Our Future

Ariel shot of Allendale Campus - Reach Higher 2025

Reach Higher 2025

Strategically advancing the university in bold new directions. Guided by our shared values, Lakers Reach Higher together to ensure continued academic excellence, service to our students and community, and organizational accountability.

Large group of students celebrating and dancing - Diversity Commitment

DEI Commitment

Commitments to social and racial justice include a campuswide network of advisors to ensure Black voices are elevated to the highest level of engagement with all university senior leaders.

Student standing proudly during commencement - Designing Education for 21st Century

Designing Education for the 21st Century

Collective avenues to accelerate new innovative educational practices essential for our future. The REP4 alliance takes this work nationwide to impact an exponential number of current and future learners.

Small group of Continuing Education students review class notes - Commitments to our Community

Commitments to our Communities

Commitments to help make a Grand Valley education accessible to more students than ever for both new and continuing learners.

84 %
of recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees
25
years in a row Grand Valley was named one of America's best college buys
22,406
students from all 50 states and 67 countries
141
degrees, certificates and badges

GVNext News

Midge Verplank, co-founder of Shape Corp. stands to be recognized at an event. In the background a screen shows Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center

GVSU names facility for Shape Corp. to celebrate longtime commitment to engineering students

Grand Valley celebrated Shape Corp.'s lead gift and its longstanding commitment to engineering students by naming its Innovation Design Center for the tier-one automotive supplier.

Aug 9, 2022

Kennedy Walker, a Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy junior, speaks into a microphone.

REP4 summit empowers students to chart the future of higher ed

Regional summit draws 250+ students from around the Midwest

Jul 22, 2022

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