GVSU’s mission is to “empower learners in their pursuits, professions, and purpose.”  One way we do this is by creating conditions for students to become active, global citizens. GVSU is committed to full student voter engagement, as evidenced by President Mantella’s signature on the All In Campus Democracy Challenge’s Presidential Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation. As Lakers, we have the responsibility to actively engage in our communities and our democracy. If you are eligible, we encourage you to vote. The resources shared on this site are meant to provide education and support to our campus community.

Person standing in front of the national voter registration day sign with a GVSU Vote t-shirt on
Three students standing outside Kirkhof encouraging others to vote.
A standing sign reading "I vote because we are the future leaders of this world!"

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Voter Friendly Campus 2021-2022 seal
2020 Presidential Election Gold Campus for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement
2018 Midterm Election "Gold Campus" for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement
Bronze ribbon graphic that reads "All In: Bronze Campus. 50-59% voting rate. Excellence in Student Voter Engagement. Presidential 2016 Election.

GVSU Votes! is a civic engagement initiative sponsored by the Office of Student Life within the Division of Student Affairs.

Page last modified September 13, 2023