Inclusion

LGBTQ advocacy group gives Grand Valley athletics top mark

Grand Valley became the only Division II school to receive a perfect score from LGBTQ advocacy group Athlete Ally on its Athletic Equality Index which grades athletic departments across metrics of inclusion, non-discrimination and training on LGBTQ issues.

Nov 18, 2021


Students from HBCU learn more about GVSU's graduate programs during campus tour

Students from Saint Augustine's University in North Carolina visited campus November 1-2 to learn more about Grand Valley master's degree programs in engineering and computer science.

Nov 2, 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


GVSU leaders sign second agreement in HBCU pipeline program

GVSU leaders signed a second agreement with a Historically Black College/University, giving students at Saint Augustine's University in North Carolina opportunities to earn master's degrees in advanced computing or engineering fields in as little as five years.

Sep 20, 2021


New students participating in Laker Connections find immediate communities

Hundreds of diverse students who participated in Laker Connection orientations immediately found communities on campus.

Aug 26, 2021


GVSU earns national recognition for two programs with outreach to HBCU/HSIs

Two Grand Valley programs focused on helping underrepresented students advance in STEM disciplines and careers received national recognition.

Aug 16, 2021


Facing teacher shortage, TRIO program focuses on recruiting, preparing future educators

As the nation faces a teacher shortage, the program focuses on recruiting and preparing students who would be future educators.

Jul 30, 2021


Mantella joins national alliance; signs letter to Congress urging help for immigrant students

President Mantella is a new steering committee member for the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

Jul 19, 2021


Faculty member selected for NEH Summer Institute focused on works of 20th century Black author

Ayana Weekley will spend part of her summer studying Zora Neale Hurston, an early 20th century Black author whose works have found reinvigorated interest.

Jun 23, 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