Student Organization Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

A message from Eric Stevens, Assistant Director of Student Organizations:

Student Organization Officers and Advisors, 

I wanted to provide some additional guidance regarding the GVSU's official announcement about COVID-19 related to student organization activity. 

-First of all, PLEASE heed the advice given in President Mantella’s announcement and return home if you are able and practice social distancing.

-All on campus student organization reservations are being temporarily suspended until further notice from the university.

-Effective immediately, the Office of Student Life strongly encourages student organizations to cancel, postpone, or virtually conduct all off campus activities, regardless of number of attendees.

-The Student Life funding process for individual travel and campus programming is suspended until further notice from the university. 

-All university funded domestic travel is being canceled.

-We also strongly recommend postponing or canceling any additional student organization travel regardless of funding sources. 

If you have any pending student organization business, Student Life will remain staffed by full-time employees and can support you over the phone or via email.  Also continue to utilize your advisor as a resource if you have questions or need help troubleshooting an event alteration or cancelation.

We hope that you understand this is a fluid situation, and more information will be coming out as it is shared with us.  RSO events currently planned after March 29th should be evaluated in the days ahead as to their viability.  GVSU will be adhering to CDC guidelines and directions from the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

We apologize for the inconvenience this places on your organization, but the university is resolved in protecting its student body to the best of its ability.  For institutional updates on the coronavirus, please be sure to check out

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Life. (Posted 3/12/20)

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.


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Organization Resources
Organization Resources

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

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Advisor Resources
Advisor Resources

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

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Start a New Student Organization

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Organization Policies
Organization Policies

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

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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.