Dean of Students

LGBT Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

Respect   -   Recognition  -   Education

The Division of Student Services strives to create an environment that celebrates diversity. The Dean of Students Office serves as an information resource and problem-solving center for LGBT students. The LGBT Resource Center,, is located in 1161 Kirkhof Center, 616.331.2530. Colette Sequin Beighley ( ,  is the director of the LGBT Resource Center

Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the university.

Unlawful acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited. In addition, even if not illegal, acts are prohibited if they harass or discriminate against any university community member(s), through inappropriate limitation of access to, or participation in, educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university activities on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government, or addressing domestic partner benefits.

Grand Valley students, faculty and staff are encouraged to report any harassing behavior to the Department of Public Safety and to the Dean of Students Office.

Page last modified June 30, 2011