Civic Engagement at GVSU

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

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

 -Margaret Mead

Upcoming Events

GVSU Lakerthon

February 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Looking for easy volunteer hours?! Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement that raises money for Children�s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the United States. Miracle Network...

Faculty Workload: Policies, Myths, and Realities

February 28, 2024 6:00 PM

The AAUP Advocacy Chapter at GVSU started in 2020 in response to concerns around workload and working conditions. An AAUP@GVSU survey in 2024 showed that workload is still a top concern!  In...

Drop-In Days of Service

March 15, 2024 2:00 PM

Drop-in Days of Service are on-campus opportunities for students to "drop in" and complete service projects for service hours. They are located on GVSU's Allendale Campus in...

Project Blue Heart Craft & Community Night

March 18, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for Monday, March 18th for a fun night of activities and crafts with others in the student community! This event is open to all and free. We'll have plenty of crafts, music, as well as...

Versiti Blood Drive

March 26, 2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Help with the need for blood donations! RSVP on LakerLink

Versiti Blood Drive

March 26, 2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A Versiti Blood Drive hosted by GVSU Fraternity and Sorority Life. You can sign-up through! RSVP on LakerLink

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2020 Presidential Election "Gold Campus"

2020 Presidential Election "Gold Campus"

Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

2018 Midterm Election "Gold Campus"

2018 Midterm Election "Gold Campus"

Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

Bronze ribbon with text that reads "All In: Bronze Campus. 50-59% voting rate. Excellence in student voter engagement. Presidential 2016 election.

2016 Presidential Election "Bronze Campus"

Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

Voter Friendly Campus: We Empower Students to Engage with Democracy


Voter Friendly Campus!

NASPA 2019 CLDE Knowledge Community Collaborative Program Award

2019 NASPA Civic Learning Democratic

Engagement Collaborative Program Award 

NASPA 2019 gold Excellence Award for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

2019 NASPA Gold Excellence Award

GVSU Votes! 

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