New Student Programs is coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, in cooperation with various institutional partners and academic programs.

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Assistant Director
New Student Programs
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Graduate Assistant
Governors State University

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Eastern Illinois University
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University of South Carolina  

Office location: B1215 (Student Success Commons)
Phone: 708.235.6819


ROAR Leaders and Peer Mentors


New Student Programs Peer Mentors are integrated into the Mastering College course and are recognized leaders throughout the university community. They serve as group leaders, department liaisons, peer educators and positive role models for first-year students. The Peer Mentors hold regularly scheduled office hours in the Student Success Commons (B-1215). They can be reached there at 708.235.2863 or You can can also reach them individually via email.



ROAR (Orientation) Leaders assist new students and families in their transition to GSU during all orientation events. They play an integral role in the success of first year, transfer, graduate students and family members as they transition to the GSU community.  ROAR Leaders have high energy, creativity, social skills, great oral communication skills and a desire to meet and guide new students.

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