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Advising at Grand Valley

Academic advising is a critical partner in fostering your success at GVSU and beyond GVSU as you transition into a career, graduate school, or wherever your choices and opportunities lead you.  This site contains important information about academic advising resources available at GVSU.  In addition, you can link to resources across the University to help explore academic majors and careers, find important student support services, and connect with important academic advising tools.

Academic Advising at GVSU

Chemistry Success Center

The Chemistry Success Center (PAD 399) provides free support for students enrolled in chemistry courses, including:

  • Walk-in tutoring
  • Faculty office hours
  • Current textbooks for use in the center
  • Access to model kits, computers, and calculators


Mathematics Center

The Mathematics Tutoring Center is a place for students in many levels of math classes to get FREE help on both campuses. Tutoring is done by GVSU undergraduate students and department faculty.  We are here to help with content, calculators and much more.  Bring specific questions and be prepared to participate!

Speech Lab

Speech Lab consultants are trained to work with clients on all elements of the speechmaking process including: topic selection, organization, supporting materials, and most importantly, practicing delivery. Sessions can be scheduled to help with in-class speech assignments, or with public presentations such as wedding toasts, a sales pitch, or award presentations.

Statistics Center

The Statistics Tutoring Center is a place for students in many levels of stat classes to get FREE help on both campuses. Tutoring is done by GVSU undergraduate and graduate students as well as department faculty.  We are here to help with content, calculators and much more.  Bring specific questions and be prepared to participate!

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center provides student success services to assist students in achieving their educational goals. 

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship provides support for undergraduates to pursue the research and creative practice in their discipline

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS)

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship provides support for undergraduates to pursue the research and creative practice in their discipline. Essentially, we support curious students, by connecting them with ways to discover, research, and explore. Students work with faculty on student initiated, or faculty initiated research. OURS provides support for students who are interested in research opportunities, as well as some of our most advanced student scholars

Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) & Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is SLA? An academic support program that is available to all interested students. 

What is PASS? A learning enhancement program designed to improve the ways in which students prepare for class.

More details about SLA and PASS.

The Tutoring and Reading Center

At The Tutoring and Reading Center, you can meet weekly with a qualified peer tutor to cover content questions, study strategies, and exam review. A great choice for many 100 & 200 level courses to help improve your performance in class.  The Tutoring and Reading Center also offers drop-in and appointment sessions for students to build reading comprehension skills, learn how to be a more effective reader, and learn how to "hack" reading in college.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can make an appointment or take advantage of drop-in hours simply by coming into the center with a draft of their writing. 

Student Support Services

Career Center

Beginning your career journey may seem overwhelming.  Whether you have a major or career in mind, or if you are feeling completely undecided, there are small steps you can take during your time in college that will lead to a positive impact on your life after GVSU. The Career Center can help you discover these steps. 

Disability Support Resources (DSR)

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.

Division of Inclusion and Equity

Through collaboration, consultation, and leadership with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners, the Division of Inclusion and Equity advances GVSU’s social justice framework for equity and inclusion.  The division coordinates sustainable and strategic institutional efforts to engage all members of the community while also intentionally supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented communities. The division’s work furthers the university's liberal education and student-centered mission.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Grand Valley State University is a great place for students to invest in their futures. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships can help you maximize your investment by working with you to determine how to most effectively meet your unique needs. 


Grand Valley State University is more than just a place to learn. It’s a place to find connections, opportunities, experience, and yourself. There’s no better way to do it all than by living on campus. Grand Valley's living centers offer all the features you want with on-campus conveniences and advantages, which is why more and more students have decided to stay, and why many who left are coming back. Whether it is unique social experiences, the readily available academic resources and support, convenient dining options, or relief of paying only one bill that has you thinking about living on campus, we truly hope you stay on campus. 

Intersections: An Initiative of the Social Justice Centers

The purpose of Intersections Events and Initiatives is to look at our complex world through multiple dimensions including race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion/worldview and class status, among others. By examining our various identities, we come to a deeper understanding of how they differently situate people in the economic, political and social world. This analysis also provides opportunities for participants to consider how privilege advantages certain groups of people while disadvantaging others.

These efforts reflect the commitment of the Campus Interfaith Resources, Disability Support Resources, Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Social Justice Education, and Pathways to College - units in the Division of Inclusion and Equity - to utilize a social justice and intersectional framework in our collective work.

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus. Through its comprehensive programs and services, OMA fosters an appreciation and respect for the history, tradition, and culture of different ethnic groups, and empowers students to be active learners.

Padnos International Center

The Padnos International Center helps students explore Study Abroad opportunities and to develop an appreciation and awareness of diverse cultures, people, and ideas.

The Registrar

The Registrar's Office maintains all academic records and are here to serve students, staff, and faculty with their records related requests. Need assistance registering for classes, requesting a transcript, or applying to graduate? The Registrar's Office can help!

Replenish: A Food Resource for Students

Replenish is the food resource for all students who face financial obligations/struggles that compromise their food access.

Replenish provides food and personal care items to meet the short-term challenges that students may face when unable to purchase such items. Simply come in with your current student ID and complete an intake form.  Once the form is complete you will be given a bag (unless you have your own) to use as you pick and choose the items you need.

University Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is composed of trained professionals committed to improving the mental health of the GVSU student body through counseling, education & consultation. They offer the following counseling services to all currently registered GVSU students free of charge:

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Special Events & Seminars
  • Consultation & Referral
  • Emergency Services
  • Peer Education Program

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