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

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - C. Yared

Christine Yared, J.D., Adjunct Professor she/her/hers BackgroundMichigan State University, B.S., Business Administration Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

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INFORMATION FOR CURRENT GVSU STUDENTS AND FACULTY ABOUT COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

GVSU's Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation closely. IRIS faculty and students are encouraged to please consult the department's resource pages for more information to support both students and faculty through online learning. This includes alternative suggestions for how to meet co-curricular assignments.

ALL GVSU CLASSES ARE BEING HELD REMOTELY THROUGH THE END OF WINTER 2020 SEMESTER. SPRING 2020 CLASSES WILL ALSO BE HELD ENTIRELY ONLINE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK INTO THE GVSU WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES/INFORMATION.

Faculty Resources (including support for remote teaching)

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See What We Are About: Upcoming Events

22nd Annual Celebrating All Walks of Life Pow Wow

April 4, 2020 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

From the GVSU Native American Student Association: A Pow Wow is a community gathering and celebration of culture through ceremony, song, dance, feasting and socializing. Traditional Pow Wows include...

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IRIS IN THE NEWS

LEADS Online Accelerated Bachelor's Degree for Adult Students

February 13, 2020

The LEADS program delivers an integrative studies bachelor's degree PLUS a certificate in one of four skill categories that employers are asking for by name: leadership, data analytics, project management, or global communication.

Shaping Narratives

January 21, 2020

We are so excited to see the incredible work of the "Shaping Narratives" team brought to a national audience. This path-breaking effort takes a new approach to public media - training community leaders of color of storytellers through broadcast media.

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