Welcome to the Division of Inclusion and Equity

Through collaboration, consultation, and leadership with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners, the Division of Inclusion and Equity advances GVSU’s social justice framework for equity and inclusion.  The division coordinates sustainable and strategic institutional efforts to engage all members of the community while also intentionally supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented communities. The division’s work furthers the university's liberal education and student-centered mission. Learn about the Division's mission, vision, and core values.

Welcome to campus new and returning Lakers. Watch this video to learn more about the role each one of us plays in creating an inclusive campus as well as Grand Valley's commitment to celebrating and respecting diversity.

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Grand Valley State University is proud to have been selected as a 2014 HEED Award recipient.

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Open Forum: myGVSU Campus Climate Survey 2015

Open Forum: myGVSU Campus Climate Survey 2015

October 7, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by the Multipurpose Room of the Mary Idema Pew Library to learn more about the myGVSU Climate Survey 2015 set to take place in November. Jesse Bernal, Vice President for Inclusion and...

Queer & Trans 101: A Training for Allies

Queer & Trans 101: A Training for Allies

October 16, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you interested in learning how you can be an ally to the LGBT community? Join the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center for a training! In this training, participants examine...

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                                      Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement of Grand Valley State University

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, gender identity and expression, 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.