We are proud of our highly regarded community-engaged programs.

Through our community engagements, the College of Community and Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including criminal justice, health administration, hospitality, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, social justice, and tourism. Our Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shapes usable knowledge for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.

We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community.  - Dean George Grant, Jr.

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SLAM Students assist with relief efforts in North Carolina

SLAM (Students Leaving a Mark) assisting with relief efforts after Tropical Storm Maria hit North Carolina.

Faculty-produced documentary on philanthropy now available

A feature-length documentary on the concept of giving that was produced by a Grand Valley faculty member is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Jacquelynn Donyon-Martin receives award

CJ Faculty Member receives 2018 Pew Teaching Excellence Award.

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GVNow News

Nursing grad student wins thesis competition

February 16, 2018

Graduate student Kathryn Ellens won first place for her thesis on Opioid use and pain management.

Laker Effect Challenge opens for submissions

February 14, 2018

Teams with ideas to make lasting community change are encouraged to submit entries before March 2.

New students soon offered scholarships to study abroad

February 13, 2018

GVSU will soon offer scholarships to 100 new students to help fund their study abroad experiences.

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GVSU Winter 2018 Career Fair

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Leave No Elder Behind

February 23, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

13th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Aging

Study Abroad First Step Meeting

March 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Interested in studying abroad?  Attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting! 

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