for the environment. Connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.
Student Environmental Coalition
The Student Environmental Coalition (SEC) is a service and advocacy organization intended to promote student interest in local, regional, and global environmental concerns. The SEC mission is: "Helping to engage students at Grand Valley's campus to be conscious citizens by promotion of environmental awareness." SEC organizes educational events, campus cleanups, and community outreach programs within the Grand Valley student body and greater Grand Rapids area. Connect with the Student Environmental Coalition on Facebook and Instagram
The GVSU Farm Club is an organization of students who are committed to promoting the principles and practices of sustainable farming and agriculture among the Grand Valley State University community. This group hopes to enrich the campus and surrounding communities with agrarian knowledge and experiences. There are meetings regularly for volunteer hours at the Sustainable Agriculture Project site, GVSU's campus farm on Luce Street. Connect with the Farm Club on Facebook and Instagram.
The GVSU Biology Club provides opportunities to build relationships with faculty and fellow students who have a similar interest in biology. You will also be given a chance to interact with the community through various events and gain awareness of career and research opportunities in biology-related fields. Any and all majors are welcome to participate!
Association of Student Geographers and Planners
The GVSU Association of Student Geographers and Planners is open to anyone who has an active interest in studying the world around us, exploring physical phenomena, the diverse and complex inhabitants that shape and transform boundaries, and the spatial and temporal aspects of the human impact on the natural environment whether terrestrial, atmospheric or nautical. This organization will increase student involvement in the Department of Geography and Planning and provides advice for those interested in engaging in the field of geography. Connect with ASGP on Instagram and Twitter.
The GVSU Geology Club exists to offer a friendly environment to all students interested in geology, rocks, minerals, environmental studies, or those who just like being outside. Connect with the Geology Club on Facebook.
GV Cage Free
GV Cage Free is an organization that educates students on the benefits of a cruelty-free/plant-based lifestyle, regarding the environment, the animals, and personal health. Vegetarians, vegans, and those who are just curious are all welcome to join! Connect with GV Cage Free on Facebook.
Habitat for Humanity
The GVSU chapter of Habitat for Humanity is a registered student organization existing under the guidelines set forth by the university. Members of Habitat for Humanity actively participate in the physical building of homes through the affiliate Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Therefore, the campus chapter assists in fundraising as well as advocacy for the affiliate, so that they may continue in their mission of providing affordable and adequate housing for those in need.
Parks, Adventure, and Recreation Club
PARC is a club created to inspire a love of adventure and encourage participation in the community. Their goal is to get members out of the classroom and encourage them to explore their surroundings through recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hammocking, etc. They want their members to have fun, meet new people, and explore. They believe the best way to do this is not through meetings, but through fun, low/no cost activities held throughout the year!
Seidman Sustainability Association
The Seidman Sustainability Association was created to educate and connect the community to the sustainability movement through the business perspective. The club aims to take action through meetings, events, and having conversations that make a difference in the environment. With a strong connection to the West Michigan community, SSA builds relationships with local companies to promote their business and highlight their sustainable actions with collaboration and joint participation.
Soil and Water Conservation Society
The GVSU SWCS participates in local conservation projects, including environmental clean-ups, habitat restorations, and similar community service activities. The organization's mission is to promote the science and art of soil, water and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. Connect with the Soil and Water Conservation Society on Facebook and Instagram.
GVSU Solar Racing Team
GVSU Solar Racing is a student organization with the goal of successfully competing in the American Solar Challenge. The organization's goal is to establish a club that appreciates and embraces the alternative energy improvements in the automotive industry. They are driven to not only be future engineers, but future leaders in the world of technological advances. Connect with the Solar Racing Team on Facebook.