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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

Mental Health Screening Day

October 5, 2023 All Day

Mental Health Screening Days shine the spotlight on various mental health concerns by educating our campus, spreading a message of hope, and putting lifesaving resources into the hands of those...

Women's Club Ice Hockey vs Adrian College

October 6, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Grand Valley State Women's Club Ice Hockey team hosts Adrian College at 7:30pm.

Club Pompon Varsity Football Halftime Appearance

October 7, 2023 All Day

The Club Pompon team will be making a halftime appearance at the Varsity football game against Kentucky State University.

Women's Club Volleyball Tournament

October 7, 2023 All Day

Grand Valley State Women's Club Volleyball team will host a tournament with teams and time TBD.

Men's Club Lacrosse Tournament

October 7, 2023 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grand Valley State Men's Club Lacrosse team will host a tournament with teams such as Aquinas College and CalvinUniversity at 8am.

Men's Club Rugby vs Saginaw Valley State University

October 7, 2023 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grand Valley State Men's Club Rugby team hosts Saginaw Valley State University at 2pm.

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GVNext News

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Lakers Keep Lakers Safe initiative invites students to build a stronger, healthier campus community

The new campus-wide initiative offers students the opportunity to take a pledge to take care of one another, and provides them with the resources needed to help themselves and others.

Sep 19, 2023

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Hispanic Heritage Month speaker recalls stories of past leaders

Martha Villegas Miranda described herself as an educator, storyteller and an immigrant ally.

Sep 15, 2023

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New students hear advice, encouragement from Convocation speakers

Speakers at the Fall Convocation ceremony August 23 offered advice and encouragement to students who represent the largest and most diverse class in Grand Valley's history.

Aug 24, 2023

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GVSU buzzing with energy this week as Lakers return to campus

Moments and stories abound from the busy move-in week.

Aug 23, 2023

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