Division of Inclusion and Equity

Mantella among authors of letter to Congress urging permanent protection for DACA students

President Philomena V. Mantella and other university presidents sent a letter to Congress, urging members to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year to protect DACA recipients and Dreamers.

Dec 1, 2022


Olympic gold medalist sees historic win as a catalyst to give back, honor Indigenous traditions

From Olympic gold medalist to nonprofit founder and spokesperson, Mills' message continues to inspire indigenous athletes like himself.

Nov 18, 2022


Teach-In celebrates 10 years of raising awareness through collaborative sessions

The 10th Teach-In, with more than 30 sessions under the umbrella of "Power, Privilege and Difficult Dialogues," will offer two days of education on November 9-10 in Allendale and Grand Rapids.

Nov 2, 2022


Assistant Secretary of the Interior sees move toward honesty as path to more equitable opportunity for Native Americans

Top Indian Affairs official addresses GVSU about the future of schooling for Indigenous communities.

Oct 31, 2022


Bernal named to Crain's list of LGBTQ leaders

Jesse Bernal, chief of staff to the president and vice president for Inclusion and Equity, was named a 2022 Notable LGBTQ Business Leader by Crain's Detroit Business.

Oct 5, 2022


Igniting action: Institute's facilitators will enhance, lead meaningful campus DEI work

The Inclusion and Equity Institute has expanded its offerings and now serves as an umbrella for DEI work being done on campus.

Oct 4, 2022


GVSU again recognized nationally for its commitment to Latino student success

Grand Valley was among 15 national higher education institutions to be recognized for its commitment to Latino student success during a September 30 ceremony.

Sep 30, 2022


University initiative will create culture of civil conversation, interrupt polarization

Four campus partners have collaborated to bring to Grand Valley and the community a yearlong series of programs designed to foster a culture of civil conversation and provide participants with tools to interrupt polarization.

Aug 25, 2022


Carmody: Any proposed Title IX changes would be years away from implementation

Kevin Carmody, director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator, said proposed U.S. Department of Education changes to Title IX regulations may bring more flexibility for institutions but any implementation will be years away.

Aug 16, 2022


Schaner earns AP Achievement Award

Betty Schaner received the AP Achievement Award, the employment group's highest recognition, during an April 19 ceremony.

Apr 20, 2022