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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

What did IRIS Faculty do over the summer? Spotlight

What did IRIS Faculty do over the summer?

"This summer was a quite busy one for me as I was teaching online, but fortunately I was able to spend some time to travel with my families in July! We spent a few days visiting western Michigan and enjoyed the beautiful beaches." -Professor Haixia Liu

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See What We Are About: Upcoming Events

Do you know whose land you're on? A Land Acknowledgment Series for Faculty and Staff

October 27, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Andrea Riley Mukavetz (Chippewa of Thames First Nation/Crane Clan), assistant professor of integrative, religious, and intercultural studies, will facilitate a professional development opportunity...

Do you know whose land you're on? A Land Acknowledgment Series for Faculty and Staff

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

Andrea Riley Mukavetz (Chippewa of Thames First Nation/Crane Clan), assistant professor of integrative, religious, and intercultural studies, will facilitate a professional development opportunity...

Social Innovation Master's Degree: Virtual Info Session

November 17, 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...

Social Innovation Master's Project Presentations- Fall 2021

November 30, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students, faculty, and friends of the Social Innovation Graduate Program are invited to join the students of SI 690 and SI 693 as they present their research proposals and final...

Social Innovation Master's Degree: Virtual Info Session

February 17, 2022 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...

Social Innovation Master's Project Presentations- Winter 2022

April 13, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students, faculty, and friends of the Social Innovation Graduate Program are invited to join the students of SI 690 and SI 693 as they present their research proposals and final...

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IRIS IN THE NEWS

Visiting Faculty in IRIS

Visiting Faculty in IRIS

The Story of "When Water Moves" ~ Ari is a poet, dancer and choreographer. She also happens to be married to the captain of the Nauti-Cat, and though her roots are in Detroit, she had also enthusiastically fallen in love with these more northern waters.

Oct 25, 2021

Associate Professor Kimberly McKee featured in podcast

Associate Professor Kimberly McKee featured in podcast

Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Assoc. Professor Kimberly McKee was recently a guest on the podcast "Let's Grab Coffee with SunAh to discuss "Adoption, Immigratin, and Citizenship Rights

Oct 21, 2021

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