GVL / Courtesy - GVSU Niara Mentoring Program

Staff, students find support through mentorship

Nestled within the comforts of Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, women of color will come together throughout the year for guidance, support, connection and discussion. Niara is a Swahili word meaning, “one with high purpose" and also a GVSU mentorship program, connecting women students of color to staff and faculty of color in order to enhance their college experience.

GVL / Emily Frye
The class of 2019 enjoying a night of dancing at the kick-off party on the Wednesday evening. The event included free pizza and a dj for a night full of fun after the transitions events.

Laker Kickoff sees changes for 2016

For the incoming class of 2020, the Laker Traditions team has prepared the Laker For a Lifetime Kickoff event to celebrate a new journey at Grand Valley State University Aug. 24. According to the coordinator for this tradition, student Julia Sturvist, who has planned a Hawaiian-Luau theme for the event, “this is the first time freshmen have no boundaries.”