How to Get Involved with the Office of Student Life

Getting involved at Grand Valley is just as important as getting to class on time, using your dining dollars, or wearing pants to class (we’ve all had that nightmare). It’s time to take your first step into a world of fulfilling community service, lifelong new friends, and fun homework-less activities. Here’s how you can get involved with Student Life!

Join a Registered Student Organization (RSO)

Three GVSU students post in front of a "Join GVSU Men's Water Polo Club" sign at Campus Life Night

Men's Water Polo Club at Campus Life Night

Three students dancing at Campus Life Night

Students performing at Campus Life Night

STEP 1: Check Out the Student Org Website

Learn more about student organization resources and opportunities by exploring our website.

STEP 2: Attend Campus Life Night

Once a semester, hundreds of student orgs, campus departments, and Greek Life chapters get together for a night of student life celebration. Come browse different orgs, talk to students who are involved, get free goodies, and learn what Student Life has to offer!

Learn more about Campus Life Night

STEP 3: Check out LakerLink

LakerLink is home to all 400+ student organizations at GVSU! Whether you’re into sports, performing arts, Greek Life, or something out-of-the-box, you can find information on LakerLink. You can even find contact information and reach out to RSOs that interest you to learn how you can become a member.

Explore LakerLink today

Attend a Student Life Event

There’s always something to do at GV! Attend the Spring Concert, Presidents’ Ball, Silent Disco, or even the Harry Styles Birthday Party to meet new people and stay connected to the campus community.

Learn more on the Campus Activities Board (CAB) website 

Find a Service Opportunity

The Civic Engagement Team of the Office of Student Life hosts countless opportunities to volunteer and advocate for what you believe in. Be the change in your community through voter registration, drop-in days of service, 5 Days of Service, and more!

Find civic engagement opportunities

Go Greek!

Student crowd surfing at IFC Bid Night

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Bid Night

Four students posing in Greek Life apparel

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Students wave their hands in the air at Panhellenic Bid Day

Panhellenic Bid Day

STEP 1: Explore the Greek Life Website

Learn more about the Greek councils and organizations on the Greek Life website.

STEP 2: Fill Out an Interest Form

Completing an interest form does not mean you are officially committing to joining a Greek organization! It will just ensure that you receive updates about upcoming events and more important information.

Complete a Greek Life interest form

STEP 3: Connect on Social Media

After you've found some orgs that interest you, follow them on social media so you don't miss any upcoming events or updates! And while you're at it, follow @GVSUGreekLife on Instagram for even more important info.

Connect via social media

STEP 4: Reach Out Through LakerLink

All fraternities and sororities are listed on LakerLink with a brief description and contact info. Reach out, ask questions, and learn more about getting involved.

Find Greek orgs on LakerLink

STEP 5: Register for Recruitment!

Lastly, register for recruitment to take your first official step into the Greek Life community.

Register for Recruitment

Page last modified March 9, 2023