Division News & Statements


Shontaye Witcher has been named interim director of Disability Support Resources.

October 16, 2015

Shontaye Witcher has been named interim director of Disability Support Resources. Witcher replaces Kathleen VanderVeen, who was named assistant vice president for Inclusion and Equity.

Fall 2015 Newsletter Now Out

September 25, 2015

Updates from the Division of Inclusion and Equity were sent to all faculty, staff, and students via email on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Campus climate survey planned, information sessions set

September 21, 2015

Students, faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in an anonymous campus climate survey in November, answering questions about what it's like to live, learn and work at Grand Valley. Story by Michele Coffill in University Communications.

GVSU named finalist in presidential community service and interfaith challenge

September 18, 2015

Grand Valley State University has been named a top-five finalist in the fifth annual Presidential Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge among more than 500 campuses from 24 countries and six continents. (GVNow Article by Matthew Makowski)

Spiritual Life Night encourages students to explore interfaith organizations

September 16, 2015

Inclusive Prayer and Meditation Space Open House and Spiritual Life Fair. Posted 9/16/2015. Article by Matthew Makowski in University Communications.

Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency gives GVSU gold ranking

August 7, 2015

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has recognized Grand Valley State University as a Veteran-Friendly School at the Gold (highest) level.

Statement Reaffirming Values of Inclusiveness & Community

April 9, 2015

Statement given by President Thomas Haas and Vice President of Inclusion and Equity Jesse Bernal on April 9th, 2015.

Interfaith leader to speak in West Michigan

January 5, 2015

One of the world's foremost interfaith leaders will visit West Michigan to discuss the relevance of interfaith leadership in current societies and on college campuses with Grand Valley students and community members.

Reported Bias Incidents Summary

August 18, 2014

Reported Biased Incidents Summary Winter Semester 2014 There were 35 bias incidents reported to the Dean of Students Office during the winter semester 2014. We had two incidents where multiple reports were submitted (9 for one, and 3 for the other

Inclusion & Equity Newsletter Spring 2014

June 10, 2014

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