Find out what's happening this winter at GVSU.
Find out what's happening this winter at GVSU.
Grand Valley State University
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What's Happening in Community Engagement

Winter 2021

Community Service Directory

Community Service Directory
A new resource, The Community Service Directory, is now available! This directory is provided as a convenient access point for all community members to learn more about the availability of resources and services provided by GVSU. 
If you know of a program that you would like to see added to the directory, please check out the link below to find the directory as well as the submission form.
Access the Directory

Charter Schools Added to Laker Effect Map 

Laker Effect Map
The Laker Effect Map has been updated to include over 75 Charter School locations! Check out the map to see the new additions, as well as the extensive network of existing partnerships.

As always, if you have new relationships/partnerships that you’d like to see on the map, you can submit them anytime by clicking below.
Access the Map

Community Spotlight: GVSU Student Senate Give Thanks Initiative 

Food Drive Graphic
Julian Sanders and the GVSU Student Senate are leading the Give Thanks Initiative to give back to the GVSU community. The initiative involves bringing the entire community together to support fellow Lakers and show that giving does not just take place during the holidays. Julian’s goal was to begin the semester with a great initiative that could support students with what they need to continue their success at GVSU.

If you are interested in donating food, please drop off your donations at the box located at the 2020 desk or the Office of Student Life. All proceeds are being donated to GVSU Replenish. 
Student Senate Website

COVID Vaccination Clinic Volunteers

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place has successfully vaccinated 8,000 people from throughout our area that currently meet the State of Michigan requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine.
GVSU is looking for volunteers to ensure the vaccination process is well staffed to deliver a positive and safe experience.
When the vaccine is available for the clinic to open at full capacity, approximately 150 volunteers are needed per 4-hour shift. Volunteers may assist with greeting clinic attendees, providing directional assistance, escorting attendees who need help, sanitizing and organizing supplies, performing temperature checks and more. 
Learn More

Upcoming Events

Roger That! Conference

Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th, 2021 (virtual)

Roger That! is a celebration of space exploration in honor of Roger B. Chaffee. Join us to hear from a tremendous assortment of speakers from different disciplines and perspectives, including meteor scientists, engineers, artists, experts on virtual reality, physicists, space collection curators, an astronaut, and a one-of-a-kind live presentation of the 1925 German film "Our Heavenly Bodies" accompanied by the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Wurlitzer Organ. Our virtuous presenters will create an alternate reality online - one that we hope will more than make up for our inability to meet in person. 


Apply now for the 2021 Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp!

STEPS Camp is a fun and engaging week-long introduction to the world of science, technology, and engineering through the lens of aviation for participants between the ages of 11-13, currently in the 6th grade, and entering 7th grade in the fall of 2021.

CLAS Repair Clinic

February 15-17, 2021, 12-2:30pm in MAK B-4 232

Faculty and staff volunteers will be fixing students’ rips and missing buttons, jammed zippers, broken glasses, backpack straps and much more. This service is absolutely free to any GVSU student.
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