Office of Multicultural Affairs

GVSU to celebrate life of Cesar Chavez

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Latino Student Union have collaborated to host two local non-profit organizations for a panel discussion to share information with students about the work they do and how students can get involved.

Mar 28, 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



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