Governors State University is packed with programs, activities and services – all designed to make your college experience here richer and more satisfying. The more you know, the more you’ll want to get involved.

Office of Student Life

Office of Student Life

We want you to get the most out of your time at Governors State.  That’s why we have an entire office and staff dedicated to student programs, organizations, services and events.  Getting involved starts here.

On-Campus Living

On-Campus Living

Prairie Place, the first on-campus residences at Governors State, recently opened in Fall 2014.  Form great friendships that will stay with you for a lifetime.  This is a true living and learning community.

Fitness and Recreation

Fitness and Recreation

Staying fit can help keep you at the top of your academic game.  When you are a student at GSU you’ll find fitness and recreation opportunities.  There are also team sports, special events and classes.

Intercultural Student Affairs

Intercultural Student Affairs

At Governors State you’ll find students and faculty who look just like you – or completely different.  That’s one of our great strengths as a university.  We learn new points of view from each other. Read More >>


The Campus Café is located in the middle of everything – a great place to grab a meal or snack. There are specials every day, plus salad bar, soup and pizza. You’ll also find vending machines with beverages and snacks located across the campus.

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement is one of our core values at Governors State. In our new Civic Engagement and Community Service Center you’ll find our community service programs to get involved in and service-learning activities.


We know your focus at Governors State University is on getting the most out of your classes and working toward a degree that will help you get that great career or promotion. But that doesn’t mean that other aspects of your life don't also make big demands on your time and energy.

Career Services

From the day you take your first class at GSU, we’re focused on getting you started on a great career – from advice on choosing that career to selecting the major that will prepare you to succeed. We’re also your resource for help with resume writing, interview skills and workshops.

Campus Safety

Governors State ranks as the safest public university campus in Illinois. If you include public university campuses in northwest Indiana, we’re still number one. Safety is a big priority here. And it shows. Visit the National Center for Education Statistics and compare us to any college or university in the region.

Student Affairs

From the day you’re accepted, the GSU Division of Student Affairs is your on-campus resource. Starting with Welcome Week and Orientation to our Leadership Institute or Career Services, from clubs to special events, we’re here to make your college experience rich and memorable.

Upcoming Events

The Latest News

Center for Performing Arts announces new season

Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts kicks off another exciting season that offers a live entertainment experience unlike any other in the Chicagoland area. The 2014-15 season features provocative theater; musical favorites like the Beatles, big band, and the blues; contemporary dance and family entertainment that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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From community college to Emory Law School: Student succeeds in GSU’s Dual Degree Program

The first group of students from Governors State University’s Dual Degree Program received their diplomas May 17, led by student trustee and commencement speaker Kayla Randolph-Clark, who received her bachelor’s degree in business administration – finance.

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An accomplished academic and a political super star among us

Visiting professor Beyene Petros specializes in immuno-parasitology and tropical public health. But he is also a political activist in his home country of Ethiopia.

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