The Alumni Association and the colleges host many exciting and educational activities and events each year.
Here's what's coming up -

  • Alumni Book Club - July 26, 2018


    Join fellow book enthusiasts at our monthly book review.  We currently meet the 4th Thursday of each month at Panera Bread, 4864 211th St, Matteson (corner or Cicero and Rt 30) at 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: A Novel by Lisa See

    To sign up for notices about upcoming Book Club events, email

  • Addictions Studies Alumni Club Workshop for CEU Credits - July 28, 2018


    Medication Assisted Treatment: OTP versus OBOT Models of Care Workshop

    Presented by: 

     Symetria Recovery, (formerly Soft Landing Recovery)

    Saturday, July 28, 2018
    8:30 a.m. Registration
    9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Workshop
    Governors State University Lecture Hall Room F1622
    Cost:  $15 per person ($5 current GSU Students)

    Three CEU credits are offered through IAODAPCA (Approved for: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS II, CFPP II, GCE, CVSS II)

    • Understand two modalities of Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Distinguish the difference between the two modalities
    • Further understand types of opioids: Prescription Opioids and Heroin
    • Look at County Wide statistics to better understand the Opioid Epidemic on a community level (Will and DuPage County)

    Presented by:  Samantha Berta, LCSW, CADC is the Program Director for Soft Landing Recovery Joliet. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the field of addiction. Sam brings over 7 years of clinical experience, specializing in direct service, community outreach, training, crisis intervention, trauma, and CBT/DBT. She is responsible for maintaining the daily clinic operations on a multi-disciplinary level at the newly opened Joliet clinic. Dedicated to patient care and continued recovery, she continues to educate herself and her team through CEU events and psychoeducational opportunities of all kinds. Sam received her B.A. in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, where she also earned her Certificate in Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling.


    Register online, call 708-534-7892 to register by phone, or complete and mail the form


  • Sculpture, Wine and Dine - September 15, 2018


    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Governors State University's Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park offers Chicagoland residents an opportunity to see a collection of large-scale contemporary sculpture in a public park setting.

    Join us for our Sculpture, Wine, and Dine event featuring:

    4:30 p.m. Cocktail/wine reception
                     Opportunity to meet the artists
    6 p.m.       Elegant Farm-to-table dinner in the Park
    Following Dinner, Afterglow (Drinks by the fire, live music and mingling on the Patio

    Featured artists this year are Christine Tarkowski and Terrance Karpowicz.

    Tickets are only $150 per person.  Register here or call 708-235-7559 to order by phone.

  • 6th Annual Addictions Recovery Walk - Saturday, September 15, 2018


    Save the Date for the 6th Annual Addictions Recovery Walk - Saturday, September 15, 2018.

    Come celebrate Recovery Month with us.  Free admission, door prizes, refreshments, entertainment, recovery resource fair.  Featuring Master of Ceremonies, Peter Palanca, Executive Vice President and COO, TASC, Inc. and keynote speaker, George Ochsenfeld.

    Register on-line and be entered for a special door prize.

    Registration:  8-9 a.m.
    Program:  9 a.m.
    2 Mile Walk (optional): 10 a.m.
    Closing remarks:  Noon

     If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or resource fair participant, please contact Cheri Garey

  • Alumni Reception and Aaron Neville Performance Saturday, October 13


    Save the date for this special Alumni event:

    Saturday, October 13, 2018
    5 p.m. Reception
    8 p.m. Performance
    Cost:  TBD  check back

    Join us at a special reception followed by performance of Aaron Nevill Duo, American R&B and soul singer.

    For more information, contact Cheri Garey or 708-534-7892.

  • GSUHomecoming Week - November 4 through November 10, 2018


    Save the date for GSU's Homecoming Week.

    Planning is underway and will be announced soon.

    Check back in a while