Gender-Related Resources

Menstrual Hygiene Products

We are distributing free menstrual hygiene products across campus for students who are in need. Several restrooms will be stocked with tampons and pads. All snack pantries on campus will also be stocked. Additionally, three vending machines will have these supplies available for a minimal cost, in the event that the first two options are not available.

The following restrooms will have menstrual hygiene products:

  • Main Building, First Floor, Women's
  • Cook Hall, Fourth Floor, Unisex
  • Applied Technology Center, Second Floor, Women's
  • Library and Learning Commons, Women's
  • Student Center, Second Floor, Women's
  • Science, First Floor, Women's
  • Sneden, Second Floor, Unisex (Starting in Fall, after construction)
  • Music, First Floor, Men's and Women's
  • Tassell MTEc, First Floor, Women's

Snack Pantry Locations:

  • English, 400 College Park Plaza
  • Library and Learning Commons
  • Sneden Hall, First Floor
  • Tassell MTec
  • Student Center, Third Floor
  • Lakeshore Campus (Starting Fall 2018)

Vending Machine Locations:

  • Applied Technology Center (ATC), Second Floor
  • Main Building, G2 - Winchester Alley
  • Student Center, Third Floor

Lactation Room for Students and Staff

GRCC supports students and staff who have a need for lactation accommodations. Two options are available for those who wish to take advantage of GRCC lactation rooms. Cook Hall has a private, secure, RaiderCard only accessible room; to gain access, you will simply need a one-time activation of your RaiderCard.  This can be accomplished by contacting Jodie Boelens in the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab, 401 – Cook Academic Hall.  The preferred method of contact for this purpose is through GRCC email at jboelens@grcc.edu or by phone at (616) 234-4320

Additionally, Sneden Hall on the DeVos campus has a lactation room across from Sneden 106; it does not require RaiderCard authorization, but may be locked from the inside when in use.

Any questions about the lactation accommodations can be directed to Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator, at 616-234-2120.

Resources for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

If you're looking for information about resources for our transgender and gender nonconforming students, check out the video below! The Preferred Name Form and the Email Change Form are available on the Student Records Office page or at the Office of Student Life and Conduct (1st floor of the Student Center) in hard copy. If you have any questions about the content of the video below or about our policies, you can contact Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct at 616-234-3924  carolineblair@grcc.edu or Kimberly DeVries, Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance at 616-234-2120 kimberlydevries1@grcc.edu.