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Mission Statement

To elevate, challenge, and empower all learners to develop their passions and purpose in a healthy, inclusive, and equitable environment. The Division of Student Affairs positively impacts the university through engaging experiential learning and exceptional student support.


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Vision Statement

Every learner will belong, persist, and create meaningful lives, careers, and communities.

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Values Statement

As student affairs professionals, we value:

  • Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Justice
  • Creating a Community of Care and Respect
  • Embracing Collaboration and Creativity¬†
  • Empowering Experiential and Engaged Learning
  • Enhancing Health and Well-being
  • Seeking Understanding Across Differences

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.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Club Ice Hockey vs U of M Dearborn

December 9, 2023 7:30 PM - 12:00 PM

Grand Valley State Women's Club Ice Hockey team hosts U of M Dearborn at 7:30pm.

Men's Club Volleyball Tournament

December 10, 2023 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grand Valley State Men's Club Volleyball B team plays at 4:00pm and A team at 6:00pm vs Semi Pro team.

Men's Club Ice Hockey D3 vs Arizona State University

December 10, 2023 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Grand Valley State Men's Club Ice Hockey team hosts Arizona State University at 5:30pm.

Therapy Dogs

December 11, 2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Do finals have you feeling overwhelmed?  Come destress with the University Counseling Center and West Michigan Therapy Dogs! While therapy dogs are trained to interact with...

Therapy Dogs

December 12, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do finals have you feeling overwhelmed?  Come destress with the University Counseling Center and West Michigan Therapy Dogs! While therapy dogs are trained to interact with...

GYT: STI Testing

December 13, 2023 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are offering FREE and confidential STI testing on-campus again this year! Testing will be the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:30-7:30pm.  Holton-Hooker 107A. Gonorrhea and chlamydia...

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GVNext News

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Commencement speaker is self-described 'hope dealer'

Shannon Cohen, '00 and '11, a self-described 'hope dealer,' will be the keynote speaker for the Fall Commencement ceremony on December 9 at Van Andel Arena.

Dec 6, 2023

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MVE-Lab winner plans hub to help vets better understand benefits

A former Marine earned $10,000 for his startup idea of developing a hub that would help veterans better understand their benefits and overcome barriers to success.

Dec 5, 2023

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GVSU in photos, November 2023: Celebrating milestones, traditions and new seasons

See the images that caught our eye in the last month.

Dec 1, 2023

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Commencement stories: Graduates reflect on becoming Lakers

Four Lakers talk about connections, growth and lessons learned.

Nov 30, 2023

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GVSU receiving recognition for veterans' initiatives

President Philomena V. Mantella welcomed students, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. armed forces or are currently serving to the 13th Annual Veterans Breakfast.

Nov 10, 2023

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New director of Military and Veteran Resources Center named

Shane Scherer earned a master of public administration degree from Grand Valley in 2011.

Nov 9, 2023

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