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:

  • Non-Traditional Student Week


    We recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of returning adult students at colleges and universities all over the U.S. during National Non-traditional Student Week, November 4 to 8, 2013. There are a host of events planned that are geared toward the adult learner. Student Life partners with the College of Arts and Sciences, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and the Student Senate to collaborate on special events throughout the week.

    11/4...GSU Café, 2 to 7 pm, Hall of Governors
    Enjoy warm beverages and treats, chat with friends and meet the new student senate members. Enter to win Chicago Bulls tickets.

    11/4…“Don’t Be Afraid…It’s Only Twitter,” 3 to 4 pm, D2430 (ACS LAB)
    An interactive workshop designed to conquer your fears about Twitter. Participants will learn about this social media outlet and ways that it can be integrated into your life.

    11/5…Utilizing LinkedIn and Social Media in your Job Search, 3 to 4:15 pm,
    This technology-enhanced workshop will focus on the use of, explore the site’s fundamental features and discuss how to incorporate the tool into your research and job search. Attendees will gain hands-on experience creating an account to use in their professional networking.

    11/6…Student Entrepreneur Expo, Pace Connection, 11 am to 6 pm, HOG

    11/6…Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society Informational, 4:30 to 6 pm, Room A2110
    New honor society for Interdisciplinary Studies

    11/7…Financial Aid/Work Study/Internship Workshop, Cafeteria Annex, 3 to 4:15 pm
    Learn about financial aid processes, off-campus work study and acquiring internships.

    11/7…Creating Effective Resumes & Cover Letters, 3 to 4:15 pm, G227
    How to create effective correspondence pieces that adequately describe your experience, skills and abilities will be the focus.

    11/19…Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Induction, E-Lounge, 6 pm

  • Open Mic Night


    Open Mic Night is looking for poets, spoken word performers, musicians and people who have profound thoughts to share. Open Mic Night is the last Thursday of each month beginning January 26th in Lakeside Lounge from 6-7:30pm.

    Thursday, January 26th- Lakeside Lounge

    Thursday, February 23rd - Prairie Place Great Hall

    Thursday, March 30th  - Tentative


     Sign up at the door or e-mail


  • Friends and Family Weekend


    Family and Friends Weekend


    Save the date!

    October 7 & 8, 2016

    Students, Alumni, Faculty and Friends!

    Family and Friends Weekend is an opportunity to experience Governors State University campus life.This exciting October weekend presents an important opportunity for families and friends to share first hand in Governors State campus experience. The fun continues all weekend long with events and activities for everyone to enjoy.

    A few programs on the schedule include:

    Walk, Roll and Stroll
    President's Brunch
    Student Variety Show

    Registration coming soon!




  • HIV/AIDS Focus Group


    HIV/AIDS Focus Group

    Student Life will collaborate with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to bring HIV awareness  and education to the student population in the form of workshops and speakers.  The event will present programming during the Black History Month in February.

    For more information contact


  • 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 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 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.