Grand Valley Mission Statement

Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.

Residence Life Mission

Collaborating to provide opportunities for student learning and success through inclusive residential communities and experiences.


Model and provide a safe and inclusive learning environment, challenging students through opportunities for engagement and development.


The Office of Housing and Residence Life values the education and success of students and staff, through the following:

  • Liberal Education- liberal education through student development in critical thinking, self-awareness and active citizenship
  • Intercultural Competency- intercultural competency by providing inclusive and supportive environments where diverse voices and experiences are celebrated and personal growth is encouraged
  • Sustainability- triple bottom line sustainability, including 1. Economic (fiscal responsibility) 2. Environmental (physical surroundings) and 3. Social equity (employee hiring and development)

University Strategic Plan

Inclusion and Equity Implementation Plan

University Climate Study

Louie the Laker

Page last modified September 4, 2015