Division of Inclusion and Equity

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


Mantella says GVSU is positioned well for the future; update given on plan for racial equity and inclusion

Grand Valley is stronger and positioned well for the future after facing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Philomena V. Mantella said during an April 30 virtual Board of Trustees meeting.

Apr 30, 2021


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella said GVSU will continue to use education and advocacy to create change and will prioritize criminal justice reform.

Apr 20, 2021


Annual event celebrates legacy of Cesar Chavez

This year's theme highlights unity with a focus on lifting others out of the pandemic

Mar 26, 2021


GVSU among nine institutions in country honored for supplier diversity programs

Grand Valley was among nine colleges and universities to be recognized nationally for taking proactive steps to support minority-owned businesses through its supplier diversity program.

Mar 10, 2021


Black History Month events aid in desire for connection, understanding

The celebration of Black History Month on campus looked different in February than in previous years but the desire for community and understanding remained.

Feb 24, 2021


White House correspondent delivers message of 'moving forward' during community MLK event

On the same day National Guard troops surrounded the nation's Capitol building following a siege, a White House correspondent gave a message of hope as she reflected on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 18, 2021


White House correspondent to deliver keynote address at virtual MLK event

GVSU, GRCC and Davenport University have partnered to bring this event to the West Michigan community.

Jan 13, 2021


Donations help Replenish end the semester on a high note

'Tis the season of giving, and several Grand Valley staff members took the saying to heart to help Replenish, the university's food pantry and food resource for students.

Dec 17, 2020


Award-winning journalist will give virtual address during annual MLK commemoration event

GVSU has partnered with GRCC and Davenport University to bring Yamiche Alcindor's presentation to the West Michigan community.

Dec 9, 2020