Governors State ranks as the safest public university campus in Illinois. If you include public university campuses in northwest Indiana, we’re still number one. Safety is a big priority here. And it shows.

Visit the National Center for Education Statistics and compare us to any college or university in the region.

To ensure your safety, the campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by a team of State of Illinois certified police officers. You’ll see them in their marked cars, on bicycles and T3 motion devices. If you find yourself on campus after dark or late at night, a campus police officer can escort you to your car.

Across the campus you’ll find emergency phones – either red or yellow – that automatically call the campus police department 24 hours a day. All you have to do is pick up the receiver.

GSU also maintains an Emergency Response Team that reviews emergency preparedness plans and procedures, and implements new procedures to ensure a safe and secure campus.

In the case of emergencies such as severe weather, an automated system calls students, faculty and staff – both campus phones and cell phones – as well as text messages.