Join us in creating a Grand Valley that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone

From November 12-23, 2015, faculty, staff, and students were invited to participate in the university’s fifth climate survey – myGVSU Climate Survey 2015 – in which respondents were asked to indicate what it is like to learn, live, and work on campus. The survey was conducted as a direct result of goals set in the GVSU Strategic Plan 2016-2021 as well as its Framework for Inclusion and Equity. We are grateful to the almost 12,000 members of our community who took the time to share their insights and experiences and to the continued partnership and deep commitment to this work from individuals across campus.

Preliminary results were provided to the campus in Winter 2016 with a follow-up to the President’s Cabinet in Summer 2016. Our Climate Action Teams used the data reported in the Expanded Findings Report as well as additional analysis to make recommendations for changes to address climate disparities and advance equity at the university. The final open forum for the myGVSU 2015 Climate Survey project was held on March 30, 2017. The data request form opened in Summer 2017 and remained open for the 2017-2018 academic year. All reports and presentations related to the myGVSU Climate Survey 2015 are available at

The results of the survey continue to inform and reinvigorate our ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus where every single member of the community can be their authentic selves, proudly and safely. Join us in creating a Grand Valley that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone. The Division of Inclusion and Equity is available upon request to assist departments and committees in developing strategic actions that respond to the results of the survey. Additionally, departments and committees should share updates on actions/initiatives informed by the data to be posted to Have a question or comment? Email us at

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