Vice President Student Advisory Board (VSAB)

 

The Student Advisory Board is a select group of diverse students who provide feedback and advice directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) about the student experience at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). The Board meets monthly throughout the academic year to discuss topics facing the institution and of importance to students. The Board’s perspectives help the VPSA consider ways the Division of Student Affairs can better serve students. This Board is not intended to replace unit or department advisory boards, or existing student organizations; rather, its purpose is to advise and work with the VPSA on topics that may not otherwise be discussed within existing campus conversations.

Vice Provost Student Advisory Board members and Acting Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Composition & Selection Process

  • Any enrolled GVSU student may apply for membership (undergraduate or graduate). All board members are selected by the VPSA or designee(s) through an application and interview process.
     
  • Students must have a 2.5 or above GPA.
     
  • Members will adhere to the GVSU Student Code: The Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and other policies set by the University. Violations of The Statement and/or other policies may result in review of membership and possible cancellation of membership.
     
  • The Board consists of 10-15 students and is heavily comprised of students who may not already serve in campus student leadership roles and/or interact regularly with the VPSA and/or other Division of Student Affairs leaders.

 

Commitment

Membership on the Vice President Student Advisory Board is considered an important honor. Minimum commitment to the Student Advisory Board includes:

  • Members will maintain a 2.5 or above GPA.
  • Members will adhere to the GVSU Student Code: The Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and other policies set by the University. Violations of The Statement and/or other policies may result in review of membership and possible cancellation of membership.
  • Members will actively participate in board discussions.
  • Membership will consist of a one-year commitment, renewable at the discretion of the VPSA to achieve a broad board composition annually. 
  • Members must attend all monthly meetings, Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 p.m.
  • Future meeting location and dates will be made available once selection process is complete.
  • Members must be willing to discuss complex and challenging topics of importance to GVSU, the Division of Student Affairs, and the role of VPSA.

Application Process

  • Applications for the 2022-2023 board open on February 15, 2022 and close on March 18, 2022. To complete an application, go to the application page here.  
     
  • Interviews will be conducted in late March. Applicants will be informed of final decisions via email.


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