Plan Ahead

Register for the GVSUAlert! Emergency Notification System for alerts by text or voice (in addition to automatic alerts to GVSU email accounts).

Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, will be updated with the most current and confirmed information.

Sign-up for the free Laker Guardian mobile safety app with your GVSU email (for use at all university campuses).

Create a Smart911 profile to help dispatchers obtain the information they need to help you quickly in an emergency.

GVPD provides a Safewalk Program for on campus pedestrians. To request a Safewalk (Allendale Campus and Grand Rapids Campuses), call 616-331-3255.

Students, faculty, and staff can ride any Rapid bus route for free with a GVSU ID card.

GVPD is equipped with tools to help with unforeseen vehicle complications on campus. Services are free of charge and include:

  • Battery jump starts
  • Vehicle unlocks
  • Local service recommendations to assist with flat tires

Call 616-331-3255 (Allendale Campus and Grand Rapids Campuses).

The GVPD active shooter response resource provides guidance to individuals who may be caught in an active shooter situation, and discusses how to react when law enforcement responds. 

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.