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Make a Contribution to the Veterans Resource Center

Please consider donating to one of two GovState Veteran initiatives.

Veteran's Emergency Fund

Supports GovState student veterans with immediate educational funding needs up to $250. These micro grants are awarded on an “as-needed” basis.

Veterans Resource Fund
This fund allows the GovState Veterans Resource Center to continue on-campus programming and community outreach.

Your next operational mission is to find purpose forever.
We can help.

Your military experience is invaluable. Whether you are active military, transitioning to civilian life or a dependent or military spouse, continuing your education will ensure your continued success. The Veterans Resource Center at Governors State University is your partner on this journey. We’ve been ranked “Best of the Best” by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a Top Veteran-Friendly School for several years—let’s take a moment to explore why.

Our predominantly military-connected staff is here to help you navigate VA Education Benefits, to offer career planning assistance, and to immerse you in campus life, including cultural events and sports. GovState is also a participating school with Air Force ROTC, and our staff represents military-connected student interests on many regional, statewide and national associations and boards. Plus, your GI Bill® assistance goes far here—up to 100% of your tuition will be covered.;

So, join us. Your next deployment is where you want to be.

Contact Us

Veterans Resource Center or call 708.235.7597

Office Walk-In Hours

Goodman Malamuth Technology (GMT) Bldg, Room 104

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Appointments are also available and recommended to guarantee service at a specific time.

Get Involved

Want to join our Student Veterans Association? Join your fellow students in our mission by requesting an invitation in Jaguar Connection:

The goal of our SVA Chapter is to use our combined skillsets to advocate for our student veteran community. Our chapter will instill a new purpose while in higher education. We want to empower military-connected students by fostering camaraderie that reflects our shared experiences through all branches of service. Our pledge is to lead the way for future success in our students through integrity, honor, and commitment.

Student Veteran Association

Governors State University proudly adheres to the Veterans Benefits Administration's Principles of Excellence program guidelines.

Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits

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Flexible Degree Programs

Flexible Degree Programs

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Military-Connected Student Information

Military-Connected Student Information

Student Forms and Benefit Processing

Correspondence Learning for the Navy

Correspondence Learning for the Navy


Military-Connected Scholarships

Military-Connected Scholarships

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