Mission and Values
Through collaboration, consultation, and leadership with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners, the Division of Inclusion and Equity at GVSU is committed to fostering a community that empowers learners in their pursuits, professions, and purpose, while advancing GVSU’s framework for equity, diversity, and inclusion. The division supports sustainable and strategic institutional efforts to engage all members of the community, while also intentionally advocating for and uplifting historically underrepresented communities. By promoting social justice and equitable practices across campus, the division's work strengthens GVSU's commitment to excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service, thereby enriching society and promoting positive change.
The Division of Inclusion and Equity at GVSU shares in the university's vision of preparing globally minded citizens for the future they face and the communities they shape. As a transformative force, the division leads the way in advancing GVSU's goal of becoming a national model for equity, inclusion, and social justice. Through pioneering, innovative, and dynamic leadership, the division works tirelessly to create a culture of belonging and foster an environment where all members of the community can thrive. By centering equity and inclusion in all of our academic and professional programs, we prepare students for a lifetime of continual learning and growth and contribute to a more just and equitable society.
The Framework for Inclusion and Equity at GVSU articulates the university’s understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It sets the stage for the next phase of our commitment to advance diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Grand Valley believes that equity and inclusion makes each member of our community better and is fundamental to what it means to be a Laker.