We prepare students to become active, global citizens who are committed to a life of community engagement and democratic participation.


Voter Friendly Campus: We Empower Students to Engage with Democracy


Check out our podcast, "Be the Change"!

Every student at Grand Valley deserves to have their voice heard! This new student-led podcast will explore civic engagement and how students are using their voices to make change at GVSU and beyond.

Do you have a topic that you're passionate about and want discussed on our podcast? Submit your idea on Laker Link here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Johnston at johnstj3@mail.gvsu.edu.

Listen to "Be The Change"

Student-led Podcast

Left: Jane Johnston, a student at GVSU. Right: Renee Montaigne, of NPR.


Upcoming Events

Drop In & Give Back!

August 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Welcome new and returning students! Nothing like the start of a new academic year to learn about community engagement? Take the time to drop in Holten Hooker Multipurpose Room and see all the great...

Nonprofit and Internship Fair

September 12, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This event is a great opportunity for you to connect with various agencies in the greater Grand Rapids area. Over 50 agencies offering volunteer and/or internship opportunities will be present! Resumes...

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive

September 18, 2019 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Grand Valley State University has developed partnerships with American Red Cross and Michigan Blood, newly named Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, to host blood drives at GVSU campus...

Democracy 101: A Series of Critical Conversations

September 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM

This series of co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops focuses on the idea and practice of democracy.  We welcome faculty, staff, students and community partners to...

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive

September 19, 2019 11:30 AM - 5:30 AM

Grand Valley State University has developed partnerships with American Red Cross and Michigan Blood, newly named Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, to host blood drives at GVSU campus...

Beach Clean Up

September 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us in this day of service to clean up one of our beautiful Michigan beaches in Grand Haven. Transportation and lunch provided! 

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The Community Service Learning Center is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Services of Grand Valley State University.



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