We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Governors State University family. We know that the support of family members is vital to student success. Therefore, we invite you to become an engaged member of our community.

Our students' success is a goal shared by all of us. Please consider becoming a part of this important effort. We look forward to creating a productive and rewarding relationship with you.       

New Student Programs at Governors State University connects you to people and programs that are here to help you and your student to be successful. Here are just a few of things we have in place for parents and families of students:

  • Parent & Student Supporter Orientation


    GSU has created a Virtual Parent & Student Supporter Orientation Program. The orientation will give family and guests an opportunity to learn more about GSU and what your student will experience.  There is some overlap between New Student and Parent & Student Supporter online orientation.


    Family and Guests will learn about the following services and resources:

    • GSU Technology
    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Support Programs
    • Student Support Services
    • Financial Support
    • Community Standards
    • Title IX
    • Student Life
    • Student Success Tips


     For any questions regarding Parent & Student Supporter Orientation, please contact New Student Programs at nsp@govst.edu or 708.235.6819.