Governors State University is on a 742-acre campus in the suburban setting of University Park, Illinois, not far from Chicago.
Governors State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Governors State University has not reported any data on the presence of fraternities or sororities.
This table offers information on housing at Governors State University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||6%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||288|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||160|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||95%|
Governors State University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Governors State University students live on campus. In 2022, 6% of undergrads at Governors State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 95% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Governors State University. There are 288 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,709 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 160 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 19% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Governors State University offers coed housing.
At Governors State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Governors State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Volleyball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Governors State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Governors State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Governors State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Governors State University, take Interstate 57 to University Park, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Governors State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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