What's going on in the College of Health and Human Services? Plenty. Stay tuned to this page for highlights of current, future and past events across the college.

  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


     March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


    Save Lives with Prevention Awareness

    In partnership with the Regional Community Outreach/Relations for Cancer Institute at Advocate Health, the CHHS Student Health Ambassadors will be sharing information on colon cancer. Join us from 10am-2pm on Thursday, March 9th in the Hall of Governors, and visit “Cecil” the MEGA Colon exhibit which provides visitors with the highly interactive, educational experience of stepping through a large-scale model of the human colon. From hemorrhoids to colon cancer, this exhibit shows it all.

  • Study Abroad Business Brigade Panama Info Session


    GSU Service Learning Abroad 


    The College of Business Invites You!

    Tuesday,  February 28th at 6:00pm

    Click here and begin your adventure!

    Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00pm
    Click here and begin your adventure!

    Business Brigade Video

    Trip dates- July 23rd to August 1st 2023*

    Share business acumen. Educate local Panama communities. Help strengthen operations
    and finance skills. Spend three days exploring cultural sites, businesses, and a university
    in beautiful Panama City!

    *Minimum out-of-pocket spend: $300

    *Maximum out-of-pocket spend: $1,050

    Available Scholarships

    10 Grants $1,400 each
    Leadership Grants $250
    Study Abroad Scholarships $250-$750

    *Course: MGMT 3000/5000

    Faculty Lead: Dr. Carlos Ferran
    Contact: oijose@govst.edu for more program information

    Application and scholarship information- seetheworld@govst.edu

    *Open to all majors, minors, and students interested in service-learning.

    Sponsored by the College of Business

    *Travel is conditional based on health & safety guidelines due to COVID-19.

  • Fall 2023 Foundation Scholarships !


    Stay ahead of the curve — Update your profile on Scholarship Universe now!

    Fall 2023 Scholarships will be open

    March 6th – April 14th, 2023.

    Create, check, and update your profile in Scholarship Universe TODAY! See the attached document of Tips and Tricks. 

    Pro Tip:

    1. Start getting your letters of recommendations now!
    2. Check out the scholarship selection and criteria. Just click Get Started at the link below. New scholarships added weekly! https://www.govst.edu/Scholarships/

    Brought to you by the generous donors, caring alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Governors State University.

  • Paid Summer Research Internship – Apply Now!


    The University of Illinois Diversity in Cancer Research (UI DICR) Program is inviting undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct their own cancer research project under the mentorship of a University of Illinois Cancer Center faculty researcher.  Click here for more information.

  • GSU Named A Top School For Online Nursing Education


    Governors State University named a top school for online nursing education

    GSU has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online healthcare degrees and certificates for 2023. Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position. 

    RENO, Nev. (PRWEB) September 19, 2022 – Governors State University has been named one of today’s best schools for online higher education in healthcare by EduMed.org. GSU’s online nursing programs have earned top honors for their overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success. 

    Take a look at the full rankings to see where GSU placed: 

    Best Online Nursing Programs in Illinois – https://www.edumed.org/online-schools/nursing-rn-programs/illinois/#4-year-schools                                                                                                              

    “Our rankings showcase the schools giving future nurses and allied health professionals the best chance to succeed from day one in the classroom to day one on the job,” said Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for EduMed.org. “This starts with low-cost tuition, but also includes academic counseling, career placement and other key resources that students need to graduate and get hired.”

    EduMed.org’s rankings come at a time when the demand for trained healthcare professionals is on the rise. According to Mercer, a global consulting leader in healthcare, the U.S. will see millions of vacancies in critical healthcare positions by 2025. Nurse practitioner, nursing assistant and home health aide roles stand to experience some of the greatest shortages over the next three years and beyond. 

    “One key to solving the healthcare shortage is making higher education more accessible,” said Harris. “Online programs open the door to students who may not be able to commit to a campus-based program while working, or to commute to a classroom at all. Each school in our rankings has made online learning a priority.” 

    EduMed.org researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each healthcare discipline. Primary data points include: 

    • Academic counseling services
    • Career placement services
    • Student-to-faculty ratio
    • Tuition
    • Percent of students receiving school-based financial aid
    • Amount of school-based aid per student

    To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject. Just 8 percent of U.S. post secondary institutions earned a ranking position. 

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  • Make Someone's Life Better-CHHS Magazine

  • Congratulations to our CHHS Fall 2022 Dean's List members

  • Southland Health and Wellness Hour Podcast