Health Professionals Graduate Student Association
HPGSA's purpose is to provide networking opportunities for graduate students while collaborating with industry experts to learn about the emerging trends in healthcare.
HPGSA Eboard from academic year 2022-2023
International City/County Management Association Student Chapter
The goals of the ICMA Graduate Student Chapter are to introduce and integrate students into local government and the management profession and familiarize students with ICMA members, resources, and policies in order to inform and accelerate their careers.
Al Vanderberg, Ottawa County Administrator, speaks to students at the February 2020 ICMA event hosting the Michigan Municipal League.
Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization
The purpose of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization is to provide networking opportunities for graduate students while collaborating with industry experts to learn about the emerging trends in the nonprofit sector.
- Affiliation: independent
- Faculty Advisor: Salvatore Alaimo
Rosetta Thurman (center) with officers of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization
CCPS - International Student Group
The purpose of this organization is to promote intercultural activities and global awareness between all graduate students, specifically in the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI), to share the best practices and development of international organizations.
- Affiliation: independent
- Faculty Advisor: Mark Hoffman
ISG at Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant after a day of shopping at ethnic grocery stores in Grand Rapids, September 17, 2016
Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an international association providing resources and ethical guidelines for fundraising professionals and nonprofit administrators. The AFP GVSU Collegiate Chapter formed in 2015 under the AFP West Michigan Chapter to give students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and experience with fundraising, philanthropy and nonprofit management opportunities to do so. Both undergraduate and graduate students can become members and gain access to AFP resources and various career development opportunities.
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Wooddell
- Nonprofit Tours
- Executive Director Speakers
- Nonprofit Professional Panel Discussions
- Networking Events
- AFP West Michigan Chapter Events
- Johnson Center for Philanthropy Events
- Group Volunteering
Philanthropy Day, 2015
Students Leaving a Mark
Students Leaving A Mark (SLAM) is a student organization dedicated to providing its members with academic, cultural, and social opportunities to enrich the students’ professional leadership potential in the field of nonprofit management, leadership, and social entrepreneurship.
Our organization's roots begin with a special topics Service Learning class (PA 380) in the winter semester of 2010. Looking to expand the idea of service learning into a student organization that could impact the local community and nationally with our spring break and summer service trips: Students Leaving A Mark was formed.
Service learning is a learning and teaching concept developed by William James and is the strategy SLAM uses to help our members to develop their skills and potential in the fields of nonprofit management, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. We seek to learn about diverse cultures and communities and create experiences that through reflection can further our professional development.
- Faculty Advisor: Quincy Williams
SLAM in Mississippi, March 2022