Working at GVSU
At Grand Valley State University, we empower learners in their pursuits, professions, and purpose. The university enriches society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, advancement of equity, and public service.
The GVSU community is collaborative, inclusive, self-aware, goal- and growth-oriented. We value connection with fellow Lakers, both student and professional colleagues, and strive to challenge our existing state with innovative strategies. We are dedicated to student success, and the well-being of our community as a whole.
Read more about our Reach Higher 2025 strategic plan and process.
Learn about our employee benefits and opportunities.
Athletic & Recreation Facilities
Recreation & Wellness Resources
Discover Your Community at GVSU
Get a glimpse of what it's like to live in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and the surrounding areas.
GVSU Relocation ResourcesGVSU Transportation ServicesHello West Michigan Relocation ResourcesArea Chamber of Commerce InformationWest Wind Apartments (Short-term leases available)
Love the outdoors? You'll love what West Michigan has to offer.
Cannonsburg Ski Area: Skiing, Biking & Hiking
Enjoy the city life? Check out Grand Rapids!
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
West Michigan offers vast educational opportunities for all ages, including but not limited to:
- Allendale Public Schools
- Byron Center Public Schools
- Comstock Park Public Schools
- Coopersville Public Schools
- East Grand Rapids Public Schools
- Forest Hills Public Schools
- Grand Rapids Public Schools
- Grandville Public Schools
- Hudsonville Public Schools
- Jenison Public Schools
- Kentwood Public Schools
- Kenowa Hills Public Schools
- West Ottawa Public Schools
- Wyoming Public Schools
- Zeeland Public Schools
View all school districts in Michigan.
Check out child care and educational resources below.
GVSU Children Enrichment Center
AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool
Milestones Child Development Center
Orchard Hill Christian Preschool & Child Care
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development
Check out other area resources.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation