Civic Engagement

Grand Valley again named a Voter Friendly Campus

Grand Valley has been selected as one of 231 higher education institutions across the country to receive a Voter Friendly Campus designation for 2021-22.

Mar 11, 2021


Public administration junior selected for national civic engagement fellowship

Sam Jacobs, a junior majoring in public administration, was named to the 2021 class of Newman Civic Fellows, an initiative of Campus Compact.

Mar 8, 2021


Dozens of GVSU students vote on campus; Mantella encourages dignity and respect

Dozens of Grand Valley students waited in line on Election Day to cast their ballot at the satellite Allendale Township Clerk's Office on campus.

Nov 3, 2020


Faculty, staff can use paid time off to vote, work polls November 3

Faculty and staff members can use paid time off to vote and/or work the polls in the 2020 presidential election under new guidance from Human Resources.

Oct 8, 2020


Four from GVSU recognized for service by Campus Compact for Michigan

Four Grand Valley community members were recognized for their civic contributions by Campus Compact of Michigan, a 24-member coalition of institutions dedicated to expanding opportunities for civic engagement and community service.

Jun 5, 2020


GVSU staff member to present in statewide virtual summit on student voting

The Michigan Student Voting summit is sponsored by Campus Vote Project and the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge. GVSU hosted the summit in the spring of 2019 and is assisting with planning this year's event.

May 20, 2020


Sec. Benson encourages GVSU students to vote during visit 

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's visit September 24 was in recognition of National Voter Registration Day. Students, faculty and staff members had the opportunity to register to vote at the secretary of state's mobile unit. 

Sep 24, 2019


Mobile registration unit to visit GVSU on National Voter Registration Day

Students, faculty and staff members at Grand Valley can register to vote at the Secretary of State's Mobile Unit when it visits the Allendale and Pew Grand Rapids campuses. 

Sep 19, 2019


Westside project team wins Laker Effect Challenge

A team of Kirkhof College of Nursing students and faculty and The Other Way Ministries staff members won $5,000 during the Laker Effect Challenge to implement their idea of promoting disaster preparedness through a Halloween fun house.

Apr 25, 2019


Partnerships highlighted at Civic Engagement Showcase

Thirty teams of students, faculty and staff, and community members illustrated their collaborative projects and initiatives at the Civic Engagement Showcase held April 11 at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Apr 12, 2019