Inclusion

Athletics' Walter Moore shaping GVSU's equity, inclusion efforts

Black History Month offers period of reflection for Athletic Department's SEA of Change initiative promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for first-year and transfer student athletes.

Feb 25, 2022


Graduate's journey speaks to importance of diversity, inclusion

Graci Harkema, '09, discussed the importance of diversity, inclusion and acceptance of identity during her Wheelhouse Talks session for the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.

Feb 11, 2022



Global fellowship awarded to experts addressing shortage and retention of educators of color

A GVSU community-based networking effort is part of the Steelcase Social Innovation Fellows cohort.

Feb 8, 2022


GVSU to celebrate Black History Month with multiple events, presentations throughout February

Grand Valley's Office of Multicultural Affairs will host events throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month.

Jan 26, 2022


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


Gift from former trustee supports students from HBCU/HSI Pipeline and Michigan

Former Grand Valley Board of Trustees member William "Bill" Pickard has initiated two funds designed to support students and help diversity West Michigan's talent pool.

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


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