We are happy you’ve joined the Governors State University learning community. You and all your fellow students make us what we are – a diverse, lively, friendly place. We take pride in all we do to maintain a true sense of community on our campus.

It is important that we all know what to expect of one another and how we make our shared values come to life every day.  Our mission isn’t a static statement – it’s what we live by:

Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that imbues students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in a global society. GSU is dedicated to creating an intellectually stimulating public square, serving as an economic catalyst for the region and being a model of diversity and responsible citizenship.

Everyone on campus has a responsibility for helping us as we strive for academic freedom, integrity, excellence in scholarship, justice, diversity and access to education. Our STUDENT CODE and other university policies will give you clear guidance on both what you can expect from GSU faculty and staff, and what we can expect from you. 

We wish you the best this academic year.  And remember, we’re here to help you succeed.

Dr. Elaine P. Maimon

Dr. Aurelio Manuel Valente
Dean of Students

  • Student Code of Conduct (Policy 4)


    This policy outlines a Code of Conduct for students at Governors State University, and specifies the rights and responsibilities of the university community in considering misconduct. This policy applies to students who are admitted or enrolled at GSU, and to student sponsored organizations.


  • Student Code of Conduct Process Support


    Have you been reported to the Office of the Dean of Students for a potential conduct violation?

    Accused Student Information

    Complainant/ Victim Information

    Parents Information

    Faculty/Staff Information

    Student Organization Information

  • Academic Grievance (Policy 5)


    The purpose of the Academic Grievance policy is to establish a Governors State University policy and procedures for student grievances in order to ensure due process and respect for individuals' rights. This policy does refer to academic and non-academic grievances. To more learn about the Academic Grievance Policy 5

  • Students Right to Know


    The below list includes, but may be limited to, areas and/or reports that maintain student information for future reporting.

    • American Disabilities Act - Student Disability Services 
    • FERPA/ Student Records - Policy 12
    • Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542) - Public Safety 
    • University Emergency Notification System - Emergency Response

  • Additional Policies and Procedures


    The list below does not include the complete listing of all university policies. Some colleges and departments may also have policies and procedures; please consult with your academic program and/or the university catalog.  

    Academic Honest (policy 24)
    Academic Standing for Undergraduate Students (policy 14U)
    Academic Standing for Graduate Students (policy 14G)
    Anti-Discrimination/ Harassment Policy and Procedures (policy 52)
    Drug and Alcohol Policy/ Drug-Free Schools and Community Act (in development)
    Civility Policy
    Privacy, Legal Notices, and Security Notification (policy 61)
    Religious Observances (policy 38)
    Residence Hall Policies and Procedures (in development)
    University Policy and Demonstration Policy (in development)
    Volunteer Emergency Worker (policy 67)
    Withdrawal Policy (policy 6)

    For a detailed list and description of university policies click here

  • Appeal Procedures


    The Office of the Dean of Students serves as the appellate body for:



  • Contact Us


    Office of the Dean of Students
    Campus Location: A2134
    Phone: 708.235.7595708.235.7595