Legal Affairs and Risk Management Office Mission: To proactively support the University's vision, mission, values and strategic plan by providing legal counsel, training, risk management, compliance oversight and other assistance to institutional representatives.

Legal Counsel and Assistance: We provide legal counsel and assistance exclusively to Grand Valley State University representatives regarding University matters. All requests for legal services on behalf of the University must be directed to the Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Office. If you need personal legal advice or representation with regard to a personal matter, you may be able to obtain information or assistance from the resources listed in this link: Personal Legal Services.

Attorney-Client Privilege: Communications with the Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Office are protected by the privilege for attorney-client communications, and therefore are confidential, if they are made for the purpose of seeking legal advice and assistance on behalf of the University.

Anonymous Reporting - GVSU Anonymous Reporting is available for individuals who prefer to report concerns anonymously through a system hosted by a third-party provider.  This supplements existing reporting mechanisms at the University with another avenue to report behaviors that may be contradictory to our University values or policies.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this site is to inform GVSU faculty and staff of services provided by the Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Office. This information does not constitute legal advice. Our site does not endorse any linked sites nor does it assume any responsibility for the content found on these sites.