The purpose of the Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations (ARA) at SVSU is to support our students’ educational experience by helping them access accommodations and services. We mean to do this by removing barriers that might inhibit our students’ ability to have a positive university experience.
Our office partners with our students, faculty and others in the campus community to assure that the students we support have equal access to all programs, services and experiences. All inquiries received by our office regarding reasonable accommodations are kept confidential.
The SVSU University Health Center, operated by Covenant Health Care Systems, provides medical services for a variety of illnesses and injuries. University Health Center, located inside Saginaw Valley HealthCare, provides walk-in primary medical care, disease prevention, health education and various specialty services to SVSU students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community.
The Pride Center at Saginaw Valley State University strives to better the lives of individuals who identify as gender/sexual/romantic minorities through education, awareness, advocacy and resources. The focus of the center’s service will be on members of the University community through participation and engagement in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Saginaw Valley State University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct. As a result, SVSU strictly prohibits gender and sex-based harassment, dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and stalking. Intimidation, coercion, and violence of any kind will not be tolerated.
Meeting with an Academic Advisor regularly during your college career is essential, especially during your first years at SVSU. We have a team of professional staff and Peer Advisors ready to assist you with any questions you have about degree planning, course selection, choosing a major/minor, as well as connecting you to campus resources.
The Writing and Tutoring Center offer appointments with our tutoring staff online and in-person when requested. The SVSU tutors are available to work with you at various times during the week.
The mission of the Cardinal Food Pantry is to provide students with free, safe, and healthy food while educating the campus community about available social services and the impact of food insecurity on campus and the surrounding communities.
The goal of the Student Wellness Program is to empower students to lead healthy lifestyles through education-based programs. The program strives to promote health awareness for all individuals, generate a sense of community, and help create a lifelong appreciation for health & wellness. The Student Wellness Programs include Cardinal Fitness, Eco Cardinals, Sexual Health Sexual Assault Prevention Team, Substances and Wellness Programming.
Fostering an Academically Successful Transition (FAST) is a grant-funded program coordinated in the Department of Social Work and Youth Services at Saginaw Valley State University. The FAST Program provides supportive services for SVSU and Delta College students who have experienced foster care on or after their 14th birthday or who were adopted after age 16.
The Office of Career Services' mission is to support both the economic vitality of the region and the professional development of our students and alumni by assisting in matching top-quality interns, co-op students and graduates with local organizations to meet the needs of the community. Career Services at SVSU provides professional development resources to every student throughout their college career and beyond -- free of charge.
The Ryder Center at SVSU features a fitness center, Olympic-size swimming and diving pool, indoor track, basketball courts, racquetball courts, dance studio, movement room and much more.
You'll have fun, meet new people and get fit through participation in SVSU's Club Sports, Intermural Sports and Fitness Center. SVSU offers 15 Club Sports, 15 Intermural Sports and Cardinal Fitness classes for students to get involved and stay in shape. Visit our Campus Recreation section to learn more about what is offered.
The Center for Community Engagement focuses on fostering a culture of community engagement through dynamic university-community partnerships that facilitate student learning, innovative teaching, scholarship, and outreach. The Center supports projects that address the needs of global and local communities, with a special commitment to the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. This teaches civic responsibility and allows students to experience enhanced opportunities for learning and personal and social skill development.
Residence life at Saginaw Valley State University promotes the well-being of all students by fostering academic growth and personal success in a safe and inclusive living environment. It is our priority to elevate students living in on-campus housing to become responsible, empowered, and actively engaged members of our community.
The international student advisors in the Office of International and Advanced Studies are available to assist students with a variety of their needs, which may include personal and cultural advising, visa regulations to maintain legal student status, health insurance, academic advising, and support for club activities and events.
Campus Mental Health and Wellness Center
Curtiss Hall 112