Our Mission & Values


Student Life's mission is to empower students to effectively engage with their communities through intentionally designed and inclusive programs, services, and environments.

Department Values

Student Life fosters learning, development, wellness, and success for students at Grand Valley State University. We apply the following values to our work.

Inclusiveness, a girl dances in a traditional Indian outfit

Personal Responsibility, students volunteer

Community, students at a football game

Sustainability, students in a greenhouse

Collaboration, students study together

Innovation, students at a conference