We are the Office of Student Life
We are professionals that are dedicated to empowering students to effectively engage with their communities through intentionally designed and inclusive programs, services, and environments. Both our student and full-time staff value inclusiveness, personal responsibility, community, sustainability, collaboration, and innovation; these shared values inform everything we do as we foster learning, development, wellness, and success for students at Grand Valley State University.
Our Mission and Vision
The GVSU Office of Student Life empowers students to effectively engage with their communities through intentionally designed and inclusive programs, services and environments. Student Life fosters learning, development, wellness, and success for students at Grand Valley State University.
The OSL strives to engage students in a variety of experiences that will offer opportunities for personal growth and development, balanced with academics. Through the many programs, services and leadership opportunities offered, students are provided with a collaborative environment to gain skills that will shape their lives, their professions and their societies.
INCLUSIVENESS | Providing environments where the unique voices of all are included, engaged, and supported.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY | Expecting integrity, honesty, and accountability at all times.
COMMUNITY | Engaging students in active leadership and service; celebrating campus rituals and traditions; preparing students to contribute their talents within a global society.
SUSTAINABILITY | Modeling responsible use of human, fiscal, and natural resources.
COLLABORATION | Partnering with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents in order to realize shared goals.
INNOVATION | Fostering critical and creative thought to continually strengthen our programs, services, and environments.