Office of Multicultural Affairs

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


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


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


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


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


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


Division of Inclusion and Equity hosts webinar for newly admitted students, families

Admitted students and their families learned more about Grand Valley's culture and community during a webinar June 4 hosted by the Division of Inclusion and Equity.

Jun 4, 2020


Governor appoints Dang to task force to study COVID-19 racial disparities

Connie Dang, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and special assistant for Inclusive Community Outreach, is one of 23 people appointed to a COVID-19 task force by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Apr 21, 2020


Staff, faculty member on front line confronting xenophobia, racism around COVID-19

Anxiety, misinformation and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to a rise in harassment, racial and bias attacks against Asians and Asian Americans.

Mar 31, 2020


Staff member's passion for advocating for undocumented students leads to securing grant

Adriana Almanza, assistant director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is passionate about advocating for undocumented students and recently helped a coalition receive its first grant to support that work.

Feb 19, 2020