Governors State University provides accessible and affordable undergraduate and graduate learning to culturally diverse students. It champions innovation, openness, and flexibility. The university aims to guide freshmen and transfer students discover the right degree program that excite their interests. GSU's extensive list of graduate programs prepare students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. It is also home to one of Illinois' largest solar-thermal systems, which preheats about one-third of the domestic hot water for the GSU's main building.