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


Student and Faculty Spotlights

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - D. Cope

Your name: Dan Cope Pronouns: she/her/hers Educational Background and Specialization: B.A. English Literature, Miami University, 2013 M.A. English Literature, Grand Valley State University, 2017Research interests include: Rust Belt Literature; Working

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See What We Are About: Upcoming Events

Faculty Scholarship Showcase

February 25, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Featuring presentations from the following faculty members on their research or recent publication: Tracy Flemming, IRIS Visiting Professor Anthony Meyer, Peter Wampler, IRIS Shared Faculty...

What the Eyes Don't See - Dr. Hanna-Attisha

March 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley is participating as a partner in the Great Michigan Read and will welcome author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to campus in the winter 2020 semester. Join...

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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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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