Student senate happenings

The election process for student senate has begun! Packets are available in the student senate office (Kirkhof Center Room 0040 located in the Student Organization Center) or print one off from our website ( if you would like to be on the body next school year.

GVL / Kasey Garvelink - Vice Presdient Jordan Simmonds speaks to the members of student senate at the meeting on Feb. 25, 2016 in Allendale.

Where does donor money go?

With more than 19,000 people donating to Grand Valley State University, there is a lot of money to keep track of and to allocate to projects being done on campus. So who decides where the money goes and how much goes to a certain project?

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visits Grand Rapids Oct. 7 for the 2015 State University Summit. Gov. Snyder was greeted by officials working within higher education institutions from across Michigan.

Breaking down Gov. Snyder's budget

Grand Valley State University student senators are persistently trying to ensure adequate funding from the state for future Lakers. Because of their efforts, and after sending a few student senators to Lansing, Michigan to speak with congressional representatives and senators, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released his budget for the next fiscal year.