GRCC Policies updated

Policy Meeting

October 2022

11.15 Purchasing

Policy Statement

  • Increased amount for Director of Purchasing or designee to approve $10,000 or more (up from $5,000 or more).  Increased amount for Procurement Specialist or designee to approve less than $10,000 (up from less than $5,000).


  • added Attachment A – GRCC Logo Apparel
  • added Attachment B – MLBE

6.2 EEO & Non-Discrimination

  • Section VII(c):  Changed “Ethics Monitoring Brochure” to linked “Ethics Monitoring System.”
  • Section VII(d): Revised Policy names to reflect accurate titles.
  • Section IX(b): Fixed several broken hyperlinks.
  • Section IX(c): Updated definition of “prohibited discrimination” to include harassment by “vendors, volunteers or any member of the campus community.”
  • Section IX(c): Revised definition of “prohibited discrimination” related to “retaliation” to prohibit retaliation for having “participated in” a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.”
  • Section IX(g): Revised definition of “Political Affiliation.”
  • Section IX(j)(2): Revised language to be gender neutral.

6.3 Unlawful Harassment

  • Revised Title
  • Section V: Revised covered entities to ensure consistency with EO and Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • Section VI: Revised to ensure consistency with EO and Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • Formatting, grammatical and title changes throughout Policy.

The new/revised policies have been added to the College Policies website.

The best cross country runners headed to Grand Rapids as GRCC hosts NJCAA Region XII, MCCAA championship meet

Some of the fastest cross country runners in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana are headed to Grand Rapids on Saturday, as Grand Rapids Community College hosts the NJCAA Region XII and MCCAA Championship meet.

The event includes representatives from the GRCC cross country teams and student-athletes from 20 other schools competing at the Gainey Athletic Complex, 1661 E Paris Ave SE, in Grand Rapids. Admission is free, and parking is $5.

“GRCC is proud to host an event that showcases the best programs in the region,” Athletic Director Lauren Ferullo said. “This is a great opportunity for people in West Michigan to see some of the top community college runners in our state and beyond.”

The women’s five-kilometer race will begin at noon and the men’s eight-kilometer race is set for 1:00 p.m.

Eight schools competing are ranked in the latest national poll, including Lansing Community College, has the No. 1 men’s and women’s teams in the nation. GRCC’s women’s team, coached by Sharon Becker, is ranked No. 4, and the men, coached by Rob Hyde, are ranked No. 7.

The GRCC team includes All-Ameicans Kaylee Scott, Audrey Meyering and Coleman Clark.Scott set a GRCC record at the Oct. 15 meet, and was named MCCAA Cross Country Runner of the Week in September. Mason Kolhoff earned the honor earlier this month.

Gainey is located one mile east of Calvin University’s main campus and borders East Paris Road SE and the university’s nature preserve.

The start and finish are located on the Gainey soccer fields. The course features 10-meter-wide paths cut through the Calvin property north and west of the Gainey Athletic Complex, wide sweeping turns, a long straightaway parallel to the service road, beautiful tree-lined trails, and good footing. A brief segment runs through the Gainey Baseball fields and finishes just west of the start near the soccer stadium bleachers.

GRCC In the News 10/27/2022

Grand Rapids movie studio plans move to Walker industrial building


WALKER — A movie studio that formerly operated in downtown Grand Rapids is eyeing a larger industrial space in Walker to accommodate local filmmakers seeking to rent out production space.

… “I dropped out of Grand Rapids Community College after about three and a half weeks as a major in broadcasting,” (Josh) Sikkema said. “I didn’t have any resources and (there was) nowhere for me to shoot. The next best option for me was renting studios, but they are not affordable.”

John Gibbs: New Third District leans left, but it’s not unwinnable

10/26/22 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The new third congressional district in Michigan might lean slightly more Democrat after redistricting, but GOP candidate John Gibbs doesn’t see the new lines as impenetrable.

… The new 3rd District would also encompass Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College. While Gibbs wants to make college more affordable, he doesn’t agree with the Biden administration’s sweeping student debt relief.

TRIO & Power Of Education Fundraiser

Hello GRCC Family!

TRIO Student Support Services is hosting our annual fundraiser for the Power of Education Foundation that benefits Samuel, a 10 year boy who attends their school in Haiti.

COVID changed our fundraising efforts for the past few years but we are back and better than ever!  We are hosting a donut and churro cheesecake (homemade!) to raise the $800 for his tuition, food, medical/dental needs, and school supplies.  You can also donate directly without purchasing anything. 

Please see below for additional information:

1.)  Donations accepted beginning Monday, October 31st thru Friday, November 4th at: PEF Donation for Samuel

2.)  This year we are selling Krispy Kreme donuts by the dozen and Churro Cheesecake by the slice and whole cake.  *Deadline for all orders will be on Thursday, October 27, 5:00 PM.  Follow this link for pricing details and to place your order: Donut & Churro Cheesecake Order Form

3.)  Goal: $800

4.)  Learn more!  Jen Masternak, the Creative and Finance Director for the Power of Education Foundation, shared a video about the foundation and the school.  And how their connection to GRCC, and how the GRCC community and TRIO Student Support Services has supported their efforts over the years.

Thank you for your support!  This fundraising partnership has existed for 10+ years between GRCC, TRIO and the Power of Education Foundation. 

It has truly been a GRCC community effort that has raised thousands of dollars and provided life-changing education, support and care for children.  Not only have we raised needed funds but our students have gained an awareness of another culture and appreciation for the access to education we have.  

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact me at 616-234-2167 or via email at

Applying for a grant: Learn about our process

Interested in applying for a grant? Your first step is to contact the Grants Department! 

We are the college-wide point of contact that manages all aspects of grant-seeking and grant administration to ensure that projects are developed and managed in compliance with the sponsor’s terms and College policies.

As a full-service department, we’re here to assist you and your team with all things grant-related.

As such, please be reminded that no work should begin on a grant until the Grants Department has been contacted. 

Want to learn about our process? Check out our new Grant Development Guide.