Division of Inclusion and Equity

Yale professor: Prejudice, discrimination persist due to idea of "iconic ghetto"

Elijah Anderson, the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University, spoke as part of Grand Valley's King Commemoration Week, discussing how the stereotypes associated with the "iconic ghetto" linger to this day.

Jan 20, 2022


MLK week presenter gives audience action steps to make changes

Grand Valley graduate Littisha Bates admittedly struggled to find hope during her presentation highlighting the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 19, 2022


MLK week opens with call from keynote speaker to continue 'watering seeds planted by King'

The daughter of a man whose life intersected with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opened Grand Valley's commemoration week events by saying the two men "planted the seeds we are still watering and nurturing today."

Jan 17, 2022


Slate of speakers will reflect on legacy of King during commemoration week events

To commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Grand Valley will host four virtual or in-person presentations by speakers and a day of service.

Jan 11, 2022


GVSU names new director of Title IX office

Kevin Carmody currently serves as civil rights and Title IX coordinator at Alma College, a position he has held since 2018.

Dec 7, 2021


Deadline extended for campus climate survey

The deadline to participate in the 2021 myGVSU Campus Climate Survey has been extended to Wednesday, December 8.

Dec 1, 2021


Campus survey results used to inform policies; survey opens November 17

Students, faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in the seventh campus climate survey to report their perception and experiences of what it's like to live, learn and work at Grand Valley.

Nov 10, 2021


Seventh campus climate survey will open in mid-November

Students, faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in Grand Valley's seventh campus climate survey when it is operational from November 17-December 1.

Oct 14, 2021


GVSU again earns national recognition for committing to diversity, inclusion

This marks the fourth time GVSU has earned the HEED Award, also receiving it in 2020, 2019 and 2012.

Sep 21, 2021


President's supplier diversity statement aids inclusive campus environment

President Philomena V. Mantella issued a commitment to supplier diversity and said the statement will enhance the vibrancy of Grand Valley's community and assist in creating an inclusive campus.

May 27, 2021