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:

  • Relay For Life of Governors State University

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    APRIL 28TH, 2017

    Governors State University

    Hall of Governors

    5:00 pm, Survivor Celebration & Dinner

    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    www.relayforlife.org/gsuil

    Teams and Individuals participate throughout the evening and raise funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer.  The event includes entertainment, family activities, survivor & caregiver recognition, food, theme laps, Luminaria ceremony and much more!

    For additional information, Call Karen Bruck, Community Manager, Relay For Life @ 708-633-7771 or Karen.bruck@cancer.org

    Byron Terry, GSU Student Life, bterry3@govst.edu

    Mychael  Vanarsdale, GSU Student Life, mvanarsdale@student.govst.edu

  • Illinois United Student Senate Forum

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    APRIL 12TH, 2017

    ILLINOIS UNITED STUDENT SENATE FORUM

    11 A.M. – 1 P.M.   Sherman Hall

    The Governors State University Student Senate hosts a conversational, educational, informative, and transparent discussion between student leaders from eight Illinois universities and legislatures about the current state of higher education in Illinois.

    GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY WELCOMES ILLINOIS LEGISLATORS;

    State Representative Will Davis

    State Representative Will Guzzardi

    State Representative Al Riley

    State Senator Pat McGuire

    State Senator Laura Murphy  

     


     

     

  • GSU Spring Fest 2017

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    APRIL 8TH

    RUN-WALK-ROLL FOR REHAB 5K RACE

    9am-1pm, GSU Main Entrance

    Grab your gym shoes and join the annual “Run, Walk or Roll for Rehab” hosted by the Physical Therapy Student Association.  Proceeds benefit the Illinois Brain injury Association.  Participants receive a complimentary t-shirt with registration fee.  Contact mjones1@govst.edu for inquiries. Register online via Jaguar Connection, www.govst.edu/jaguarconnection.

    APRIL 10TH

    POP-UP SHOP

    Noon-5pm, Hall of Governors

    Treat yourself to a little shopping while supporting a worthy cause.  The Civic Engagement and Community Service Center will host a Pop-Up Shop to raise funds for Governors State University’s Relay for Life.  Local business owners and designers will sell merchandise on campus with a portion of every sale being donated to fund Cancer Research.

    MULTICULTURAL FASHION SHOW

    2-4pm, Lobby inside the Center for Performing Arts

    Celebrate diversity, explore other cultures and enjoy a colorful, joyful celebration of fashion, music, food and dancing.This event is hosted by the International Culture Organization.

    JAGUAR TREKS-CHICAGO BULLS BASKETBALL GAME

    7pm, United Center

    Witness Six-time World Champions, the Chicago Bulls as they host the Orlando Magic.  Bus Departs GSU at 5pm, Game time starts at 7pm.  Advance ticket purchase required.  Contact slco@govst.edu for inquiries.

    APRIL 11TH

    INTERFAITH CAMPUS PRAYER

    3:30 pm, Hall of Governors

    In recognition of the recent violence that has ravaged our communities-locally, nationally and globally-students, faculty and staff, in collaboration with Intercultural Student Affairs, is sponsoring this event. Following an array of faith-traditional prayers for peace, there will be a ribbon cutting and reception for the new Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room in A1115.Contact diversity@govst.edu for inquiries.

    APRIL 12TH

    HEALING JUSTICE

    Noon-3pm, Hall of Governors

    Pamper yourself before final exams.  Stop by Hall of Governors to learn the importance of self-care while managing multiple responsibilities as students in a fast paced world.  On-site Licensed massage therapist.   Nominal fee for services.  Proceeds benefit Generating Hope’s 2017-2018 “Art 4 justice” art therapy workshops for local jr. high and high school students. Contact arashid@student.govst.edu

    PRAIRIE BOWL

    4:30pm, Prairie Place Soccer Field

    Looking for a place to enjoy the fun of football before the semester ends?  Gather your team for an exciting game of co-ed Flag Football.  Have fun with GSU faculty/staff and students.  Free entry.  Register by April 7th via Jaguar Connection.  Contact ssmith5@govst.edu

    APRIL 13TH

    PLANT YOUR FUTURE

    11am, D-wing Atrium

    As a precursor to Earth Day, join Mr. & Mrs. GSU as they present Plant Your Future.  This stimulating event provides students the opportunity to learn about the many benefits of plants to the earth.  Limited number of flower pots available for decorating.  Co-sponsored by the GSU Community Service Council.  Contact bterry3@govst.edu or ksledge@govst.edu for inquiries.

    APRIL 14TH

    C.A.R.E. TRAINING

    Noon-4pm, B2200

    Mr. & MRS. GSU along with the GSU Community Service Council invites students to become certified to recognize signs of mental health challenges, mental disorders or mental health crisis’ experienced by young persons.  Certification Awareness Recognition and Empathy training is offered by the National Council for Behavioral Health.  Students are required to attend two 4-hour trainings to receive this certification.

    SPRING FESTIVAL

    9pm-1am, Hall of Honors

    Live entertainment by GSU students and local artists.  Guests will experience all genres of music followed by a Stop the Hate-themed dance party to increase campus unity.  Spring Festival is the perfect opportunity to relax and connect with other students before the semester ends.  Hosted by GSU Program Council. 

  • Non-Traditional Student Week

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    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 LinkedIn.com, 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

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    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 - Lakeside Louge

    Thursday, March 23rd  - Prairie Place Great Hall

     

     Sign up at the door or e-mail ksledge@govst.edu.

     

  • Friends and Family Weekend

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    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
    Build-A-Bear
    Student Variety Show
     

    Registration coming soon!

     

     

     

  • HIV/AIDS Focus Group

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    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 ksledge@govst.edu.

     

  • Secretary of State Mobile Services

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    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.