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!"

Upcoming Events

GVSU Votes! Tabling Downtown

September 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

GVSU Votes! tabling to help get students registered to vote, know their plan to vote, and check where they are registered to vote. We want to get the downtown campus engaged and excited! RSVP...

GVSU Votes! Tabling Downtown

September 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

GVSU Votes! tabling to help get students registered to vote, know their plan to vote, and check where they are registered to vote. We want to get the downtown campus engaged and excited! RSVP...

Democracy 101: Your Voice Matters | By the Numbers

September 11, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Democracy 101 is a series of civic engagement informational seminars. Our season opener session will focus on breaking down how college students have made change and impacted the turnout of elections...

GVSU Votes! Tabling Downtown

September 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

GVSU Votes! tabling to help get students registered to vote, know their plan to vote, and check where they are registered to vote. We want to get the downtown campus engaged and excited! RSVP...

National Voter Reigstration Day

September 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come get registered to vote at the clocktower! There will be music, popcorn, and yard games. Check your registration status, register to vote if you're not already, and learn about ways to get...

Constitution Day Reacting to the Past (RTTP) with Professor Eick and Professor Murphy

September 17, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Reacting to the Past Constitution Day role-playing game! It is a continuation of a game from the winter 2024 semester where participants decided on the size of the House of Representatives. This...

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Recognition

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 February 8, 2024