At Governors State University there’s a good chance you’ll meet classmates who look a lot like you – or completely different. The diversity of our learning community is one of the things that makes us stand out – everybody fits in here. Our diversity is just one of the reasons GSU changes lives. We have programs that honor our diversity – and they’re just waiting for you to get involved in - special events, workshops, meetings and organizations. No matter which you choose, each recognizes the ethnic and cultural diversity of the campus as a community strength.

Celebrating Diversity & Social Justice

Let's celebrate diversity with our observance of history and heritage months. Throughout each designated month, Governors State University features a variety of programs and events highlighting the culture, traditions and contributions to society which these groups have made. During these months we host a variety of special events - you are bound to find one (or more) that you won't want to miss.

 

  • 2022 Latinx Heritage Month

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     LATINX HERITAGE MONTH 2022

     
     
     
    SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15
    For updates and details, visit https://www.govst.edu/Diversity/ or email diversity@govst.edu.
     

     

     

    September 15-October 15

    Art, Cultural, and Geographical Exhibition Display

    B-Wing

    Governors State University is proud to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. Latinx Heritage Month recognizes and honors the enduring contributions and importance of Latinx Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Central, and South America.

     

    Visit the Latinx Heritage Month display in the ‘B’ wing to learn about the contributions, cuisine, and notable figures within the Latin culture. 

     

     

     
     

     

    Friday Sept−16

    Latinx Explosion!

    12-1:30pm  |  Hall of Governors

    Latinx Heritage Month serves as a cultural celebration of Latin heritage. Join us as we begin the celebration with free food, music and trivia. All are welcome! 

     

     


     

    Saturday Sept−17

    Chicago Fire Soccer Match

    7pm  |  Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)

     

    Celebrate Latinx Heritage month by witnessing the Chicago Fire Soccer take on the Charlotte Football Club. Tickets are free of charge for students with limited availability. 1 ticket per student. Transportation is not provided.

     

    Please register here. Tickets can be picked up from CSEIP (A2100) beginning September 12th.

     

     


     

     

     

    Thursday Sept−22

     

    Everything I Wish I Would Have Known as a
    Latino/a/x student | B2215

     

    3-4pm 

     

    Do you have questions about being a LatinX student? Join in on the conversation to discuss the importance of building relationships; self-advocacy, and receive useful resources to help navigate the road to college completion. This session features Iris Sanchez, founding Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives at Purdue University Northwest.

    Light refreshments served.

     

     


     

     

    Saturday Oct−1

    National Museum of Mexican Art

    9am  |  Pilsen, IL

     

    Join us for a trip to the Mexican Art Museum –https://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/.

    Admission to the museum, lunch and transportation will be provided at no cost to students. RSVP on Jaguar Connection by September 23rd

     

    For more information, please contact Dr. Novia Pagone at npagone@govst.edu.

     

     


     

     

    Thursday Oct−6

    Paint la Cultura

    1:30-3pm  |  Hall of Governors Patio

     

     

    Celebrate Latinx culture and history through art! Paint and personalize your canvas while enjoying light refreshments.  Registration required on Jaguar Connection. Limited spaces available.

     

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday Oct−11

    Music & Motivation with Gustavo Moradel

    1-2pm  |  Engbretson Hall

     

     

    Meet Gustavo Moradel, a DREAMer and musician who will share his story about his passion for human rights, immigration reform, and civil and political rights. Following the presentation, Gusatavo will offer a musical performance. Light refreshments served.

    Open to the GSU community.

     

     


     

     

    Friday Oct−14

    Salsa y Salsa

    12pm-1:30pm  |  Sherman Hall

     

    Join Student Activities Council as we wrap up the celebration of Latinx culture and history with Salsa dance lessons! Enjoy chips, salsa, and treats. All are welcome. 

  • 2022 LGBTQ+ History Month

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    LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH 2022


     
    OCTOBER 1ST - OCTOBER 31ST
    For updates and details, visit https://www.govst.edu/Diversity/ or email diversity@govst.edu.

     

  • 2023 Black History Month

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    BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023


     
    FEBRUARY 1ST - FEBRUARY 28TH
    For updates and details, visit https://www.govst.edu/Diversity/ or email diversity@govst.edu.

  • 2023 Women's History Month

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    WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2023


     
    MARCH 1ST - MARCH 31ST
    For updates and details, visit https://www.govst.edu/Diversity/ or email diversity@govst.edu.