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.

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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. Aurélio Manuel Valente
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students