Pardon our dust! The Veterans Resource Center and Testing Center Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24th at 2:00pm. Open house immediately following after until 5:00pm. (The VRC and Testing Center will remain open during construction.)

Hours of Operation

Monday:      8:30AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday:      8:30AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Thursday:    8:30AM - 5:00PM

Friday:         8:30AM - 5:00PM

Saturday:     9:00AM - 12:00PM

Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are always welcomed!


The VRC is located in the GMT Building - Room GMT104.

 VRC Campus Map

Upcoming Events

The Veterans Resource Center will be participating in several events during the Fall 2018 semester.Please contact us is you are interested in attending any of our upcoming events.

10/11/2018 Veteran Job, Business, Entrapurnerial Expo - To be held in Joliet, IL

10/24/2018 VRC/Testing Center Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the VRC

11/10/2018 Richton Park Veterans Parade - 9:00am meet-up at the VRC

11/11/2018 Armistice Ceremony and 5K Run - 10:30am to 2:00pm starting at the VRC

11/12/2018 VRC Open House - 11:00am to 1:00pm in the VRC, refreshments will be served



 A Message from Our Director

Governors State University helps you earn your degree as you pursue an advanced military role or civilian career. We're here to support veterans, active-duty service members and their family members who are pursuing their education. Our military representatives know where you've been and where you want to go; many have military backgrounds and are specialized in the program you wish to pursue. Our motto "Veterans Helping veterans" derives from Veterans being in vulnerable positions, needing guidance from other Veterans. We believe in helping others to succeed. It is our endeavor to serve you.

We offer:

  • Military representatives who understand the culture and lingo you're used to because most have military backgrounds
  • Military tuition rates for Active-duty, National Guard, Select Reserve service members, military spouses and eligible dependents
  • Help navigating the application process for GI Bill benefits and other financial aid
  • A wide range of programs at all levels - from Associate through Doctoral
  • An education that helps prepare you with the skills and knowledge you'll need for professional life after military  
  • Career transition resources, including an online tool that helps translate your military experience into corresponding civilian jobs

Please visit the Veterans Resource Center located in the GMT Building - Room GMT-104.

Please click here to email the Veterans Resource Center with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you!

Kevin Smith
Director for Veterans and Military Personnel

Contact Us

Phone: 708.235.7597
Room: GMT 104