Student Life strives to empower students through interaction in self-initiated or planned activities with fellow students, faculty members and staff. It's based on principles in which the campus climate respects the rights of individuals and groups, encourages student success and ensures outlets for personal and professional development.

Campus Programs are listed below:

  • Service & Leadership Seminar


    Governors State University


    For GSU Freshman & New Transfer Students

    This weeklong experiential learning opportunity leads to community service, leadership, and self-awareness for freshman and new transfer students at GSU. Participants enjoy this seminar at no cost.  You will be immersed in the Five Dimensions of Leadership Development:

    • Global/Community Perspectives: Multicultural activities, social justice programs, LGBT and women's issues, cultural immersion and group power dynamics.
    • Ethics and Values: Students understand their own personal values and  learn about ethics in the workplace.
    • Personal Empowerment: Is achieved through enhancing interpersonal skills, confidence building, motivation, public speaking, stress and time management.
    • Interpersonal Skills: Team dynamics, cooperative learning, conflict resolution/mediation, goal setting, leadership styles.
    • Community Service opportunity: Students are introduced to the benefits of and encouraged to join the Community Service Council.

    The seminar is held prior to the start of the Fall Semester, and encompasses community service projects, workshops, speakers and interaction with current campus leaders.Click here to register.

    For More Information, Call Student Life: (708) 235-7362 or email



  • Secretary of State Mobile Services


    Governors State University students, faculty and staff, as well as surrounding community members, can renew their driver’s license or state ID card, purchase their annual vehicle license plate sticker, register to be an organ and tissue donor or conduct other transactions with the Secretary of State Mobile Services on campus. Mobile Services Unit dates announced soon.

    We are excited to welcome Secretary Jesse White to Governors State University.

    The Mobile Services Unit will provide services on January 24, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hall of Governors. Acceptable forms of payment include personal checks, cash, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards.

The Jaguar Connection

GSU Jaguar


The Jaguar Connection is a long-awaited tool that features student clubs, organizations, and events.  It's a place where students can start or join an organization, or make plans to attend an event.  Club leaders can gather contact information, share event dates, and post-election processes for all clubs and organizations. The site also makes it easy for clubs to communication with each other.