Greenville University cares! We make the health and safety of our students, employees, and campus visitors a top priority. We commit to helping you stay informed through regular communication on this webpage. Greenville University has been conducting rapid-response saliva testing on campus since August 14th, 2020, in conjunction with student's return to campus. Our dashboard below reflects the state of campus since testing began on August 14th, 2020, and provides insight into the health of our campus community.
Cumulative Tests Taken
Cumulative Positive Cases
Cumulative Negative Tests
(1 staff / 19 students)
Fall '20 Cumulative Positives
Spring '21 Cumulative Positives
Fall '20 Cumulative Tests Taken
Spring '21 Cumulative Tests Taken
February 24, 2021
Yes, Greenville University has positive COVID-19 cases. Yes, there have been increases in cases since the start of the semester. Here’s why we are still confident that GU is one of the safest places to be right now.
February 08, 2021
As fears about COVID-19 continue to be prevalent, Greenville University has remained a safe constant for students, faculty and staff.
January 04, 2021
Greenville University is making changes to Spring Break 2021
December 09, 2020
How could a university risk such a radical, bold move as to return students to campus after Thanksgiving break? Knowledge. That’s how.
November 25, 2020
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful to God for all that we have accomplished with His help, creating a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff to learn and connect this semester. Students are meeting face-to-face in classrooms and labs due to the saliva-based testing program and high compliance of our GU community to safety protocols.
October 10, 2020
Since the impact of COVID-19, the leadership team at Greenville University has been working on a financial assistance plan for all traditional students. The Department of Education (DOE) provided emergency relief funds to cover eligible expenses to students who have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
September 02, 2020
We have been meeting regularly to assess the COVID19 situation to determine how best to host an in-person graduation ceremony in October. This week, we have had to make the hard decision to forego an in-person celebration. Combined with rising COVID19 numbers in Illinois and a pending flu season, it will be difficult for us to safely and responsibly host events with anyone outside of the immediate on-campus GU community. We have therefore made arrangements to offer an alternative online ceremony which I will outline below.
August 13, 2020
Greenville University announces a research partnership with the University of Illinois to evaluate a program designed to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19.
July 29, 2020
We learned today that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. We care deeply about every one of our employees and immediately provided responsive support. We immediately began implementing our response and communication plan that has been established with local health officials and the Bond County Health Department.