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GRCC students invited to GVSU Non-Profit Volunteer & Internship Fair

January 12, 2018

GVSU’s Student Life and Career Center invites GRCC students to attend their Non-Profit, Volunteer & Internship Fair on January 31st from 1-3 pm at the GVSU Pew Campus. If GRCC students would like to attend, they will have to register online to receive a parking pass for the day at GVSU.

For questions please contact Thalia at

Winter Welcome Week includes Involvement Day on Jan. 16

January 10, 2018

As part of Winter Welcome Week 2018, Campus Activities Board is having an Involvement Day on Tuesday, January 16, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Officers and student organizations may have a table at the event but must sign up through OrgSync. To log into OrgSync, one must sign in with their GRCC user name and password. For questions please contact Thalia in Student Life at

Ferris’ Grand Rapids campus donates to food, snack pantries

January 10, 2018

The Student Food Pantry wants to send a big thank you to Ferris State at Grand Rapids!  During the month of December, they collected items for the food and snack pantries on campus. They collected 142.4 pounds for the Student Food Pantry, 27.2 pounds for the snack pantries, and a $90 cash donation. Thank you so much for your support!

Student Life, Campus Activities Board sponsor ‘Show Me Democracy’

January 8, 2018

GRCC Student Life and Conduct, in collaboration with the Campus Activities Board, will be hosting a screening and Q&A of the film “Show Me Democracy” on MLK Day (January 15th) in 108 and 103 of Sneden Hall. Screening will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. and Q&A will proceed. Free parking will be provided to students who need it following the event. If you would like to bring a group of students of over 10, please RSVP for seating at For questions please contact Thalia at the Student Life Office.

Amidst the uprising in Ferguson, seven St. Louis college students evolve into advocates and activists as they demand change through policy and protest and test the validity of the Margaret Mead quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

More volunteers needed for Information Stations

January 3, 2018

To those of you who have volunteered to staff next week’s Information Stations, thank you so much for helping to welcome students to a new semester at GRCC!

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to staff the Information Stations next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you haven’t had a chance to volunteer or are able to sign up for more, please take a look at the volunteer sign-up sheet.

The information table will have different materials for your reference, including campus maps, building layouts, class schedules by course and by building, shuttle times, etc. There will also be resources available to hand out to students (campus maps, student services, etc.).

If you are the first shift, the materials will be under the table and the binder should be on the chair. Likewise, if you are the last person scheduled or if there is not someone scheduled immediately following your shift, (there will be a list of volunteers in each binder), please put the materials beneath the table with the binder on the chair and push the chairs in.

Bring water to keep hydrated and feel to walk about to help students. Lina Blair, director of Student Life and Conduct, will be stopping by throughout the day to check in and see if you might need any additional materials.

If you have any other questions, please let Lina Blair know as soon as possible.

Thank you all so much for your help!

Student service departments can sign up for Involvement Day

December 14, 2017

GRCC student service departments are now able to sign up for Involvement Day 2018! Involvement Day will take place on January 16 from 12-2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Registration ends January 12.. There are limited spaces — first-come, first-served. For more information contact Thalia at

To register, log into OrgSync using your GRCC user name and password.


Applications being accepted for new student organizations

December 13, 2017

Students who want to start up a student organization for the Winter 2018 semester can apply as of today! Please go ahead and fill out the application. Submissions are due January 26 by midnight. For questions, please review the Student Organization Manual or contact Thalia in Student Life at

Volunteers needed for information stations

December 13, 2017

Student Life is looking for volunteers to help with the Information Stations that will be set up for the first three days of the new semester. This is a great way to start the semester and show our students that we support them.

Stations will be set up Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 8, 9 and 10) in three locations. The stations on the first floor of Sneden and the fourth floor of the Main Building will be open from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on all three days. The station at the second floor entrance of the ATC will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. each day.

You can sign up online.

Student food drive competition results

December 1, 2017

Thank you to all the clubs and organizations that participated in the food drive competition. In just 14 days, 285.2 pounds of food was donated to our student food pantry. Because of the great response, we decided to throw two pizza parties for the top two donating clubs. The two winning clubs are Noorthoek Academy and the Hispanic Student Organization. Thank you to everyone who participated!

GRCC In the News, 11-28-17

November 28, 2017

GRCC responding to students with food, housing insecurity

Nov. 28, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is working to strengthen its systems to support students with food and housing assistance, after a survey found many struggling with food and housing insecurity.

Gift will support health, wellness for local school children

Nov. 27, 2017; Grand Haven Tribune

The Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan recently announce a gift of $25,000 to the Richard G. and Patricia R. Huff Children’s Support Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

… Patricia Huff is a retired educator whose 45-year career included professorships at Grand Rapids Community College, Baker College and Muskegon Community College.

Native American Student Organization takes part in Ghost Supper

November 27, 2017

The Native American Student Organization (NASO) participated in a traditional Ghost Supper on Tuesday, Nov. 21, partnering with the Nattowaseppi Heron Band of Potawatomi Indians (NHBP) and the Anishinabee Circle. They had a Traditional Teaching by Jonathan Rinehart on Ghost Supper’s history and significance. NHBP’s Drum Circle played several songs and joined the NASO members and their families for supper.

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Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club hosts food drive competition

November 6, 2017

Are you a GRCC club or organization advisor?  Make sure your students know about the Food Drive competition sponsored by the Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club, running now through Nov. 28.

GRCC Student organizations and clubs food drive competition. The Student and Alumni Philanthropy club is hosting a friendly competition to stock up our GRCC Student Food Pantry – just in time for the holidays! The Student Food Pantry provides nonperishable food items and basic necessities to students and their families. Who: GRCC Student Organizations and Clubs. What: A friendly competition between organizations and clubs. Where: Drop off food to the Student Life and Conduct Office. When: Nov. 6-28, 2017. How does it work? Food can be dropped off to the Student Life and Conduct Office, on the Student Center’s first floor, during regular business hours. When the food is dropped off, your donations will be weighed. The donating club and the weight will be recorded by staff. You can donate as many times as you want from Nov. 6 through Nov. 28! For this competition, we are only accepting food donations, not monetary donations. The GRCC Food Pantry will only accept nonperishable items that are not expired or opened. What’s in it for me? You get the satisfaction of helping your fellow students – and the club that brings in the most weight in food will get a pizza party at a club meeting of their choice! For a list of most needed items, please visit: GRCC Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club.

Food and snack pantry collection runs through Nov. 13

November 6, 2017

A College Action Project Team (CAP 1.3.6) has been formed to strengthen our systems to better support students with food and housing assistance.  The team is currently hosting a Food Drive from October 30 through November 13.

GRCC has a student food pantry and six smaller snack pantries. The food pantry is available to any currently enrolled student and includes items like canned goods, dry pasta, peanut butter, etc. We also have six snack pantries around campus that stock grab-and-go items such as granola bars and easy mac. Our goal with the holiday food drive is to stock both the food pantry and snack pantries well.

You can drop off donations at several campus locations.

Thank you!

Student panel on food, housing insecurity is today

November 2, 2017

A College Action Project Team (CAP 1.3.6) has been formed to strengthen our systems to better support students with food and housing assistance. The team is hosting two upcoming events:

Student Panel Discussion — TODAY, November 2, at 1 p.m. in 205/207 SCC

A 2017 GRCC graduate who completed research on food and housing insecurity will be facilitating a panel discussion with current GRCC students on the subject. This is an opportunity to hear directly from our students about their experiences and their peers’ experiences with hunger, housing insecurity and homelessness. Please also encourage students to attend.

Holiday Season Food Drive — through November 13

GRCC has a student food pantry and six smaller snack pantries. The food pantry is available to any currently enrolled student and includes items like canned goods, dry pasta, peanut butter, etc. We also have six snack pantries around campus that stock grab-and-go items such as granola bars and easy mac. Our goal with the holiday food drive is to stock both the food pantry and snack pantries well.  Check out the list of needed items and drop-off locations and see how you can help!


Dia de los Muertos observance is today

November 1, 2017

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Please join us today at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center. Our “Day of the Dead” celebration will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments will be served! Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.

The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.