GVSU and the PAS program offer numerous student services to help you succeed while enrolled in the PAS program. These services are available to students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses. These student services are available to support you physically, mentally, academically, and financially.
Student Health Services
GVSU PAS program students at the Grand Rapids campus can access in-person or virtual appointments at Trinity Health Medical Group-Primary Care-GVSU, GVSU Family Health Center, and GVSU Injury Care Clinic. GVSU PAS program students at the Traverse City campus can access in-person appointments at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Health Services and virtual appointments at Trinity Health Medical Group, Primary Care-GVSU, GVSU Family Health Center, and GVSU Injury Care Clinic. Numerous local healthcare clinics are also available in the local Grand Rapids and Traverse City areas.
Mental Health Services
GVSU PAS program students at both campuses can access services through the GVSU Counseling Center. Students at the Traverse City campus can access all services remotely except for group therapy.
Substance Use Services
GVSU PAS program students at both campuses can access services through GVSU’s Alcohol and Other Drug Services. Students at the Traverse City campus can access all services remotely except group therapy.
GVSU does not require domestic students to provide evidence that they are covered by health insurance but strongly encourages all students to be insured. F-1 international students are strongly recommended but not required to have health insurance. J-1 international students are required by Federal Law to be covered by health insurance. Student insurance can be purchased through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Michigan Plan, and the Federal Health Insurance Exchange. GVSU students must be covered under the Chubb International Insurance Plan if they participate in an approved credit-bearing overseas activity. This policy is also available to students participating in GVSU-supported international activities that are not for credit. All students, regardless of location, have the same access to health insurance.
Fitness and Wellness
- The GVSU Recreation and Wellness website shares various training resources, programs, and services that support student wellness at both campuses, including the Wellness Information Team, wellness coaching, and Wellness Navigators.
- Fitness and Wellness is a branch of Recreation and Wellness that offers various services. GVSU offers virtual fitness classes online that are accessible to students at the main and distant campuses. For a nominal five dollar monthly fee, GVSU students at the main and distant campus can also access on demand fitness classes.
- Students at the main and distant campuses also have the option of purchasing a monthly membership to the Grand Rapids or Traverse City YMCA, which provides access to additional physical wellness opportunities.
- PAS students at the main campus have access to in-person fitness and sports opportunities through Fitness and Wellness and Outdoor Adventures.
- PAS students at the Traverse City campus have access to outdoor fitness through a four-mile walk/run/bike loop on the NMC campus
- In addition to nutrition services provided by GVSU Recreation and Wellness, GVSU employs a Registered Dietician Nutritionist who is available for nutrition consultations with students. Appointments can be scheduled virtually to allow access for students at both the main and distant campuses.
The PAS program is committed to providing the necessary tools and supports for academic success to students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campus. These tools include advising, tutoring, remediation support, library resources and services, computing and technology resources and services, disability support services, and access to the GVSU Student Academic Success Center.
- Advising: All students in the PAS program are assigned a PAS program faculty advisor upon admission. Program advisors monitor student progression to achieving program-defined competencies and are available to provide academic and personal support as needed. In addition to program advisors, PAS students can access university advising services. Students enrolled in both campuses can schedule appointments at the CHP Student Service Office for academic advising. Students enrolled in Traverse City can also access academic advising services through the Traverse City Regional Center Student Services.
- Tutoring. Students in the PAS program struggling academically have access to peer tutoring. Tutoring services are available to students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses.
- Remediation Support. Students in the PAS program who do not demonstrate competency or do not achieve program-defined competencies are offered remediation support. Remedial services are available to students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses.
- Library Services. The GVSU library services are available to all PAS students. GVSU Library services have numerous virtual services, including virtual appointments with a librarian, online self-service tools, online information resources to support student research, GVSU Document Delivery Services, and home delivery of books. Students at the Grand Rapids campus have access to in-person library services at GVSU libraries, including the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Campus in Allendale, Seidman House library on the Allendale campus, the Steelcase Library on the Pew campus in downtown Grand Rapids, the Frey Foundation Learning Commons located in the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health on the Grand Rapids Health Campus. PAS students in the Traverse City campus have access to the NMC Library located at the main NMC campus. The PAS program also maintains a PAS student library with PAS program textbooks for students on the Traverse City campus.
- Computing and Technology Services. PAS program students are given an email account for all GVSU and PAS program-related communication. Students at both campuses can access computers, printers, copy machines, and scanning equipment in designated computer labs and the library. GVSU Information Technology (IT) provides technical assistance, including Blackboard and eLearning support, through a service portal that can be accessed by phone, chat, email, or in person.
- Disability Services: GVSU Disability Support Resources (DSR) provides support resources and accommodations to enhance the environment for persons with disabilities while helping educate the university community on disability issues. DSR assists faculty and students equitably and believes that providing reasonable accommodations for students with a disability is a shared partnership and responsibility. Academic accommodations are determined for each student on an individual basis by a DSR advisor and designed through an interactive process with the student. The interactive process includes the DSR application, documentation of a disability, meeting with a DSR advisor, and any follow-up needed to ensure reasonable accommodations have been considered. Students enrolled in the Traverse City campus can access disability services remotely. Exam accommodations may be provided by DSR employees when available for students enrolled in the Grand Rapids campus.
- Student Academic Success Center. GVSU Student Academic Success Center (SASC) provides student success services to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Their services include success coaching, academic success workshops, and SASC Scholars program. Most services are available through virtual and online platforms, providing equal access to students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses. Some academic success workshops may be offered in person at the Allendale campus.
Basic Needs Services
The GVSU CARE team helps to keep the university community safe and connects distressed students to support services. Basic need resources include Replenish Basic Needs Center, Laker Meal Share Program, referral to state government food benefits, loaner laptops, on-campus housing, Laker meal plans, and financial aid assistance. The GVSU Care team is available to support the needs of students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses.
Financial Aid Services
GVSU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships helps PAS students maximize their education investment by working with students to determine how to effectively meet their unique financial needs. The GVSU PAS program also offers a variety of scholarships available to students in the PAS program to assist with tuition costs. Financial aid services and scholarships are available to students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses.
The GVSU Career Center is available to all GVSU students. Services include career advising appointments, Career Lab, career events, job search resources, practice interviews, and Handshake access. Handshake is a powerful online resource that connects GVSU students and alums to top employers and career resources and employers to top GVSU candidates. Individual career advising appointments are available in person or virtually for students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses. Additionally, the PAS program offers specific career services embedded throughout the didactic and clinical curriculum, with resources available for students at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City campuses.
Social Justice Centers
GVSU and the PAS program have a multifaceted and coordinated framework for equity and inclusion, which considers and affirms the role of multiple identities with relationship to various social contexts and interlocking systems of power, privilege, and oppression in shaping the experiences of their community members. GVSU Social Justice Centers include the Campus Interfaith Resources, Disability Support Resources, Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. GVSU Social Justice Centers offer many online resources and virtual conferencing options to allow students at the main and distant campuses to participate.