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!


Alpha Epsilon Pi Gains Two Donor Matches for Gift of Life

January 21, 2020

This year, Alpha Epsilon Pi, an International Fraternity Council (IFC) fraternity, spent a total of 27 hours tabling and contributed 349 swabs to Gift of Life.

16 Students Graduate from First Year Leadership Experience

January 06, 2020

On November 19, 16 students graduated from First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE).

10th Annual Clean-Up & Cookout Hosted by Sigma Lambda Beta Int. Fraternity, Inc.

December 16, 2019

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. hosted their 10th annual clean-up and cookout event on Nov. 9, 2019.

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Involvement Spotlights

Jocelyn Messer

January 24, 2020

Jocelyn Messer is a fifth year senior majoring in biomedical science with a chemistry minor. This is her second year as the president of GV's Gift of Life.

Reo Lo

January 21, 2020

Reo Lo is a senior studying microbiology. He is the president of the Fencing Club and has been active in Pre-Med Club, Dagorhir, and Alternative Breaks.

Kaitlyn Richardson

January 14, 2020

Kaitlyn Richardson is a junior majoring in secondary English education and minoring in applied linguistics. She currently serves as the president of STAGE, Grand Valley's only student-run theatre organization.

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Upcoming Events

Democracy 101: The Mythology of the American Dream - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about the history of the American Dream dating back to the 1930s, and uncover why the dream could never be a reality for all Americans during this interactive session hosted by GVSU History Professor...

Presidents' Ball Salon

January 31, 2020 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

RHA presents President's Ball Salon! Come to the Pere Marquette room in Kirkhof from 3-6pm to use our DIY hair and nail stations! ACES will be providing mocktails for all to enjoy! Hope to see...

Presidents' Ball

January 31, 2020 5:30 PM

The ‘20s are back and taking Presidents’ Ball by storm! Come join your fellow Lakers and President Mantella herself for one of the university's classiest annual events. There will be...

Days of Community Action

February 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The CSLC has partnered with The Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising and the Division of Inclusion of Equity to create collaborative days of community engagement for students...

Absentee Request Drive

February 3, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come fill out an Absentee Ballot Request Form in Kirkhof Center, as well as learn more about the Absentee Ballot Process and Laws!

Coffeehouse Concert ft. Drakeford

February 4, 2020 8:00 PM

Come see musician Drakeford as a part of the Coffeehouse Concert series hosted by CAB.

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