Student Leadership Development at GVSU

The Office of Student Life is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of students as they embark on their journey to lead with integrity in a dynamic society.

Students holding GVSU letters

"What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what's wrong with people?"

- Don Clifton

Our Programs

I am Grand Valley Recipients
Leadership Development Workshop
Leadership Summit Session

I am Grand Valley

I am Grand Valley, presented by the Office of Student Life, recognizes Grand Valley students who lead by example. Since 2003, Grand Valley has celebrated these students for their leadership, dedication, and hard work here at Grand Valley. I am Grand Valley is an opportunity to thank and honor the student leaders here at Grand Valley and celebrate what it means to be a Laker.

I am Grand Valley

Students Aspiring in Leadership (S.A.I.L)

The Office of Student Life will and the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy offer leadership development workshops dedicated to helping students discover leadership styles and techniques that allow them to achieve their full potential as leaders at GVSU and beyond. All students are welcome to attend, and registration is free!

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Leadership Summit

The Office of Student Life and the Cook Leadership Academy offer an annual half-day leadership summit for students to network and attend sessions hosted by community leaders. 

Leadership Summit 2024


2025 Leadership Summit

February 7, 2025 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The highly anticipated Leadership Summit returns in 2025, reinvigorating the spirit of leadership and empowerment among students from diverse backgrounds. Hosted on-campus, this dynamic conference...

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