Here, you are committed to a lifelong pursuit of education and the arts.
Governors State University thrives on cultural and academic centers
that enrich the university and its larger community. Attend inspiring visual
and performing arts exhibits, partake in civic opportunities, or learn about
innovative research initiatives, all right on the GSU campus.
Center for the Junior Year
The CJY offers enrolled and transferring students an opportunity to discuss marrying their personal interests to their academic goals with professional advisors and peer coaches.
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is a collection of 29 master works of large-scale sculpture situated within 100 acres of prairie landscape.
Veterans Resource Center
Ranked “Best of the Best” by U.S. Veterans Magazine for three consecutive years, the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) holds its motto “Veterans Helping Veterans” to heart.
Visual Arts Gallery
The Visual Arts Gallery is committed to creating
an excellent, intellectually stimulating, and visually compelling experience
for visitors through dynamic exhibitions of established, emerging, and student
Center for Performing Arts
The CPA presents more than 50 performances annually, offering diverse, high quality and affordable cultural and arts education experiences to more than 60,000 people.
Recreation and Fitness Center
Take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available through the Recreation and Fitness Center’s facilities, including cardiovascular equipment, free weights, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and basketball and racquetball courts.
Family Development Center
A child’s early years set the stage for future learning. The Family Development Center (FDC) helps parents and children fill those early years with joy and wonder in a welcoming, nurturing environment.