Division of Student Affairs 2022-23 Annual Report

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The Division of Student Affairs helps students get the most out of their 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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DSA Mission, Vision, and Values


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.


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


  • 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
10 Departments
focused on student excellence
engaged professionals and graduate staff
students supported and connected with resources

Student-Centered Departments

Click the blue buttons below to view each department's 2022-23 report.

Alcohol & Other Drugs Services  | gvsu.edu/aod 
Provides prevention, education, and recovery support to assist in establishing healthy choices related to alcohol and other drugs.

Children’s Enrichment Center | gvsu.edu/child 
Serves GVSU and surrounding community families while educating children, families, and students to nurture habits of intellectual growth, curiosity, and a love for learning.

Dean of Students Officehttps://gvsu.edu/dso
Provides advocacy and support for students and families/supporters. Faculty, staff, and community members may use the CARE referral process for students of concern. Coordinates new student and parent/supporter programs and communication.

Housing & Residence Life | gvsu.edu/housing 
Provides an option to live independently in a supported environment that promotes community involvement and focuses on growth and development of residents.

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution | gvsu.edu/osccr 
Addresses student code issues while developing a greater sense of self-awareness and supporting paths to becoming engaged and productive citizens.

Office of Student Life | gvsu.edu/studentlife 
Offers opportunities that promote engagement and student development through student organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, civic engagement, leadership development, campus programs, and the Kirkhof Center.

Promotions Office | gvsu.edu/promotions 
Provides design, print, video, photo, and digital communication services which educate, inform, and inspire the campus community while supporting divisional marketing initiatives.

Recreation & Wellness | gvsu.edu/rec 
Offers diverse and inclusive fitness, wellness, outdoor, sports, and employment opportunities that inspire participation and promote health and wellbeing.

Student Health Services | gvsu.edu/campushealth 
Provides convenient and quality care for injury, infections and illness, women’s health, allergies, physicals, and more. Operated by Trinity Health.

Student Ombuds | gvsu.edu/ombuds 
Provides a safe and private environment to discuss and process difficulties, receive guidance, and discuss other available resources.

University Counseling Center | gvsu.edu/counsel 
Enhances healthy development through prevention and education, psychological services, and consultation.


The following departments were not a part of the Division of Student Affairs in the 2022-2023 academic year, but have since joined the division. We invite you to also review their 2022/23 annual reports below.

Center for Women and Gender Equity


Office of Multicultural Affairs


LGBT Resource Center


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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