Training leaders who make a positive difference in their lives, careers, communities, and the world.

As a student you invest a lot in your education. We are invested in you. Our academic programs prepare students to solve complex problems, be engaged citizens, and develop the skills that are needed by today's employers.

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Our programs include:

  • Undergraduate degrees in Integrative Studies (BA, BS) and Religious Studies (BA, BS, major and minor)
  • Graduate degree in Social Innovation (Professional Master of Arts)
  • Certificate in Intercultural Competence
  • Badge in Intercultural Competence (available to both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students)
  • Degree completion pathways, including the new LEADS Program

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Student and Faculty Spotlights

Krista Benson, Ph.D. Pew Teaching with Technology Award

Krista Benson, Ph.D. Pew Teaching with Technology Award

IRIS Congratulates and Celebrates Professor Krista Benson - 2020 Pew Teaching with Technology Award

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See What We Are About: Upcoming Events

Winter 2021 INT 495 Senior Showcase

April 17, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The IRIS Dept is once again proud to showcase remarkable students presenting their work! Please join us on Saturday, April 17th at 9am to hear student presentations on their senior theses and projects. Register...

Social Innovation Graduate Student Research Presentations

April 28, 2021 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Students, faculty, and friends of the Social Innovation Graduate Program are invited to join the students of SI 690 Research Design and SI 693 Master's Project as...

Social Innovation Master's Degree: Virtual Info Session

May 6, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

You’re invited to a virtual info session to learn more about Grand Valley's graduate program in Social Innovation.  The Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation...

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IRIS IN THE NEWS

Krista Benson, Ph.D. Pew Teaching with Technology Award

Krista Benson, Ph.D. Pew Teaching with Technology Award

Congratulations to Professor Krista Benson on being selected for the 2020 Pew Teaching with Technology Award!

Feb 2, 2021

Professor Denise Goerisch Book Published

Professor Denise Goerisch Book Published

We are excited to share that IRIS Professor Dr. Denise Goerisch, Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor, had had a book published, The True Cost of College (Palgrave MacMillan).

Sep 28, 2020

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