2nd Year

You made it through your first year of college (congratulations!) and are ready to start your second year. You've picked your classes and understand how to use myBanner, but what's next?

Still deciding on a major? Haven't connected with a student organization yet? Still trying to build healthy habits? We understand that in your second year, you still have questions and still need support. The Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping you get the most out of your university experience and achieve personal and educational success. Below are important experiences and resources you should connect with during your second year.

Who is the Division of Student Affairs?

Find Your Purpose & Engage

Involvement Ambassadors

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Meet with an Involvement Ambassador to find the student organization that is perfect for you based on your interests.

Involvement Ambassadors

Club Sports

taekwondo club

Club sports provide students the opportunity to find community while continuing to compete in the sports they love or try new sports. With over 50 club sports, we've got you covered!

Club Sports

Community Engagement

MLK Day participants

Learns what it means to become an active, global citizen through the Community Service Learning Center's engagement opportunities. 

Community Service Learning Center 

Greek Life

Greek Life

Find your home away from home! When students find "a home away from home", their college experience is enhanced. Scholarship, service, friendship, cultural appreciation, and brotherhood/sisterhood are the common fraternal principles founded by each of our Greek-lettered organizations. 

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Outdoor Adventures

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The Outdoor Adventures Program offers a variety of programs and services, including educational workshops, recreational events, trips, & gear rental! 

Outdoor Adventures

Stay Healthy

Wellness Series

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Recreation & Wellness has created a Monthly Wellness Speaker Series to take a dive into wellness beyond the basics. Come explore wellness topics with a lens of intersectionality, health equity and diversity.

Wellness Programs

Healthy Lakers Workshops

GVSU letters on Allendale campus

View the University Counseling Center's self-guided virtual workshops that share information and resources on various topics such as anxiety, depression, nutrition and neurotransmitters, self-compassion, stress management, grief, and art therapy.

Healthy Lakers Virtual Workshops

Fitness Programs

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Try one of the many fitness programs offered through Recreation & Wellness. From group exercise classes to heavy bag kickboxing and various training programs, there is something for everyone.

Fitness Programs

Counseling Center Groups

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Group counseling is the most effective treatment modality for many emotional concerns, personal struggles, and relationship issues that students face. From general groups to identity or theme-based, find the group that is best for you.

Group Counseling

Intramural Sports

intramural basketball team

Intramural Sports offers a variety of sports and events for participants of all skill levels in an inclusive, fun, and recreational environment. 

Intramural Sports

Stay Safe

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When it comes to substance use, we want you to stay SAFE. Learn more about the effects, consequences, and how to stay safe when using substances.

Alcohol & Other Drugs Services

Resources for Student Success


Michigan Municipal Employee Alumni Reception

February 1, 2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Enjoy heavy appetizers, cocktails/mocktails, and the opportunity to connect with fellow GVSU alumni working in municipal government or attending the 2023 Michigan Municipal Executives Winter Institute. Attire:...

Let's Talk

February 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Let’s Talk gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a counselor and seek professional advice without having to sign up for counseling. Let’s Talk meetings are… Free...

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

February 5, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step program for individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common issues and help others recover from...

QPR - Suicide Prevention Training INT 100 APPROVED!

February 6, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 11 minutes and suicide remains the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. The QPR program dispels common misconceptions about suicide,...

Peaches 'n' Cream Socials (Sex Ed Week)

February 6, 2023 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Come learn about GVSU's Sex Ed Week events and get some vanilla ice cream, peach rings, and swag! Happening on 3 campuses at the same time! Presented by the Sex Ed Committee and RecWell's...

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