The most successful students are those who spend the 70% of their time outside of class wisely. Employers continue to look for college graduates with a wide range of experiences and leadership skills.

Students are encouraged to Become More while in college by getting involved in a wide variety of campus opportunities. The Office of Student Life has over 400+ student organizations. There are groups for everyone- from sports, to professional, to hobbies, to interfaith, and more.


LakerLink is your way to connect to organizations, communicate with members, and explore your community.


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Start a New Student Organization

If you can't find an organization that suits your interests, start your own!

How to start a new Student Organization

Start a Student Organization Form

Student Life Awards

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Student Life Award Winners!


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Upcoming Events

W8GVU Field Day

June 22, 2024 1:00 PM

Join the GVSU Amateur Radio Council (W8GVU), Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association (W8DC), as well as the GVSU & West Michigan sections of the IEEE for the 2024 Amateur Radio Field Day - The...


August 22, 2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHAT IS THIS CLUB? At every Super Secret Club meeting, we provide FREE FOOD and information about joining student organizations and making new friends. When you come to a club meeting, you'll...

Laker Kickoff

August 23, 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come join us on Friday, August 23 on Kirkhof Lawn at 6 p.m. for the kickoff party of the year! It's good to be back - both new & returning Lakers. And that requires a true celebration....

Beach Clean Up

August 24, 2024 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Start the semester off by joining the Office of Student Life for a Beach Clean-Up at Grand Haven State Park! Transportation and food will be provided. Please visit our Beach Clean-Up webpage...

IFC Welcome Week Block Party

August 24, 2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for an exciting start to the semester at the IFC Welcome Week Block Party! Get ready to make unforgettable memories with fellow students as we kick off the new academic year in style. Enjoy...

NPHC Yard Show

August 24, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fun, and exciting Cultural Step show hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council to showcase the organizational strolls on the big stage for the GVSU community to see....

Movie on the Field

August 24, 2024 8:00 PM

Join us Saturday, August 24 in Lubber Stadium to watch our Movie on the field. Bring your own pillows and blankets.  NOTE: food and drink are NOT permitted on the Lubbers Stadium field.

Queer Rave

August 24, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GVSU SDS is excited to present Queer Rave: A celebration of all things queer, we have a live DJ, pizza , drinks, and admission is FREE! Dress up (or don�t) in your best outfits, and get ready to...

Campus Life Night

August 25, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Why should you go to Campus Life Night? MAKE CONNECTIONS Meet your new community at Campus Life Night through the 300+ student organizations, campus departments, and local businesses/non-profits...

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Organization Resources

Here are numerous resources available for you to create a more impactful and engaging student organization at GVSU.


Student Organization Support

Advisor Resources

Below is a collection of Advisor's Frequently Asked Questions to help navigate the task of advising a student organization.


Advisor FAQs

Organization Policies

For your convenience and reference, relevant registered student organization policies are available online.


Check out the RSO Handbook

Registered Student Organizations are a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified April 26, 2023