GVL / Luke Holmes - Students perform a short skit to raise awareness of rape. “It’s On Us: Champions of Change Kickoff” was held in the Pere Marquette room on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.

'My costume is not my consent'

When college students make Halloween plans, they might think about crafting the perfect costume, stocking up on alcohol and scoping out the liveliest parties. What most students might not consider, though, is their potential risk for sexual assault and the role their costumes play in that.


News Briefs 10/27

MSU president to give speech at GV Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University’s 20th president, will present at Grand Valley State University Monday, Oct. 31. Simon will serve as the keynote speaker as part of the ongoing Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture Series. Simon’s lecture is titled "Land-grant Engagement for the 21st Century” and it will focus on the importance of incorporating values such as inclusiveness and connectivity at the university level. The event will be held in the L. William Seidman Center located on GVSU’s Pew Campus. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the lecture starting promptly after at 8 a.m. To RVSP, visit