Governors State University's Emergency Management plan outlines strategies to protect the life safety of University students, faculty, and staff, and to preserve University property and assets in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Management website is a resource the University community can use to receive information on how to prepare for emergencies and how to protect themselves from the effects of an emergency.

GSU Alerts

GSU Alerts are activated through Regroup, the University's electronic emergency mass notification system, which enables University officials to provide notification and informational updates to members of the University community prior to, during, or after an emergency. Regroup sends messages instantaneously through various mechanisms including cellular and land-line phones, email, social media, and more.

Is Your Contact Information Current?

GSU Alerts will be used only to contact you in case of emergency, a University closing, or some other event that requires rapid, wide-scale notification of the community.

For Students

To update your contact information, please complete the Change of Student Information form and return it to the Registrar's office. 

You can update your emergency contact information in the myGSU portal. The information provided is stored directly in our database and will be used only in case of emergency. Click here for a tutorial on how to update your emergency contact information. The process takes less than 10 minutes.

For Faculty and Staff

Update your contact information by sending an email to Human Resources with a subject line that reads "Update My Contacts."

 To update your emergency contact information, go to the myGSU portal. Under Online Services, select "Employees," then select "Employee Profile" and "Emergency Information." You will be able to add and/or edit your contacts. After you enter the information, click "Add Contact." After editing or changing your emergency contact information, choose "Confirm" to save your changes. A confirmation notification message will appear on the top right of your screen to confirm your edits. Click here for a tutorial.

How to Report an Incident

If an incident has occurred that requires police notification, you can submit a report or call 708.534.4900.If this is an emergency that may threaten the community, contact Campus Safety immediately.

If you want to report a Red Flag threat which is to report behavior that may be potentially disruptive to the safety and well-being of the GSU Community CLICK HERE.


If you need counseling services you can contact the GSU Counseling Center at 708.235.7334 or email them at