NETWORKS OF SUPPORT
Grand Valley State University is a community that moves swiftly to respond and care for one another. Even as we grapple with unprecedented circumstances, it’s in the nature of all Lakers to want to help. Following Michigan's “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” order in March 2020, President Mantella called on the entire community to harness our power, talent, intellectual capacity, and compassion to activate networks in key areas:
Our shared challenge is to be even more creative in the ways we support our community. Wearing a face mask, physical distancing, and staying home are the best ways an individual can help. Yet, there are certainly other needs in our community and a range of ways we can still serve. While in-person volunteer opportunities have been greatly reduced, remote volunteers and contributions are still needed. We must also be ready to support more physically when circumstances allow. While we may be further apart physically today, we must now, more than ever, continue to act as one university and one community as we continue to reach higher together.