Division of Inclusion and Equity

Forge your character and build a foundation: MLK Week speaker

The Hauenstein Center and the Office of Inclusion & Equity welcomed TaRita Johnson as their event's keynote speaker as part of Grand Valley's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.

Jan 19, 2024


'Team Dream' advocates for more access to pools, swimming lessons

The film and panel discussion continued events during MLK Commemoration Week.

Jan 18, 2024



Area educational institutions partner to bring Melissa Harris-Perry as speaker during MLK event

The author and educator will give three presentations in West Michigan, including during a January 16 event at the Kirkhof Center.

Jan 8, 2024


myProfile portal expands equity efforts by adding pronouns, demographic information

The portal allows voluntary inclusive data collection such as a user's pronouns and, if a person chooses, their sexual orientation and gender identification.

Dec 11, 2023


Kimmerer: 'What does the Earth ask of us?'

The author of Braiding Sweetgrass gave a presentation before a standing-room-only crowd in the Kirkhof Center.

Nov 8, 2023


New space gives Native American students a place to host events, build community

As Grand Valley begins Native American Heritage Month celebrations, Native students have a new space to find community.

Sep 26, 2023


National report: GVSU is third highest producer of Latino graduates in state

Grand Valley is the third highest producer of Latino graduates in Michigan, according to a new report by Excelencia in Education.

Jul 19, 2023


Speaker: 'Through food, we learn about the Black roots of Juneteenth'

The keynote speaker for Grand Valley's inaugural celebration said connecting food to Juneteenth is a long-standing tradition for Black Americans and a way for all Americans to better understand the nation's newest federal holiday.

Jun 19, 2023


Bernal named to Crain's list of notable DEI leaders

President Philomena V. Mantella called Bernal 'the standard bearer for educational equity'

May 30, 2023