Tune in with Rachel: A Student Life Story

When GVSU alum Rachel Syrba began her first year, she didn’t know anyone. When she picked up a CD from GV’s only student-run radio station at Campus Life Night, she had no idea what the next four years would be like. Rachel found a community at Whale Radio that made her feel at home and sparked a life-long passion for radio.

This is her story.

Student Life wants you to get involved and become more! Join any of our hundreds of student organizations, various programming teams, fraternity and sorority life, or participate in civic engagement and leadership opportunities!

Students wearing matching t-shirts at the 2018 Class Photo.

Students walking away from Cook Carillon-Tower with the words "LakerLink" above their heads.

A student at a greek life information booth.

Getting involved through the Office of Student Life will help you become all that you can be, and you might just have some fun along the way too.

LakerLink is the only way to find all the Registered Student Organizations on campus from anywhere in the world. Start your student org search now!

The easiest way to become more than just another student is getting involved with the OSL and doing so couldn't be any easier!


16 Students Graduate from First Year Leadership Experience

January 06, 2020

On November 19, 16 students graduated from First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE).

10th Annual Clean-Up & Cookout Hosted by Sigma Lambda Beta Int. Fraternity, Inc.

December 16, 2019

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. hosted their 10th annual clean-up and cookout event on Nov. 9, 2019.

GVSU Earns Silver Seal for Campus Democracy

December 10, 2019

Grand Valley State University has earned the Silver Seal by the All In Campus Democracy Challenge for our 2018 campus voting rate. Silver Seal awards were given to campuses that showed a 30-39% voter participation in the 2018 Midterm Elections. 

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Involvement Spotlights

Kaitlyn Richardson

January 14, 2020

Kaitlyn Richardson is a junior majoring in secondary English education and minoring in applied linguistics. She currently serves as the president of STAGE, Grand Valley's only student-run theatre organization.

Kelly MacKillop

January 09, 2020

Kelly MacKillop is a fifth year senior studying elementary education and English language arts. She currently serves as president of the GVSU Belly Dance Club and is part of their�"Pozi Pod"� performance team.

MacKenzie Brokema

January 07, 2020

MacKenzie Brokema is a sophomore majoring in behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis in pre-physician assistant and a minor in Spanish.

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Upcoming Events

I am GV Awards Reception

January 21, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Students who were nominated for the I am GV award, and individuals who submitted the nominations are invited to attend a casual open house style reception.  I am GV recipients will receive their...

I am GV Reception

January 21, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Students who received a nomination and their nominators are invited to attend this casual reception. Nominators and nominees are welcome to stop by the reception at any time, as there is not a...

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive

January 22, 2020 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Grand Valley State University has developed partnerships with American Red Cross and Michigan Blood, newly named Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, to host blood drives at GVSU campus...

Democracy 101: Democracy and the American Dream - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 22, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to unpack how the early years of our nation's founding shape our idea of the American Dream! Answer questions like "What are the pillars our democracy are built on?" "How...

Re-Ignite - Downtown Campus

January 22, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Re-Ignite is the official training and resource program for officers and executive boards of student organizations. ALL student organizations are REQUIRED to have least...

Replenish Week: Trivia Night

January 22, 2020 6:30 PM

Trivia night will be hosted by CAB and Student Senate. Bring donation items for Replenish for extra points!

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The Office of Student Life is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.