LAKERS TOGETHER: Find out how we're moving forward. Learn about campus safety measures including testing, face coverings and vaccines.
Phase 2: Refining Values, Vision and Mission
Draft Statements (May 2021)
The Reach Higher 2025 Steering Committee is happy to present to the GVSU community the latest draft Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These statements have emerged from our community’s 2019 Grand Huddles, as well as our more focused efforts of the past five months—soliciting and considering input from all segments of GVSU’s stakeholders.
These statements are GVSU’s public declaration of why we exist as an institution, and for whom. They state what animates our work now and in the future, and signal our priorities for improvement. Thus, the varied audiences for these statements include our students, faculty and staff, community partners, and the wider public.
We lead with our values
We are inspired by our vision for the future
Together, we design an unparalleled education for the ever-changing future you face.
We are guided by our mission
Learners are empowered in their own mission and purpose. Together, we advance equity, understanding, knowledge, and lifetime learning.
We reach higher together through our commitments, promises, and strategies
Commitment: At Grand Valley, we begin with your passion and gifts.
Promise: Your guides.
Strategy: At GVSU, every student declares both a major and a mission, and everyone is guided by their own personal board of advisors.
Commitment: At Grand Valley, we are all educators and learners.
Promise: Your path.
Strategy: At GVSU, every learner has a fully personalized pathway towards fulfilling their life's purpose -- aided by a university community that is always open, active, and alive with ideas.
Commitment: At Grand Valley, we integrate learning and work across a Laker’s lifetime.
Promise: Your advantage.
Strategy: At GVSU, our approach to learning is recognized as a national model for excellence and innovation. All learning is interdisciplinary, socially embedded, customizable, adaptive, and directly relevant to the worlds our graduates enter and create.
Commitment: At Grand Valley, we create transformative equity and a sense of belonging.
Promise: Your home.
Strategy: At GVSU, we ensure that our community serves as a catalyst towards a more just and sustainable world -- both on our campuses and beyond.