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


11,300
11,300
student participation in career center events
1,685
1,685
student CARE referrals
86.8%
86.8%
first year residents retained to second year
20,443
20,443
student community engagement hours
3,181
3,181
unique participants in intramural sports
8,680
8,680
total counseling appointments



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July 29, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

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First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

August 12, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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GVNext News

A veteran holds a U.S. flag while participating in a Veteran's Day hike in 2020.

GVSU named a 'Best for Vets' college by national outlet

Grand Valley State University has been named a 2021 "Best for Vets" college by the national news outlet Military Times. Grand Valley joins 366 colleges and universities throughout the country that are included on the 2021 list.

Jun 22, 2021

Tony Lupo and James Smither

Alumnus partners with GVSU Veterans History Project to share interviews, providing significant addition to collection

The collection of stories provides a wealth of information for a variety of users.

Jun 17, 2021

Annabelle Kopcan stands with nurses, in masks, at a clinic after donating stem cells.

Stem cell donation leads to advocacy for student

Annabelle Kopcan, a senior who is majoring in speech language pathology, went way out of her comfort zone to save the life of a stranger.

Jun 15, 2021

Andrew Weiss, right, won $5,000 through the Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab at GVSU.

GVSU veterans accelerator program receives $250,000 grant from Michigan Veterans Trust Fund to expand program statewide

The Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab at GVSU that provides startup education and support for veteran entrepreneurs will expand statewide thanks to a grant from the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.

May 26, 2021

LeaAnn Tibbe walks across a commencement stage, the screen behind her reads her name: LeaAnn Tibbe and the Grand Valley State University wordmark

GVSU at 60: New retirees brought creative ideas, leadership, connections to campus

Many people who will retire at the end of the academic year have years of service that span a good portion of the university's 60 years.

May 17, 2021

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