Tune in with Rachel: A Student Life Story

When GVSU alum Rachel Syrba began her first year, she didn’t know anyone. When she picked up a CD from GV’s only student-run radio station at Campus Life Night, she had no idea what the next four years would be like. Rachel found a community at Whale Radio that made her feel at home and sparked a life-long passion for radio.

This is her story.

Student Life wants you to get involved and become more! Join any of our hundreds of student organizations, various programming teams, fraternity and sorority life, or participate in civic engagement and leadership opportunities!

Students wearing matching t-shirts at the 2018 Class Photo.

Students walking away from Cook Carillon-Tower with the words "LakerLink" above their heads.

A student at a greek life information booth.

Getting involved through the Office of Student Life will help you become all that you can be, and you might just have some fun along the way too.

LakerLink is the only way to find all the Registered Student Organizations on campus from anywhere in the world. Start your student org search now!

The easiest way to become more than just another student is getting involved with the OSL and doing so couldn't be any easier!


Ethics Bowl Team Awarded at Regional Competition

December 02, 2019

The GVSU Ethics Bowl Team sent two teams to the Great Lakes Regionals at Oakland University on Saturday, November 16. Out of 13 teams, Grand Valley's Team Two (Kayla Kechler, Jessica Shaltry, Anna Stewart, and Mallory Wietrzykowski) placed third...

GV Fraternity Makes Waves in Flint

November 20, 2019

Grand Valley's chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha recently completed a water bottle drive for the city of Flint, collecting truckloads full of water to send to people in need.

GVSU PRSSA Brings Home the Star Award & More

November 12, 2019

The GVSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is ending the year on a high note after receiving the Star Chapter Award, among other recognitions, for the seventh year in a row at the PRSSA National conference...

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Involvement Spotlights

Rachel Pini

December 04, 2019

Rachel Pini is a senior studying behavioral neuroscience, and she is a member of the GVSU student organization Camp Kesem. The org spends all year fundraising so they can host a week-long summer camp.

Katelyn Belcher

December 02, 2019

Katelyn Belcher is a senior studying nursing. She currently serves as the president and captain of the Equestrian Club, a club sport here on campus.

Charlie Canning

November 20, 2019

Charlie Canning is a junior majoring in law and criminal justice. He is currently the president of GV's Comic Book Club, a student organization that welcomes anyone interested in comic books and related movies, TV shows, video games, and collectibles.

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Upcoming Events

Voter Registration Drive

December 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the CSLC in Devos C by Erberts and Gerberts and register to vote! 

Fine Line by Harry Styles Streaming Party

December 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking to relax at the end of finals week? Stick around and come join CAB as we stream Fine Line by Harry Styles on it's debut day December 13th. 

Campus Life Night

January 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus Life Night is GVSU's student organization fair! Learn about all the student organizations and campus departmental resources GVSU has to offer. Come be a part of one of the...

Popcorn & Movies

January 10, 2020 9:00 PM

Popcorn & Movies at the Kirkhof Big Screen Movie Theater Check our schedule to see what's playing!

American Red Cross Blood Drive

January 15, 2020 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM

Grand Valley State University has developed partnerships with American Red Cross and Michigan Blood, newly named Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, to host blood drives at GVSU campus...

Democracy 101: What is the American Dream?

January 15, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Office of Student Life is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.