Reach Higher 2025

myProfile portal expands equity efforts by adding pronouns, demographic information

The portal allows voluntary inclusive data collection such as a user's pronouns and, if a person chooses, their sexual orientation and gender identification.

Dec 11, 2023


Reach Higher Showcase provides stage for action and innovation

Inaugural event highlights more than 120 faculty, staff and student initiatives

Apr 21, 2023


Reach Higher Showcase to highlight cutting-edge work of faculty, staff

The Reach Higher Showcase is an interactive, multimedia exhibition highlighting the innovative work of faculty and university departments that propels Grand Valley toward the commitments of the Reach Higher 2025 strategic plan.

Apr 18, 2023



Igniting action: Institute's facilitators will enhance, lead meaningful campus DEI work

The Inclusion and Equity Institute has expanded its offerings and now serves as an umbrella for DEI work being done on campus.

Oct 4, 2022


Teaching Lodge on campus provides space for Native students

Students, faculty and alumni worked collaboratively with community members to build a traditional Native teaching lodge on Grand Valley's campus, the first lodge built on public university land in Michigan.

Aug 8, 2022


GVSU sets direction for future

The university's Board of Trustees voted to approve the Reach Higher 2025 strategic plan.

Feb 18, 2022


Mantella highlights educational equity, lifetime learning at GVSU Board of Trustees meeting

President Philomena V. Mantella told members of the Board of Trustees the campus has been working together to complete Reach Higher 2025, the universityýs strategic plan for the next four years.

Nov 5, 2021


Mantella says GVSU is positioned well for the future; update given on plan for racial equity and inclusion

Grand Valley is stronger and positioned well for the future after facing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Philomena V. Mantella said during an April 30 virtual Board of Trustees meeting.

Apr 30, 2021


Reach Higher 2025 hits milepost with draft Values, Mission and Vision for university

An April 26 update outlined the process so far and invited reflection on the proposed language.

Apr 26, 2021