DSA Resources for Faculty

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.  

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

Student-Centered Departments

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 Office | gvsu.edu/dos
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.

Disability Support Resources | gvsu.edu/dsr
Providing support resources and accommodations that enhance the environment for persons with disabilities, while helping educate the university community on disability issues.

Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity | gvsu.edu/cwge
Create meaningful learning about gender and to advocate for gender justice through the education, engagement, and empowerment of students and the greater GVSU community.

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.

Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center | gvsu.edu/lgbtrc
Advocates for institutional equity, promotes community-building, and provides educational opportunities to create an informed, cohesive, and just campus where community members of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations are supported and welcome.

Office of Multicultural Affairs | gvsu.edu/oma
Support efforts in recruiting and retaining diverse students; to educate, engage and empower all students to live in a multicultural world; and to advocate for a socially just campus environment.

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.

Peter Secchia Military and Veterans Resource Center | gvsu.edu/veterans
Support veterans, active military and reserves, and military spouses and dependents.

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 (Campus Health Center) | 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.

New Faculty Resources

Concerned about a student?

Submit a CARE report

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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

Page last modified August 29, 2023