Interfaith @ GVSU
At GVSU, we seek to support and celebrate the religious, secular, and spiritual diversity of our campus. As a unit within the Division of Inclusion and Equity, the Kaufman Interfaith Institute works to both accommodate the unique needs of various faith-based groups on campus while also proactively appreciating the richness of our diversity through educational and engaging programs.
Find Your Home
The GVSU Community is as diverse in faith, belief and philosophy of life as it is in other regards. There are lots of student organizations representing different religious, secular and spiritual beliefs. If you're looking to connect with a nearby faith community, we've also compiled a list of local houses of worship.
Faith-based, spiritual, and secular student organizations serve to enhance a student's spiritual life while providing fellowship & outreach opportunities.
Click through the gallery on the left to learn more about student organizations at GVSU.
If you don't see a student organization for your tradition or want more info about various student organizations, please fill out the form to the right.
Our staff meets regularly with the advisors of these groups allowing for great connections between us and our student organizations.
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Quick Finds and FAQs
INTERFAITH REFLECTION ROOMS
Thanks to resolutions by Student Senate and the University Academic Senate an interfaith reflection room was created in the Kirkhof Center in 2015. Because of GVSU's growing downtown presence and a resolution passed by Student Senate, a temporary reflection room for meditation and prayer has been created from 12-5 p.m. on the Pew Campus and a full time reflection room was created in CHS. These spaces are designed for students of all faiths/non-faiths to practice their traditions authentically and safely on GVSU's campus. More info
In accordance with the Religious Inclusion Policy, GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations for faculty, staff and students to observe their religious beliefs, except where accommodating the request would result in undue hardship on the University in its mission, operation or in meeting its academic standards.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please complete a Request for Religious Accommodation and submit it to your professor within the first two weeks of each semester or as soon as reasonably possible. For further information regarding this procedure, please see the Religious Inclusion Policy.