Information about the Division of Student Affairs

 

The Division of Student Affairs helps you get the most out of your university experience and achieve personal, educational, and career success. 

Our mission places students at the center of our work, advocating for their well-being, and promoting positive and inclusive programs, services, and facilities. 

Our staff is ready and eager to partner with students as they discover their purpose and create meaningful lives, careers, and communities.  

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Division of Student Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to continued excellence by learning, growing, and acting within our GVSU Laker community. We center students in everything we do and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We acknowledge that the United States has a complex history of embedded and structural inequities that create barriers for many people to full participation in public life, including in higher education.  By offering dynamic opportunities for culturally informed and responsive programming, and by fostering environments for brave and rich dialogue, we strive to promote a university community that values difference. Through this work, Grand Valley Lakers are empowered to challenge oppressive systems and cultures and to create socially diverse and just environments within Grand Valley State University and our society.

Division of Student Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


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meals provided through Laker Meal Share
1,685
student CARE referrals
86.8%
first year residents retained to second year
20,443
student community engagement hours
3,181
unique participants in intramural sports
8,680
total counseling appointments



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GVNext News

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GVSU among nation's top schools for military spouses

The honor recognizes the work of the university's veterans community and its leadership to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for military-connected students and their families.

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They were volunteering as part of Operation United, an effort by Heart of West Michigan United Way.

May 13, 2022

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The annual conference presented by the Hauenstein Center identifies PTSD's roots and helps develop pathways for therapy and treatment.

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