Student members of the Vice Provost Student Advisory Board

2021-2022 Vice Provost Student Advisory Board (VSAB)

Acting Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Aaron Haight, welcomed her new 2021-2022 Vice Provost Student Advisory Board (VSAB) at their fall retreat, Saturday, September 18. VSAB is a select group of diverse students who provide feedback and advice directly to the Vice Provost about their experience at Grand Valley. The group looks forward to discussing topics facing the insitution and of importance to students this year.
Family Weekend 2021 5K, GVSU Recreation & Wellness

Family Weekend 5K

Join Recreation & Wellness on Saturday, October 9 at 9 a.m. for their annual Family Weekend 5K! See the beauty of GVSU's Allendale campus this fall season as you run or walk through a flat course, great for all experience levels.
Visit the Recreation & Wellness website for more information and registration. 
students dancing during Laker Kickoff Party students crafting with tye-dye students watching a movie on Lubbers field

Student Engagement 

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) kicked off the year with a wide variety of events for students, including Welcome Week Tie-Dye & Yard Games with the Career Center, Laker Kickoff Party, Movie on the Field with Athletics, and Speed Friending. Overall, CAB engaged with over 2,600 students in the past month. 
Encourage students to join CAB for their upcoming October events: Laker Family Appreciation Weekend, Haunted Arboretum with RHA, and Homecoming Week. 
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the CAB website.

NEW Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Division of Student Affairs recently created a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee! This committee will work to increase awareness within the division and in respective units, with a particular focus on recruiting and retaining staff of color. If any staff within the division are interested in being a part of this work, there is still time to join. This committee will meet every other week, Wednesdays 2-3 p.m., in KC 1142. 
For questions or concerns, please contact Takeelia Garrett (, DEI Committee Chair.

DSA Training & Development

2021-2022 Training & Development
October Events:

DSA Assessment - Part 1
October 6, 10-11 a.m (Virtual)

October 15, 11-12 p.m. (Virtual)

For the full schedule and other opportunities, visit the DSA Training & Development website.

Division of Student Affairs Film Series

Asperger's Are Us
October 21, 12 - 1 p.m. (Virtual)

See the DSA Film Series website for more details.
DSA Professional Development Scholarship
Looking to attend a conference this semester, but low on funds? Apply for our DSA Professional Development Scholarship!
Chris McQueen with his mom and younger brother
Chris with his mother and younger brother at his graduation from East Carolina University

Meet the Division: Chris McQueen, 

Office of Student Life - Fraternity & Sorority Life

 Chris McQueen

Title: Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Position Description: I provide leadership, vision, and strategic initiatives to build internal and external partnerships, provide leadership development, implement assessment, workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion, for the fraternity & sorority life community. 

Share something about yourself that others may not know: I’ve lived in 7 different countries.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your work at GV? Most times I enjoy catching up on sleep…lol. When I’m not working or catching up on sleep, I enjoy working out, sitting next to a body of water, driving with the windows down on a nice day or watching a documentary.  

What is your favorite or funniest college memory, either as a student or as a staff? One of my favorite moments in undergrad was meeting Drake and Chris Brown while I was working at our campus rec center. 

What do you love about helping college students? I love helping students find their "ah-ha" moments, and seeing them grow during their undergraduate experience. 

My Laker Success

Check out a new website, created by the Student Success Network (SSN) faculty partner program, designed to help students navigate their first year at GVSU. My Laker Success is broken down into seven competency areas for students to explore and get connected to important resources. Click the blue button below to visit the My Laker Success website.
My Laker Success
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