Founded in 1969, Governors State University GSU is a four-year public university in the state of Illinois that champions openness, innovation and flexibility. Serving more than 5,500 students, GSU offers 64 degree and 24 certificate programs and our students earn the qualifications needed to succeed in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education.
GSU is expert at guiding freshman and transfer students to discover the right degree program to excite their interests. The university’s extensive list of graduate programs prepares students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life, both on and off campus, with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the world renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more.
Set amongst 750 acres of prairie, GSU is located 40 miles south of Chicago, and is proud to offer the most affordable university undergraduate tuition rate in the state of Illinois. The university faculty, administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education, embracing diversity and serving students with excellence.
The Board of Trustees
The GSU Board of Trustees are responsible for the governance of the University. Learn More.
The President's Office
Big ideas—that’s what life is all about at Governors State University. Students, faculty and staff have the energy to solve big problems and to find even bigger opportunities. Read More.
The Provost's Office
We put your needs at the center of it all by creating a unique university experience that identifies your strengths and shows you how to translate them into all aspects of living and learning. Read More.
Mission and Strategic Plan
GSU’s mission begins with you. We
are committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares
you to succeed in a global society. Learn about our mission.
your education goals are, GSU can help you get there. Why GSU?