National Diversity & Inclusion Recognition (2019 - Present)

INSIGHT Into Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

The INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award annually recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Grand Valley has been recognized for this award from 2019-2022.

HEED 2019
HEED 2020
HEED 2021
HEED 2022

Diverse Organizational Impact and Transformation Certification

The DOIT Certification benchmarks progress toward institutional transformative diversity leadership. Grand Valley was selected from over 300 applicants as one of three inaugural winners of the national DOIT certification in 2023.

Diverse Organizational Impact and Transformation Certification

Further Recognition

  • NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association Award for Diversity and Inclusion (2023)
  • Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award (2012, 2019 - 2022)
  • Seal of Excelencia (2019 - 2023)
  • Gold Star Status by the Michigan Veterans Affair Agency (2014 - 2022)
  • Director of Athletics (Keri Becker) received the MI-ACE Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award (2022)
  • Nationally recognized for commitment to first-generation student success (2022)
  • Recognized among the top colleges for indigenous students by Advancing Indigenous People in STEM (2023)
  • INSIGHT Jesse L. Moore Supplier Diversity Award (2021)
  • Named Best for Vets College by the Military Times (2021)
  • Nationally recognized in two HBCU/HSI outreach programs (2021)
  • Only Division II school to receive a perfect score from LGBTQ advocacy group Athlete Ally on its Athletic Equality Index (2021)
  • Given the highest rating on one of four pillars used to evaluate diversity and inclusion by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (2020)
  • Named best university in Michigan for LGBTQ+ Students by Campus Pride and BestColleges (2020)
  • Bronze Level Award for ASEE Diversity Recognition (2019)
  • AACN Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award (2019)
  • Recognized by ALL IN as a Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting (2022)
  • Gold status by the Military Advanced Education and Victory Media (2022-2023)

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