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Looking for ways to get involved on campus and in our community?!

There are many ways that you can get connected, stay engaged and be involved in civic engagement opportunities that are meaningful and fun! Take a look at some of these opportunities, below!
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Vote for your GVSU Student Senate representatives!

The GVSU Student Senate represents all students at GVSU. This week, vote for the represntatives you would like to represent YOU!
Step two: Vote!
*Voting begins at 8:00 AM on September 14 and closes at 11:59 PM on September 20.*

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Downtown Blood Drives with Versiti Blood

Donate blood and help save lives, right here in West Michigan! Register below!
  • Monday September 14 from 9am-1pm – Room 469 in CHS 
  • Thursday, September 17 from 3pm-7pm on the Blood Bus (near clocktower downtown) 

September 14th
September 17th
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Become a Virtual Mentor!

Affinity Mentoring is seeking mentors for children throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. Due to COVID-19, mentoring will take place virtually. Mentors are screened, trained and matched with children who will benefit from having a role model and a friend in their lives. If you care about kids, are willing to commit to one hour per week, please contact Ms. Rocio Moreno at rmoreno@affinitymentoring.org. You can make a difference in the life of a child!

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Take the #WhyIVote Challenge!

Join GVSU's #WhyIVote Challenge! Tell the world why YOU vote! Participate and send in a photo or short video clip with a couple sentences about why you vote using the hashtag #WhyIVote and you may be featured on our social media!

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National Voter Registration Day 2020

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is on Tuesday, September 22nd! Join us at the clock tower in Allendale to grab a GVSU Votes! button, register to vote, and learn more about how to get involved in turning out the GVSU student vote!  Click "going" on Facebook if you're interested! https://www.facebook.com/events/352135155942723/
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Want to have some fun, build community and talk about issues that matter?

Join the CSLC for Dinner with Friends!


Grab your favorite comfort food and join us for an engaging, facilitated conversation via Zoom that will connect you with other members of the GVSU community. During this virtual "dinner party", you will spend the evening sharing stories, learning about each other’s experiences with important issues which affect the GVSU community, and discussing how we can find common ground and solutions to shared challenges. And don't forget dessert! Topics for small group dinner discussion will include:

- Life at a PWI in West Michigan
- Covid-19 and Higher Education: What have we learned?

Please RSVP by October 8th to secure your spot! A zoom link will be sent out to those who have RSVP'd. You will be asked to pick a topic that you hope to engage in during our dinner together! 

We are seeking volunteer facilitators and participants for this event!

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Request a Presentation

Request a virtual presentation on any of the following topics. 
  • CSLC Overview
  • Community Engagement and Reflection
  • Voter Engagement
  • Media Literacy
  • Defining Civility and Dialogue
  • Dialogue Across Difference
  • Career Compass and Civic Engagement
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Become a Pollworker!

Be democracy's MVP – sign up to be an election worker today!

Election workers are the Most Valuable Players of our democracy, ensuring free and fair elections for all. And right now our democracy needs election workers more than ever. Serving as an election worker is a paid position, and all election workers are trained on proper protocols.

During the coronavirus crisis, election workers are needed to assist clerks and count ballots. They will serve at polling places, and will adhere to strict public health guidelines, including exercising social distancing, using sanitary equipment, and maintaining strong hygiene to protect themselves and others from coronavirus transmission. Elections are the foundation of our democracy, and the way that all Michiganders can hold their leaders accountable in times of uncertainty.  

Please click the “Sign Up Here” button below to fill out the interest form if you are registered to vote, or register at Michigan.gov/Vote and then return here to sign up to serve.
SIGN UP
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Expressive Activity at GVSU

Students, as you engage with community and learn more about yourself and others, you are sure to be challenged by ideas and experiences that are different from your own - and sometimes, you will encounter difficult and challenging situations. At GVSU, we uphold our commitment to the First Amendment and simultaneously maintain our deep commitment to our values of inclusion and equity. Please take a moment to watch the video below and check out resources and tips for respectful and productive engagement across difference.  

For more information: gvsu.edu/studentlife/expressive

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