TRADITIONS at SVSU!
Painting of the Spirit Rock
A 6.5 ton granite stone is painted regularly, reflecting the creative energy and activities of our students.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends gather annually during Fall semester for a home football game to celebrate Red Pride and reunite with friends.
Battle of the Valley
Once a charitable fundraising competition with GVSU, SVSU will continue to "battle" for regional charitable causes in 2019. SVSU has raised a grand total of $425K+ for local charities in 16 years and outraised GVSU in 13 of the 16 competitions.
Relay for Life
Annual charitable fundraising event benefiting American Cancer Society -- In 2019, SVSU raised $27K+
Two ceremonies are held each academic year -- December and May -- where we celebrate hard work and determination by naming each student as they cross the stage and greet President Bachand.