news brief 8/26

Off-campus assault

A sexual assault was reported to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Aug. 26 that occurred between 3:30 and 4 a.m. in a parking lot at Campus West Apartments near Grand Valley’s Allendale campus. The victim was a Grand Valley student who was assaulted by two unknown men. The victim was not being identified and no suspects have been named. 

The university issued a safety notice about the incident the morning of Sunday August 27. The case is currently under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information should call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616-738-4022 or Silent Observer at 877-887-4536. Additional resources are available through the GVSU Center for Women and Gender Equity and Victim Advocate Krystal Diel at 616-331-2748.

GVSU surplus store moves to Standale

The GVSU Surplus Store has reopened its doors at a new location in Standale Plaza. The store is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

The store sells used university equipment to the general public at affordable prices. When items have reached the end of their shelf life, Procurement Services collects the items from the GVSU Community and makes them available for sale in the Surplus Store. This has helped create an avenue for educating students about business and sustainability practices. 

The GVSU Surplus Store is located near the corner of Kinney Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive. The 50 Campus Connector bus route can take students to the Kinney stop behind the fire station near the Surplus Store.

Campus ministry hosts cookout and carnival

Grand Valley’s Campus Ministry organization is hosting a free cookout and carnival on Monday, Aug. 27. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the clock tower lawn outside of the Cook-DeWitt Center. There will be food, inflatables, carnival games, music and prizes. For more information about the event or about Campus Ministry visit