A safe living, learning, and working environment is our highest priority at Grand Valley. Our commitment focuses on prevention, awareness, education, and response. A robust program of resources and personnel are maintained to support these efforts, as well as, strong partnerships with community agencies and organizations to offer extended and external support.


Police, Fire, or Medical emergencies call 911!


  • (616) 331-3255
  • Use this number to speak to a Grand Valley Police Department dispatch or to file a police report for an incident that is not in-progress

Campus Public Safety and Title IX Coordinator

Grand Valley Police Department

 1 Campus Drive
1011 Service Building
Allendale, MI 49401


616-331-3255 (non-emergency)

Emergency: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Non-emergency: Lobby is open 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday (close for lunch hour).

Grand Rapids Campus

301 Fulton W
102 L.V. Eberhard Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


616-331-3255 (non-emergency)

Non-Emergency: Police and/or Security are available at this location 24 hours a day; there is a phone in the main entrance to contact Dispatch. 

Title IX and Institutional Equity

1 Campus Drive
4015 James H. Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401

Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator: rowlanth@gvsu.edu
Michael Szydlowski, Deputy Title IX Coordinator: szydlowm@gvsu.edu


Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Safety and Security Services

University Services

Receive Emergency text and email notifications from Grand Valley State University.

Safe Walk  - (616) 331-3255
Request a Department of Public Safety employee to accompany your walk around campus.

Laker Gaurdian
Mobile app for GPS-enabled emergency connection directly to GVPD.

Community Services

The Rapids (Bus System)
Find bus routes and schedules.

Fox 17 News and Weather Apps
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ABC 13 Text Alerts
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Minors on Campus

University Policy

GVSU is committed to being a safe and healthy environment for all. This includes students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors, especially those who are minors. As a public university open to everyone, the university welcomes children and teenagers on our campuses for a variety of programs and activities planned by the university or by outside organizations. In all situations, adults are expected to be positive role models for minors, acting in a respectful and responsible manner consistent with the mission and values of the university. To promote this vision, the university publishes and enforces policies, procedures, guidelines, and resources that have the goal of promoting health, safety, and security for minors on our campuses.

Resources and Services for Victims of Sexual Violence

Off-Campus Resources

Type of Resource


Confidential Counseling Services 

(800) 788-8630

GVSU’s employee assistance program, Encompass, provides professional and confidential counseling to all employees and their household dependents.

Medical Services (Nurse Examiner Services)

YWCA OF West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Blvd.,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 776-RAPE

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence (FORMERLY CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION)
411 Butternut Dr.,
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2829

Additional Resources

Victim Rights, Options, and Resources Brochure provides other resources available in the community.

Allendale Campus Resources

Type of Resource


Victim Advocate

Krystal Diel
Victim Advocate
Center for Women and Gender Equity
1201 Kirkhoff Center

Confidential Counseling Services

University Counseling Center
204 Arend and Nancy Lubbers Student Services Center  
(616) 331-3266

The University Counseling Center provides free and confidential help to GVSU students for a variety of personal and emotional situations, including sexual assault.

Additional Resources

Victim Rights, Options, and Resources Brochure provides other resources offered on the Allendale campus along with the Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City locations.

Survivors, Family, and Friends

A Resource Handbook for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, Family, and Friends

In February 2018, the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board through the Campus Sexual Assault workgroup convened by Sue Snyder in 2017, released the following resource handbook for survivors of campus sexual assault. Updated and additional information is available at https://www.michigan.gov/CampusSexualAssault.

A Resources for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, Family, and Friends

Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Campus Security Policies & Crime Statistics

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes crime statistics, fire statistics, safety and security policies.

The Department of Public Safety maintains a daily crime log for the Allendale and Grand Rapids Campuses that can be reviewed in person during normal business hours.

  • Grand Valley Police Department (1011 Service Building (SER) on the Allendale Campus) for Allendale incidents
  • Grand Valley Security Department (102 L.V. Eberhard Center) for incidents at the Grand Rapids Campuses, Detroit Center, Meijer Campus in Holland, Muskegon Regional Center, and Traverse City Regional Center

When made aware of criminal incidents occurring at other non-campus locations, the department records the statistics accordingly. A printed copy will be provided upon request by contacting the Grand Valley Police Department at 616-331-3255.