Division News & Statements


Statement Regarding Trump Administration announcement to end DACA with 6-month delay

September 5, 2017

Statement from President Thomas J. Haas reiterating Grand Valley's commitment to support of all students, including undocumented students in response to the Trump administration's announcement of changes to the DACA executive order.

Message from Vice President Bernal: Religious Inclusion at GVSU

August 30, 2017

As a reminder, Grand Valley maintains a Religious Inclusion Policy that commits the university to accommodate religious and faith observances and holidays for students, faculty and staff members.

Message from Provost Cimitile & Vice President Bernal: Free Speech & Expressive Activities

August 28, 2017

Grand Valley State University will protect free speech, but we stand by our values in being a place of inclusion. A resource page has also been created for faculty and staff at www.gvsu.edu/inclusion/expresiveactivities.

500 first-year students attend Social Justice Celebration

August 28, 2017

More than 500 first-year students attended the Inclusion and Equity Social Justice Celebration on Friday, August 26.

Orientations held for students of color

August 24, 2017

This year for the first time, an orientation was held for first-year African American students. The Black Excellence Orientation followed the same model as Laker Familia, now in its fourth year of serving new Latino/a students.

Statement Condemning Incidents of Hate at UVA and Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

A community space for dialogue and support has been organized for August 16 from noon-1pm in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (1240 KC). For information or questions, please contact inclusion@gvsu.edu or 616-331-3296.

Inaugural Native American youth camp held on campus

June 30, 2017

Nearly 20 high school students were on campus this week participating in an inaugural Native American youth camp. Sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity, the Anishinaabe Leadership Camp concluded Thursday, June 29.

Town Hall meeting to discuss sexual assault and safety scheduled

March 30, 2017

Student Senate, in collaboration with the Division of Inclusion and Equity, will host a Town Hall about preventing and responses to campus sexual assault and campus safety on Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room.

myGVSU Climate Survey Update

March 30, 2017

Updates on the 2015 Climate Survey project.

Winter newsletter released

March 1, 2017

The Division of Inclusion and Equity's Winter 2017 newsletter was distributed to faculty, staff, and students on March 1, 2017.

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