Ignite/ReIgnite is the official training and resource programs for officers and executive boards of student organizations. ALL student organizations are REQUIRED to have at least one executive officer participate in both Ignite (Fall) and ReIgnite (Winter) with the exception of Greek Organizations that attend the Winter 2024 Officers Retreat. Policies and procedures, funding, LakerLink, and other important details pertinent to student organizations covered at this event. 

Save the Date! Ignite Fall 2024 is Friday, September 20 in Allendale

ReIgnite Resources

Campus Department Resources for Student Organizations

Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Contact Us:

[email protected]

Center for Women and Gender Equity

1201 Kirkhof Center

(616) 331-2748

[email protected]

University Counseling Center

Allendale Campus 206 Student Services Center
Pew Campus DeVos 101B


(616) 331-3266
(616) 331-3215 (Fax)
[email protected]

Promotions Office

What is the Promotions Office?
The Promotions Office consists of a team of student graphic designers, photographers, and videographers that provide promotional services to primarily GVSU departments and RSOs.

Where is the Promotions Office?
Kirkhof 0008

How do I use the Promotions Office?
All orders are placed by submitting a
service request via our website,

How to Get Promo Services FOR FREE:

  • If you’re looking to promote a specific event…
    • Learn how to apply for funding at gvsu.edu/sos/funding
  • If you’re looking for general RSO promotions…
    • Use your FREE RSO Promo Package! Every student org. gets one free RSO Promo Package per academic year. Learn more at gvsu.edu/promotins/rso.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Recreation & Wellness

  • Club Sports
    • If you are looking for a more competitive sport experience, join a club sports organization. Club Sports provide an exciting athletic alternative that bridges the gap between Intramural Sports and NCAA Varsity Athletics. Our club teams compete nationally against teams from other universities and we have over 40 different sports.
  • Esports
    • The Laker Esports Center opened in Fall of 2021. The LEC is located on the lower level of the Kirkhof Center. A variety of games are available including  League of Legends, Minecraft, and Rocket League. Drop in hours provide an opportunity for gamers to use the center and play their favorite game. Our staff can help get you set up, whether you are a seasoned player or want to try something new. 
  • Fitness
    • Our fitness programs make meeting or maintaining your fitness goals easy because we offer a variety of inclusive programs and services. We have group exercise classes like yoga and zumba, as well as fitness training sessions for individuals or groups. UFIt is a free service for students that provides individualized fitness programs that includes an equipment orientation,  personalized workouts designed by a fitness specialist and ongoing support to help achieve goals. We also offer adult swim lessons. And if you need CPR or First Aid training, we have staff that can get you certified. Our programs welcome all fitness levels, abilities and experiences!
  • Intramural Sports
    • Intramural sports offers recreational team competitions for students of all skill levels. Join any of the 20 plus leagues offered during the fall and winter semesters. Create a team, and invite your friends and classmates to compete against other Lakers for the championship t-shirt! Participants can join, men’s, women’s or open league competition. Teams typically play 1-2 games per week. 
  • Outdoor Adventures
    • Our outdoor adventures program encourages you to get out and explore. Join us at the climbing wall for an open climb or group team building opportunity. Brush up on an old skill or learn a new one through our educational workshops. Go on one of our planned trips or rent camping gear and plan your own trip with friends.
  • Student Wellness
    • Do you want to learn more about nutrition, sexual health, or general wellness topics like stress, rest, sleep or more? Connect with our WIT Peer Educators. We provide student-led education on lots of wellness related topics including presentations, social media, blogs and more. Looking for individual support? Connect with one of our Wellness Coaches or Wellness Navigators to explore wellness resources on campus.
  • Recreation Spaces
  • Student Employment
  • Special Events


No matter what you decide to do, we’re here to support you! We believe that understanding the 8 dimensions of wellness can help guide your well-being during your college experience.

The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Physical space on campus

Evening identity-based clubs: 

  • Bi-Furious
  • Ace of Clubs: Ace and Aro
  • Colors of Pride: queer students of color
  • First-year Queer Alliance
  • General Queer Alliance
  • T2: trans and non-binary folks
  • NeuroQueers: neurodivergent and queer


  • Queer the Air: open mic night
  • QueeraPOOLooza: pool party
  • Wear the Rainbow: free clothing shop
  • Pride Prom: student dance
  • Lavender Graduation: celebrating LGBTQ grads

LGBT Resource Library

Website: www.gvsu.edu/lgbtrc 

Facebook: @gvsu.lgbt.center

Instagram: @gvsulgbtr

University Development

  • University Development exists to raise funds for the priorities of the university. 
    • Are you fundraising for your club sport or RSO? 
    • Are you unsure where to start, or have questions about what’s allowed? 
    • Are you talking to a donor and need help navigating a conversation? 
    • Email Katrina Begrow at [email protected] or call 616-331-6093 

Upcoming Events: 

Day of Giving: March 21, 2024 gvsu.edu/giving/lakersgiveback

  • Annual one-day where we are fundraising for GVSU. 
    • All club sports and RSOs (with gift-accepting funds) are featured. 
  • Kirkhof Event from 10 am - 1 pm with free food, swag, games, photo booth, & more! 

Crowdfunding: April 2024

  • This will provide opportunities to fundraise for travel, equipment expenses, and any other needs. 
  • Start thinking NOW about your needs are. 

Undergraduate Funding Resources

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Website: gvsu.edu/sos

Call: 616-331-2345

In-person meetings: Office of Student Life, Kirkhof 1110

Drop-In Advising: Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. in Kirkhof 0008

Funding Resoures and Guidelines

Undergraduate Funding Training - ReIgnite 2024

Kirkhof, CDC, and Allendale-Outdoor Event Planning Resources

How to Make a Reservation

WebApp: https://ems.gvsu.edu/emswebApp

Email: [email protected]

In Person: 1110 Kirkhof Center

Make an appointment with the Event Services Assistant, Shyceka Armstrong by emailing [email protected]

Don’t forget about the Event Services website!  Great resource for info on the fly! www.gvsu.edu/eventservices

Kirkhof, CDC, and Allendale-Outdoor Event Planning Resources - ReIgnite 2024

Officer Transitions Resources

Presentation Overview

  1. Leadership Recruitment
  2. The Election Process
  3. Transitions Period
  4. Activity

Transitions Guide

Officer Transitions Resources - ReIgnite 2024

LakerLink Training Resources

Presentation Overview

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose and Use
  3. Lakerlink Walkthrough
    1. Roster mechanics, About, Calendar, Elections, Funding, News/Gallery, Forms, etc.  
  4. Activity 
  5. Specific Walkthrough Questions 

LakerLink Tutorials

LakerLink: An Overview - ReIgnite 2024

Organization Marketing & Promotions Resources

Contact Information for Promotions and Event Services

Our Website

Questions about design/print/posting services?
[email protected] | (616) 331-2340

Questions about photo/video services?
[email protected] | (616) 331-8692

Questions about Lakerlink? 

rso@gvsu. | (616) 331-2345

Questions about room reservations? 

events@gvsu. | (616) 331-2350

Tips & Tricks: Marketing Your Student Org

Leadership Resources

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Development 


I am Grand Valley, presented by the Office of Student Life, recognizes Grand Valley students who lead by example. Since 2003, Grand Valley has celebrated these students for their leadership, dedication, and hard work here at Grand Valley. I am Grand Valley is an opportunity to thank and honor the student leaders here at Grand Valley and celebrate what it means to be a Laker.


This Winter, the Office of Student Life will partner with the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy to offer four leadership development workshops dedicated to helping students discover leadership styles and techniques that allow them to achieve their full potential as leaders at GVSU and beyond. All students are welcome to attend, and registration is free!


After a four-year hiatus, the Office of Student Life, in collaboration with the Cook Leadership Academy, will offer a half-day leadership summit for students to network and attend sessions hosted by community leaders. More information about registering and submitting program proposals will be announced soon.

There aren't enough leaders in your organization - ReIgnite 2024

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