Office of Multicultural Affairs

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

Member of Central Park Five, documentarian will give keynotes during MLK week

A member of the exonerated Central Park Five and a faculty member who directed and produced a documentary about the Flint water crisis will be keynote speakers during a week of events on campus that commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dec 10, 2019

GVSU events to celebrate Native American heritage

Grand Valley's annual Native American Heritage Celebration will include activities, lectures and presentations in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Oct 10, 2019

GVSU events to celebrate Hispanic heritage

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a series of events for its annual Hispanic Heritage celebration, including lectures, celebrations and more. 

Sep 26, 2019

Grand Valley to host 21st annual Pow Wow

Native American dances, songs and food will be part of the 21st annual "Celebrating All Walks of Life Traditional Pow Wow" taking place Saturday, April 6 at Grand Valley State University. 

Apr 2, 2019