About

Making Waves about Water is a University-wide initiative, now housed in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, to create collaboration across campus among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with the community. The goal of the Initiative is to explore and investigate the many ways that water touches our lives, from being essential for life to defining GVSU in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The Initiative is about making connections between those engaged in water work and education through partnerships.

The broad goals of the initiative are:

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration: Creating cooperative learning for students, staff, and faculty and within the community

  • Geographic and institutional identity: Defining traits of GVSU as a liberal education institution in West Michigan

  • Resources and activities: Synthesizing learning across disciplines, locally, globally, and with intention

  • Empowering students to make waves through advocacy and community engagement

Making Waves logo

Logo designed by Sarah Tibbe, GVSU alum


Learn more about the Initiative in this one-page summary.