Division of Inclusion and Equity

Annual César Chávez commemoration transitions to three days of virtual events

The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez will host a 20th Anniversary Gala with virtual opportunities spread over three days.

Oct 16, 2020


GVSU community members march in solidarity for Black lives

More than 100 GVSU students, faculty and staff members marched through the Allendale Campus in solidarity for racial equality.

Oct 9, 2020


COVID-19 Call Center volunteers provide compassion, empathy, resources

More than 35 volunteer faculty and staff members have listened empathetically and offered resources to hundreds of students, parents and supporters who have called the GVSU COVID-19 Call Center.

Sep 22, 2020


University earns national recognition for diversity, inclusion outreach on campus

Insight Into Diversity, the nation's oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, awarded Grand Valley and 89 other institutions the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award September 1.

Sep 1, 2020


Orientations for new students of color focus on building community

Taylen Inthisane is a first-year student from Grand Haven. While he plans to commute to campus for classes, Inthisane was among 40 students who attended the first Asian Student Orientation. The mostly virtual orientation was held August 24-25. It was one of four orientations held for diverse student populations to help build community and introduce campus resources and services.

Aug 26, 2020


Pulse surveys reveal students, faculty, staff confident in university's response to COVID-19

Surveys to gauge how students, faculty and staff members feel about returning to campus showed they are mostly confident in Grand Valley's response to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Jul 31, 2020


Laker Familia, other resources help student leader feel comfortable on campus

When Elizabeth Perez-Vazquez graduates next year with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science, she will be the first in her family with a college degree.

Jun 30, 2020


Volunteer networks expand tutoring services, assist with food distribution during COVID-19

Volunteer networks of students, faculty and staff members from Grand Valley continue to assist Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 26, 2020


GVSU named "Best in Michigan" for LGBTQ students

Grand Valley is included in the 2020 ranking of "The Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students in Each State.

Jun 19, 2020


GVSU staff member encourages community to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a holiday that brings people together to celebrate community, listen to speakers, sing and enjoy food. Takeelia Garrett, the student ombuds and co-chair of the Black Faculty and Staff Association at Grand Valley, said this year the celebration means even more.

Jun 18, 2020