Spring 2016  Welcome Week


Governors State University is excited to welcome our students back each semester. During the first week of classes, get familiar with our student organizations, and participate in the exciting activities taking place campus wide.  If you need any additional information stop by the Student Life Office A-2100 or contact Dennis Dent, Coordinator of Campus Programs and Community Service, ddent@govst.edu 

Monday, January 18

  •  MLK Day of Service Projects - In collaboration with ILCC the Civic Engagement and Community Service Center will provide multiple service opportunities around Chicagoland.  For more information or to volunteer email civicengagement@govst.edu

Tuesday, January 19

  • The Student Leadership Exchange -  Meet the leaders from various student organizations11:00am-2:00pm, Hall of Governors.

Wednesday, January 20

  •  Obstacle Course - Test your physical skills in a fun obstacle course.  Students can participate in a variety of games, and activities for Free prizes. Noon- 3:00pm, Hall of Governors

Thursday, January 21

  •  Student Club and Organization Fair - Learn valuable information about the registered GSU Student Clubs and Organizations 11:00am- 5:00pm, Hall of Governors

Saturday, January 23

  • FAFSA Workshop - 1pm, Students and community members can receive assistance in completing their FAFSA forms. Registration is required. For more information, email civicengagement@govst.edu

Monday, January 25

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program - The GSU community will come together to celebrate the life and the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in this annual celebration. 10:00am, Center for Performing Arts.

Friday, January 29

  • Unlearn, Relearn, Learn: JUSTICETalks  - This program series will provide an opportunity for the GSU community to unlearn myths, stereotypes and fallacies about various subject matters, relearn the truth and learn ways to shape their understanding that will aid in bridging cultural divides in the campus community.  The topic for this Unlearn, Relearn, Learn is Justice and will shed light on social injustices that impact us locally and nationally such as police brutality, terrorism and others.  Participants will be exposed to current cultural issues as well as challenge the GSU community to realize the benefits of living in a multicultural world.  10:00am - 12noon, Sherman Hall.  







      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.