Christ-followers envision and build a Christian liberal arts college for women—Almira College.
Free Methodists buy Almira, rename it Greenville College, and welcome women and men to learn and grow in Christ-like character and service.
Students envision a campus gym, gain buy-in from decision-makers, raise funds, and build. Fitness activities flourish.
Spanish influenza threatens the community. Students convert a dormitory into a hospital and nurse the sick.
Depression-era students make household products in chemistry labs and sell them broadly; Collegiate Industries thrives.
Professor Hugh Siefken arrives on campus and soon begins building an ion accelerator. Physics scholars on campus and statewide benefit.
Students start The Simple Room, an after-school program for local kids. 35 years later, Simple Room programs serve 90 youth monthly.
Students on GU’s campus are the first nationwide to enjoy wireless internet.
Students take seriously Jesus’ call to visit prisoners. They regularly visit inmates to play chess, discuss books, and take classes together.
Students help design and develop a cloud-based app to aid emergency responders during an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Greenville College becomes Greenville University to better reflect the school’s program variety and academic rigor.
Student researchers serve homeowners throughout Southern Illinois by testing water for contaminants. The ongoing service fills a regional void.
GU’s Experience First embarks on its fifth year partnering students with businesses and nonprofits to solve real marketplace problems.