Welcome to Student Life Weekly

Updated September 22nd, 2021

Student Life Weekly is a once a week email based newsletter which will help keep you informed about ways to get involved and upcoming events. Make this the semester you join a new student organization, get involved with the Community Service Learning Center, rush for a Fraternity or Sorority, or meet new people at a campus event!

You can find even more information about involvement opportunities on the Office of Student Life website.

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Latest Articles

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Student Life as a Laker: How Involvement Assistants Can Help YOU!

Looking for ways to engage as a Laker this fall? Jillian Smith and Madelynn Lutenski, two of GVSU’s involvement assistants, offer wisdom on why it’s so important to get involved. Learn what an involvement assistant is and how you can start the search for an organization of your own.

Read more about Involvement Assistance

Your One-Stop-Shop Guide to the Best Stores Around

Everyone needs a little time to destress as the semester gets underway, and what better way than with a little retail therapy? Grand Valley is surrounded by plenty of malls, thrift stores, and boutiques so you can shop ‘til you drop (not literally, we hope). We’ve got you with a one-stop-shopping list of the best places for all your shopping needs.

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Get Active in Greek Life: Register Today!

Greek Life is an important part of many college campuses around the country, Grand Valley included. With registration still open for Fall 2021, you can apply to join one of 27 fraternities or sororities within the Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, or the Multicultural Greek Council. Now is a perfect time to find out more about Greek life and how you or someone you know can go Greek.

Read more about going Greek

Popular Articles

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Fact or Fiction? Investigating the Scariest GVSU Myths

Are there haunted tunnels beneath the GVSU campus? Were living centers like Copeland and Robinson originally designed to be prisons? It’s mysterious GV Myths like these that transfer from one student to the next until we can’t tell what’s fact and what’s fiction. What are we supposed to believe? After an in-depth investigation, here is the real truth behind the GVSU mysteries that haunt us all.


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How to Ace a Study Date

Study dates are much harder than getting an A on your next exam; you spend so much time preparing for your next exam that your date can end up feeling neglected! Finding that balance is an art. If you need some tips on how to wow your professor, while also being a flirt-master, check out this list!

Louie Rom Com

How to Star in Your Own GVSU Rom Com

Valentine’s Day is just a few short days away, and you can’t stop imagining what it would be like to meet the love of your life on campus. Your mind is replaying every romantic comedy you’ve ever seen, and you’re feeling a bit wistful as the holiday approaches. As you prepare for class this love-filled day, you begin to feel hopeful, so you throw on your backpack and practically skip out the door. Little do you know your rom com wishes are about to come true...

Upcoming Events

Battle of the Valleys Tabling in Kirkoff

September 23, 2021 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Student Senate will be handing out fliers and promoting the fundraising events hosted by Student Senate for Battle of the Valleys. RSVP on LakerLink

Student Senate General Assembly

September 23, 2021 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please note: All General Assembly meetings for Academic Year 2021-2022 will be in-person. Meetings will be held in the Pere Marquette River Room in the Kirkhof Center at 4:30pm. All members of...

Outdoor Yoga

September 23, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The semester is in full swing and I know it's been a crazy start for me, and I imagine for you too. The best way to decompress after a long week is by being in the outdoors and doing some yoga!...

His House Lifegroup

September 23, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a time of bible study and prayer from 7:00-8:00pm RSVP on LakerLink

Meet the Poodles

September 23, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A chance for female students to learn about Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and meet the members in the chapter, Xi Nu here on campus. RSVP on LakerLink

Meet the Poodles

September 23, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A chance for female students to learn about Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and meet the members in the chapter, Xi Nu here on campus. RSVP on LakerLink

Club Meeting

September 23, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we learn about Milton Freidman's philosophy of free market capitalism, looking specifically at a case study on Hong Kong in the 1980's. RSVP on LakerLink

STAGE Meeting

September 23, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

General STAGE meeting open to all! We will play theatre games and discuss YIKES!2021: our production this semester. Interested in acting, directing, crew, or writing? Come to the meeting for...

GVSU Student Book Club

September 23, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To all the book lovers at Grand Valley this club is for you. Book Club is a place you will meet like minded readers. We debate book tropes, play book games, go to book related movies, and throw...

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